Major League Soccer was founded in 1993 in order for the United States to draw the World Cup tournament. At its inception the league was giving little chance for survival as soccer has been a traditional failure in the United States. But Major League Soccer hung in there through humble beginnings and tough times to now thrive with a national television contract and stadiums built for its games only. BetPhoenix Sportsbook is your source for all football soccer wagering odds & live lines. Open your account today for the best in Major League Soccer action.
There are 19 teams to choose from with the Soccer Lines at Major League Soccer as the league is set up with two conferences: Eastern and Western. The season runs from March through October. Like other soccer leagues the season can occasionally be interrupted with international play and play with other teams from other leagues from various parts of the world.
There are many outlets in which you can enjoy your action with the Soccer Lines. The ESPN family of networks carries Major League Soccer games as does the NBC Sports group. Unimas, Univision, Deportes, and the TSN family of networks also carry plenty of Major League Soccer action.
In The Black
Since 2004 and after gushing red ink for many years Major League Soccer became a profitable enterprise. The ability of the league to withstand a rough start and big losses coupled with the building of soccer specific stadiums has helped immensely as has the need for sports programing networks to fill content time. A total of 15 Major League Soccer teams have corporate logos on their jerseys which has been another major source of revenue.
Another feature that has made Major League Soccer popular has been the tremendous parity within the league as multiple teams have had realistic shots at the title and there is a lack of big market and small market inequity that dominates other professional sports. This parity will certainly add to the gambling appeal of MLS action going forward!