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  1. The Script "State" is important at MSU same with the cursive "Michigan State" in hockey
  2. Detroit has viable owners who are currently trying to buy a downtown location to start stadium construction. Tom Gores(Detroit Pistons Owner) and Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers Owner) have teamed up in an effort to bring the MLS to Detroit.
  3. It's pretty much a done deal that pro soccer is coming to Detroit, St. Louis, Sacramento, and San Antonio definitely has an edge over Austin... considering the San Antonio MLS expansion is getting backing from the Spurs.
  4. Goals The goals of the top three leagues are basically the same. The top league should aim for high television ratings, pooling top flight international players along with the absolute best Americans and to average attendance at 30,000-35,000. Attendance should average above 40,000 in the post season. League 2's goals are to fill their stadiums and to create an atmosphere that captures the minds of the fans. The stadiums here are smaller, but the goal is to average 15,000-17,000 a game. The goal for every League 2 team is to compete in the top league through the promotion process. The goal is to draw top players from America, Canada, Mexico, and Central America, as opposed to the entire world. During the post season attendance should average above 25,000. All of Canada's and America's national teams should at least be in the second league. League 3 and 4's goals is similar to those of AAA Baseball and the AHL. Have markets not normally represented, or markets with interest, but not enough to hold a pro team to compete on a national stage. The League 3 teams here are hoped to average 8,000-10,000 fans a game. League 4 are hoped to average 4,000- 6,000. In addition, they will be filled with the top US college players along with much of the US U-23 teams and surrounding nations future stars. Playoff games hope to bring over 10,000 fans in for each. League 5's goals are similar to those of the NBA D-League. The goal is to feed fans in smaller markets the live entertainment they desire without traveling to major cities. Fans of these teams will ofter support another League 1 Club. This league will be mostly made of NCAA DI players, Ex-professionals, and other college elite players. The players here would get a feel of the national lifestyle while playing less games. Less games also stresses an importance on home games and will create a great home field environment. The target attendance is 2,000-4,000. League 6 and 7's goals are to have a community club that area fans can see during the weekend or on Friday nights. The hope is for 2,0000 fans a game. They will be playing in smaller stadiums, so the goal is to fill the stadiums and to generate the best game day atmosphere. These levels are important because they should draw interest in the sport from locals and possible affiliations will help the upper leagues. This league will be filled with ex-college and current college players. There will be some NCAA DI players but it will most be filled with the ranks of NCAA DIII, NAIA, and NCAA DII players. They effectively serve as area college all star teams. Although they can promote, the lack of definite rosters, and the long offseason will make it hard to retain their best players. Players at this level will almost always have 1 year contracts and most teams will host invite only tryouts to fill their ranks. The hope is for the highest team in attendance to average around 5,000 while many lowly teams may struggle to gain 750 fans. This disparity would sort itself out with first 3 seasons as by then the best teams, most organized, most supported, and highest funded could possibly be in leagues 4 & 5.
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Teams League 1 New England Revolution (MLS) New York City FC (MLS) New York Red Bulls (MLS) Philadelphia Union (MLS) DC United (MLS) Toronto FC (MLS) Montreal Impact (MLS) Orlando SC (MLS) Columbus Crew (MLS) Chicago Fire (MLS) Sporting Kansas City (MLS) Houston Dynamo (MLS) FC Dallas (MLS) Real Salt Lake (MLS) LA Galaxy (MLS) San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) Portland Timbers (MLS) Seattle Sounders (MLS) Vancouver White Caps (MLS) Colorado Rapids (MLS) League 2 LAFC (MLS ex) Atlanta FC (MLS ex) Minnesota United (MLS ex) Miami FC (MLS ex) Carolina Rail hawks (NASL) FC Edmonton (NASL) Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) Indy Eleven (NASL) Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL) New York