Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams

Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams

by Shane Stay
Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams

Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams

by Shane Stay


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Major League Soccer (MLS) is on the fast track to becoming the world’s next super league. Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams gives in-depth information on this amazing league, including the players, coaches, each team’s style of play, and even background on each MLS city.
As American soccer continues to explode in popularity, it’s only a matter of time before the United States takes over the world’s most popular sport. Compared with the soccer-playing world, MLS had a late start, playing its first games in 1996, yet its goal is to surpass the EPL, Serie A, La Liga, and Bundesliga. This book explains the current focus of the MLS and its plans for the future.
MLS is a league that has attracted the world’s best, such as David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, World Cup champions Thierry Henry and Kaka, along with a host of talent from the United States men’s national soccer team, including Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey. All the players and current team rosters are discussed in this book.
While players come and go, the fans are beginning to establish an unbreakable, lifelong bond with their teams—the Portland Timbers, Atlanta United, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Sporting Kansas City, LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, and every other MLS city in-between, along with expansion teams, such as Cincinnati and Miami—and this book will spur their enthusiasm.
Major League Soccer 2019 takes the fan through every aspect of this exciting—and fastest growing—league.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782551591
Publisher: Cardinal Publishers Group
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Shane Stay is the author of European Soccer Leagues 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Season, The World Cup 2018 Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Soccer World Cup, Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet, and The Cairo Project, and his stories have also appeared in various online and print publications in the genres of sport, humor, and modern culture. During 2008, he played professional soccer, co-authored a book, published a magazine story, bottled Leaf Dressing, worked clubs as a comedian, was a restaurateur, and received a Master of Arts. In 1999, he founded the first online Current Events Game (CE Game). He has appeared on TV and featured on numerous radio broadcasts including ESPN and NPR. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

History of Major League Soccer 12

A Look Back at the 2018 MLS Season 28

The MLS Teams 2019 52

Eastern Conference

Atlanta United FC 54

Chicago Fire 67

Columbus Crew SC 74

D.C. United 81

Montreal Impact 89

New England Revolution 93

New York City FC 99

New York Red Bulls 104

Orlando City SC 111

Philadelphia Union 118

Toronto FC 123

FC Cincinnati 129

Western Conference

Colorado Rapids 134

FC Dallas 140

Houston Dynamo 146

LA Galaxy 152

Los Angeles FC 160

Minnesota United FC 169

Portland Timbers 176

Real Salt Lake 182

San Jose Earthquakes 188

Seattle Sounders FC 195

Sporting Kansas City 202

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 208

A Look Forward to the 2019 MLS Season 213

Records and Statistics 216

Trivia 227

MLS Fantasy League 2019 Guide 231

Author's Note 236

Appendix 238

Endnotes 247

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