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League on the Rise

“At Major League Soccer, our vision is to be one of the top leagues in the world. We come to work every day focused on building our sport in the United States and Canada and place teamwork at the front and center of everything we do.  We believe that the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees make us stronger, more creative and innovative, and ultimately more successful. We are always looking for individuals who share our passion for the beautiful game. There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of Major League Soccer.”

Don Garber, Commissioner

Did you know?

During the last two decades, no major professional sports league in North America has grown as successfully or at the astounding rate as Major League Soccer.

Officially launched in 1996, MLS has developed into one of North America’s five major leagues and has become one of the top soccer leagues in the world.


Since Don Garber was named Commissioner of MLS in 1999, the League has experienced extraordinary growth on and off the field.

Launched with 10 teams in 1996, in 2018 the league had 23 clubs across major markets in the U.S. and Canada. MLS has become a “League of Choice” for elite soccer players in the prime of their careers, while new attendance records have been established year after year.


It is a strong statement about the ascension of MLS that some of the world’s leading businesspeople and entrepreneurs have bid to own an MLS expansion club.

Since 2015, Orlando, Atlanta and Minnesota joined MLS, while the New York and Los Angeles markets added second clubs -- and all have been extremely successful. New expansion clubs have been awarded to Miami, Nashville, and Cincinnati, and MLS will grow to 28 teams in the coming years.

Soccer United Marketing (SUM)

Since 2002, Soccer United Marketing has become the preeminent commercial soccer enterprise in North America, overseeing the commercialization, marketing, promotion and operational execution of the region’s most successful soccer entities.

SUM holds the exclusive rights to Major League Soccer, the United States Soccer Federation, the Mexican National Team (for the U.S. market), and CONCACAF Properties.


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