Major League Soccer

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Information about Major League Soccer

Published on April 27, 2014

Author: AndrewFarco



A Brief Overview of the Growing MLS

League and Company Focus By Andrew Farco

Major League Soccer • Founded on December 13, 1993 • Top professional soccer league in the United States • Member of FIFA • Website: • Headquarters: New York City • Address: 420 5th Ave between 37th and 38th Street

League Information and Format • The commissioner is Don Garber. He has had that position since 1999. He took over for Doug Logan who was the commissioner from the start in 1993. • The season has 34 games. Range from the beginning of March to the beginning of December (including playoffs) • 19 teams, 21 teams by 2015

Playoff Format • Playoffs differ from big time European soccer leagues • The best regular season record wins the Supporter’s Shield • Top 3 teams in each conference qualify for playoffs. Next four best teams earn wild-card berths • High-Seed vs. Low-Seed. Two games, aggregate goals. • Final receives the Phillip F. Anschutz Trophy (MLS Cup) - Currently held by Sporting Kansas City

MLS Expansion • The MLS will expand to 21 teams in 2015. – Adding a team in New York City (New York FC) – Adding a team in Orlando (Orlando City SC) – The possibility of bringing a team to Miami, owned by David Beckham is still under review.

LinkedIn • Nan Moses – Partnership Marketing Manager at Major League Soccer • LinkedIn

PUMA • PUMA is a sports footwear and apparel company • Founded by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler in 1924 • Headquarters is in Herzogenaurach, Germany • Soccer sponsors: Cesc Fabregas, Ginaluigi Buffon, and Sergio Aguero • Non-Soccer Sponsors: Usain Bolt, Walt Frazier, Joe Namath • Other Locations: Boston, London, Hong Kong

Jobs and Internships at PUMA • /

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