Cosmos (NASL) Ottawa Fury (NASL) Puerto Rico FC (NASL ex) Rayo OKC (NASL) Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) Austin Aztecs (NASL) Rochester Rhinos (past NASL) (MLS pos ex) AC St. Louis (past NASL) (MLS pos ex) Crystal Palace Baltimore (past NASL) Detroit City FC (MLS pos ex) (NASL pos ex) (NPSL) League 3 Virginia Cavalry FC (NASL pos ex) Connecticut Bicentennials (NASL pos ex) El Paso (MLS pos ex) Sacramento Republic (MLS pos ex) (USL) Las Vegas Mobsters (MLS pos ex) (PDL) AFC Cleveland (MLS pos ex) (NPSL) Hamilton (NASL pos ex) Calgary Foothills FC (NASL pos ex) (PDL) WSA Winnipeg (NASL pos ex) (PDL) Saskatchewan (NASL pos ex) FC Cincinnati (USL) Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) Louisville City FC (USL) Arizona United FC (USL) Orange County Blues (USL) Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) Charleston Battery (USL) Pittsburgh River hounds (USL) San Fransisco City FC (MLS pos ex) (NASL pos ex) (PDL) San Diego Zest FC (MLS pos ex) (PDL League 4 Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL) Charlotte Independence (USL) Rio Grand Valley Torros FC (USL) Bethleham Steel FC (USL) Reno (USL) Dayton Dutch Lions (past USL) Nashville FC (USL pos ex) Wilmington Hammerheads (USL) Richmond Kickers (USL) Albuquerque Sol FC- Albuquerque NM Mississippi Brilla- Jackson MS Midland/Odessa Shockers- Midland TX FC Tucson- Tucson AZ KW United FC- Kitchener Canada Michigan Bucks- Pontiac MI Des Moines Menace- Des Moines IA Rhode Island Reds- Providence RI Chattanooga FC- Chattanooga TN Memphis City- Memphis TN New Orleans Jesters- New Orleans LA League 5 Brooklyn Italians- Brookyln NY Shreveport Rafters FC- Shreveport LA Knoxville Force- Knoxville TN Little Rock Rangers- Little Rock AR Thunder Bay Chill- Thunder Bay Canada Reading United AC- Reading PA Hershey FC- Hershey PA Virginia Beach City FC- Virginia Beach VA Grand Rapids FC- Grand Rapids MI Myrtle Beach FC- Mrytle Beach Tobacco Road FC- Raliegh NC FC Wichita- Wichita KS Ocean City Nor'Easterners- Ocean City NJ AC Conneticuit- Danbury CT GPS Portland Phoenix- Portland ME Long Island Rough Riders- Long Island NY Seacoast United Phantoms- Portsmith NH Milwaulkee Torrent- Milwaulkee Torrent Lane United FC- Eugene OR Victroia Highlanders- Victoria Canada League 6 North East Kingston Stockade FC- Kingston NY New York Athletic Club- Pelham NY Jersey Express SC- Newark NJ Westchester Flames- New Rochell NY Clarkston SC Eagles- Clarkston NY GBFC Thunder- Binghamton NY New Jersey Copa FC- Metuchen NJ Western Mass Pioneers – Lowell MA Seacoast United Mariners- Scarborogh NH Jersey Blues FC- Madison NJ League 6 Pacific West Kitsap Pumas- Bremtom WA Washington Crossfire- Redmond WA Burlingame Dragons FC- Burligame CA Freson Fuego- Fresno CA FC Golden State Force- Glendora CA Southern California Seahorses- La Miranda CA Ventura County Fusion- Ventura CA CD Aguiluchos USA- Oakland CA OSA FC- Tacoma WA Corinthians USA- Fontana CA League 6 Mid West Buxmont Torch FC- Perkasie PA Electirc City Shock SC- Scranton PA Junior Lone Star FC- Drexler Hill Pa AFC Ann Arbor- Ann Arbor MI Kalamazoo FC- Kalamazoo MI Lansing FC- Lansing MI LC Aris FC- La Croix WI Kokomo Mantis- Kokomo IN Springfield Synergy- Springfield MO Joplin Demise- Joplin MO League 6 South East Palm Beach Suns FC- Boca Raton FL Sout Florida Surf- St. Luice FL The Village SC- The Village FL SW Florida Adrenaline- Fort Myers Weston FC-Weston FL SC United Bantams- Greenwood SC Tormenta FC- Statesboro GA Peachtree MOAB- Peachtree GA FC Carolina Discoveries- Rock Hill SC Georgia Reveloution- Conyer GA League 7 Mid Atlantic Evergreen FC -Leesburg VA Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors – Bluefeild WV Tri Cities FC- Johnson City WV West Virginia Chaos- Charleston WV Carolina Dynamo- Greensboro NC Southern West Virginia Kings Warriors – Bluefeild WV Tri Cities FC- Johnson City WV West Virginia Chaos- Charleston WV Carolina Dynamo- Greensboro NC Evergreen FC -Leesburg VA League 7 Metro Atlantic ASA Charge- Gambrills MD Chesterfield United FC- Chestfield VA FC Frederick- Frederick MD Fredericksburg FC- Fredericksburg VA Legacy 76- Williamsburg VA Lexington KN Bowling Green KN Morgantown WV Dover DE Annapolis MD League 7 Plains Liverpool Warriors- Saginaw TX Topeka KS Omaha NB Lincoln NB Pierre SD Fargo ND Lubbock TX Sioux Falls SD Norman OK Laredo TX League 7 Pacific West Deportivo Coroas- Riverside CA FC Force- El Centro CA FC Hastenal- Agora Hills CA North County Battalion- Carlsbad CA Southern California Sports Club- San Bernandino CA Telecuma FC- Telecuma CA Boise ID Salem OR Olympia WA Modesto CA
