Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer is the top professional soccer league in North America. It has been founded in 1996 after the United States had hosted the 1994 FIFA World Cup. MLS will kick off its 17th campaign in 2012. After Toronto in 2007, Seattle in 2009, Philadelphia in 2010, Vancouver and Portland in 2011, Montreal will become the 19th franchise in the league in 2012.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago Fire
Los Angeles Galaxy
Columbus Crew   Chivas USA
D.C. United   Colorado Rapids
Philadelphia Union   Seattle Sounders FC
New England Revolution   Real Salt Lake
Toronto FC   FC Dallas
Kansas City Wizards   Houston Dynamo
New York Red Bulls   San Jose Earthquakes

CHAMPIONS

1996 – D.C. United beat Los Angeles Galaxy
1997 – D.C. United beat Colorado Rapids
1998 – Chicago Fire beat D.C. United
1999 – D.C. United beat Los Angeles Galaxy
2000 – Kansas City beat défait Chicago Fire
2001 – San Jose Earthquakes beat Los Angeles Galaxy
2002 – Los Angeles Galaxy beat New England Revolution
2003 – San Jose Earthquakes beat Chicago Fire
2004 – D.C. United beat Kansas City Wizards
2005 – Los Angeles Galaxy beat New England Revolution
2006 – Houston Dynamo beat New England Revolution
2007 – Houston Dynamo beat New England Revolution
2008 – Columbus Crew beat New York Red Bull
2009 – Real Salt Lake beat Los Angeles Galaxy

MVP (Most Valuable Player)

1996 – Carlos Valderrama (TB)
1997 – Preki (KC)
1998 – Marco Etcheverry (DCU)
1999 – Jason Kreis (DAL)
2000 – Tony Meola (KC)
2001 – Alex Pineda Chacon (MIA)
2002 – Carlos Ruiz (LA)
2003 – Preki (KC)
2004 – Amado Guevara (NY)
2005 – Taylor Twellman (NE)
2006 – Christian Gomez (DCU)
2007 – Luciano Emilio (DCU)
2008 – Guillermo Barros Schelotto (CLB)
2009 – Landon Donovan (LA)

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