World Cup 2014

Sunday 13 July 2014
Final Tournament


# Team
1 Germany
2 Argentina

All About MLS

Worldwide, soccer is the most watched sport. It requires concentration, skill, and athletic ability, and it appeals to almost every country in the world. Interestingly, while the United States usually boasts the best players in other major sports, the country is still working to compete against top international talent. One of the ways in which the U.S. has strived to meet international excellence, is through Major League Soccer. The MLS was founded on December 17th, 1993. It features talented teams from both the U.S. and Canada. Currently, the MLS features 19 teams, 16 of which reside in the U.S., and 3 from Canada. The league has enjoyed more notoriety in recent years, mainly due to the rising popularity of the World Cup.

The MLS regular season stretches from March to October. Teams that make the playoffs contend through the month of November to win the MLS Cup. One of the great aspects of the MLS, is that the teams are able to compete in other competitions as well. Some teams play in the CONCACAF Champions League. They also compete against teams in the U.S. Open Cup. The flexibility of the MLS is one of the major positives of the league, as many of the players get to put their talents to the test against others throughout the world.

In the beginning, the MLS was not regarded as a legitimate professional sports organisation. In the United States, most people follow pro sports such as the NFL, MLB, and NBA. Although it did not enjoy much appreciation early in its creation, it has continued to draw a decent fan base over the years. The addition of ageing international stars has served to bolster the popularity. A few years ago David Beckham, one of the most highly regarded players in England’s history, came to the MLS to join the L.A. Galaxy. Other big names in soccer, such as Henry, Dempsey, Kaka, and David Villa, have also chosen to sign with MLS clubs.

Major League Soccer serves an important role in developing homegrown soccer talent. Many other countries continue to produce international soccer superstars. One of the reasons this happens is because soccer is the main sport of their country. Kids in the U.S. have several different professional sports to eventually join, and many of them do not see soccer as being nearly as fun. This is certainly changing, however. Clint Dempsey is an American-born soccer player who has the talent to match many others all over the world. This is the reason why he was paid a handsome sum of money to join Liverpool’s team.

Investors continue to note that the MLS is growing by leaps and bounds. Some potential team owners are placing bids for teams in new cities across the U.S. because they realise that more people are watching the sport on TV. The excitement of the 2014 FIFA World Cup rapidly spread through American cities this summer, and it showed that soccer is quickly rising as a major sport in this country.