  6. Money Major League Soccer 1 250k-infinitie MLS 2 100k-250k MLS 3 60k-100k MLS 4 all new 50k-60k MLS 5 2k-max of 50k (mostly amateur college players) MLS 6 No salaries guaranteed (mostly amateur college players) MLS 7No salaries guaranteed (mostly amateur college players)
  7. Money Major League Soccer 1 250k-infinitie MLS 2 100k-250k MLS 3 60k-100k MLS 4 all new 50k-60k MLS 5 2k-max of 50k (mostly amateur college players) MLS 6 No salaries guaranteed (mostly amateur college players) MLS 7No salaries guaranteed (mostly amateur college players)
  8. Expansion Any expansion team must acquire the rights to a team. That means purchasing or agreeing to terms with a current League team. The exception is if one team folds. If a team folds the league will offer the rights to this team for free to the group who best offered a plan to start a new club. The new club can move, change name, logos, everything. In the case of claiming the league spot left by a folded team, the new team will start in the same level that the folded team ended at. Teams can force promotion through acquisitions. EX: if a group wanted to start a League 1 team, they would first have to buy a current League 1 team, then they would be allowed to change the entire team to their liking. Teams can force relegation without acquisitions. Teams wishing to be moved down leagues for possible financial reasons can submit their idea to their regional headquarters. If the regional approves it, the League HQ will look to approve. Teams forcing relegation automatically claim the 20th position in the standings at the end of their regular season. Forced relegation teams cannot qualify for any post season competitions dealing the League.
  9. Head Quarters/Owners The HQ is in New York, New York. There are also branches in, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and New Orleans. Teams can have a board or an owner but not a membership. There is one MLS commissioner, but one co-commissioner per league. Team names, owner sales, city movement, and other large changes must be confirmed by the co-commissioner for the designated league and the overall MLS commissioner. League sponsors are discussed and voted on at these headquarters. States Covered by Each Regional Head Quarter Salt Lake City Alaska Hawaii California Washington Oregon Idaho Montana Utah Arizona New Mexico Wyoming Colorado Nevada British Columbia Saskatchewan Alberta Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut New Orleans Texas Oklahoma Arkansas Tennessee Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida Louisiana North Carolina Florida Puerto Rico All Caribbean Islands Chicago North Dakota South Dakota Kansas Iowa Nebraska Minnesota Illinois Missouri Kentucky Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Ohio Ontario Manitoba Philadelphia West Virginia Virginia Washington DC Maryland Delaware Pennsylvania New York New Jersey New Hampshire Vermont Maine Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusettes Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Islander Newfoundland and Labrador
  10. Televison All games are televised on either a Fox Network or ESPN. All games will air on the MLS website, MLSnet.com, and on the MLS TV network, MLSnet.
  11. During the Game MLS follows the rules and standards of the International Football Association Board (IFAB). The playoff extra time structure follows IFAB standards: two full 15-minute periods, followed by a penalty shootout if necessary. Major League Soccer will implement fines and suspensions for simulation (diving) through its Disciplinary Committee, which reviews plays after the match.
  12. Stadiums League 1 stadiums must seat 27,000. League 2 stadiums must seat 12,000. League 3 stadiums must seat 4,000. All other stadiums must seat 1,000. If a team doesn't have sufficient ownership, funds, or stadium, the team will be fined/ suspended/ or the team will be sold to a new owner. Teams can also be punished with relegation and the option of promotion can be suspended. Teams can play in football stadiums or soccer specific stadiums. There is an exception to the League 1 stadium rule, a team can play in 15,000 seat stadium of they present a plan to build a new 25,000 seat stadium within 2 years. If the plan isn't fulfilled, or never presented to begin with, the team can be relegated. The net is 22x8 and the pitch must be 110x70. The pitch can be real or artificial, domed or outside. The pitch must be green with only soccer lines visible. League 1-3 stadiums must have real grass.
  13. Sponsors and Jerseys Each team is allowed as many sponsors as wanted, there can only be one sponsor per kit. Home kits are light colored, away kits are dark. A team can have a max of 5 total kits, 2 mandatory and 3 optional alternates. Each kit can have a different sponsor or no sponsors. On the sleeves there must be a patch of the league the club is sporting, "MLS 1" ex. For holidays and playoffs the kit will sport a patch on the back under the collar. Each teams crest must be present on the left chest. Sponsors on the jerseys can vary in size but must be on the front of the kit. Shorts also must sport the team crest on the either side of the leg. Socks, shorts, and kits must be all the same color. If the kit is checkered/striped/designed the shorts and socks must match the main color. Players can wear headbands and concussion guard but no hats. Socks can be striped and checkered as long the main color is the same. Socks must have the teams crest on the front of the socks on the shin or on the back on the calf. Jerseys are up to individual club sponsorships and boots are up to individual players.
  14. Transfer Window TOP 4 LEAGUES- The preseason/postseason transfer window is 1 January to 26 January. Teams can trade, loan, buy, sell, sign, and release/cut players in this time with no restrictions. The mid-season transfer window is 3 July- 31 August, teams can trade, loan, buy, sell, sign, and release/cut players in this time with no restrictions. There is no salary cap, meaning teams may spend as much as they would like. There is no roster maximum nor minimum. There is no draft as in other American sports. There are no waivers or waiver order, a free player is free available to all and any. Teams can loan, sell, release/cut, sign, buy, trade, and have tryouts in the off-season with no restrictions and during the transfer period. During the season, players can be cut or promoted from academies/reserves. This is the lone exception for adjusting a roster while not being in the transfer window.
  15. Allstar Game In the middle of the League season (2 weeks into the mid season break) there is an All-star Game. The all star game is selected by fan voting, only MLS1 players are eligible. The all-star game is hosted through a bidding process. Each Allstar team has 14 players. They are coached by the coaches of the teams who participated in the finals a year before. After the 28 player pool is selected the two coaches draft their teams behind closed doors. There are also a panel who give input on how to make the two teams the most equal. Every player selected must play in the game.
  16. Awards After the end of each season each league will release an All-League. A voted best player at every position from the previous year by all coaches in the league. Players tied will get a re vote until the tie is broken. In addition, there are a slew of individual awards, -Championship MVP (best player on the championship winning team) -League MVP -Newcomer of Year -Coach of Year -Best Defender -Golden Gloves -Golden Boot (highest goals+assists). -Team with most attendance (Gold Shield) -Humanitarian of the Year -Fair Play Award (Individual) -Fair Play Award (Team) -League Executive of the Year -Goal of the year All awards are selected by league coaches.
  17. Offseason TOP 4 LEAGUES- The offseason depending on how far the team goes can start from December 14 to December 21 and ends on July 31. During the offseason teams can play unlimited friendlies, inter league play (League 1 teams vs League 2 teams for example) is not allowed during the season unless it's during the US Cup or Canadian cup, but is allowed during the offseason. Team training can start at any time and end at any time during the offseason. During the offseason there will be League mettings held at the MLS headquarters. Games would be scheduled along at these meetings. Each League 1-5 would have their own conference at head quarters. LOWER 2 LEAGUES- Each regional league in 6&7 will meet at regional headquarters for scheduling during the postseason/preseason break for the Top 4 Leagues.
  18. Reserves/Affiliates Teams are allowed to have an affiliate club. This club is a team of reserve players who are owned by the main club but play in games to get game time practice. Affiliates can only play in league 5 and below. Affiliates must be named with “II” at the end. Affiliate clubs can transfer players any time to the main club, otherwise they must follow normal transfer procedure. Affiliates can be bought or agreed to. Affiliates can move between leagues (be promoted and be relegated). If they finish in the top playoff spot, the league below their affiliate, their spot is given to the next available team. Like wise, if the main club is to be relegated to the same league as the affiliate, the affiliate must be relegated and will take the 20th position in the standings. Affiliates must have the same name as their owner with a “II” at the end, but other than that, they can be totally different. The logos, colors, jerseys, location, and stadiums can be different. As long as they have the same owner(s) and name.
  19. Post Season, Relegation, and Promotion. TOP 4 LEAGUES- The top two teams are automatically promoted at the end of the season. There are three post season competitions they determine the league champion, promotion, and relegation. The top two teams play in a head to head championship game based off of regular season points. The #1 ranked team always hosts the game. The League Championship game is always played 2 weeks after the end of the regular season (December 31st). The Championship game crowns the yearly champion and is always the leagues final game of the year. At the end of the season, the second week in December the teams ranked 3, 4, 5, 6 entered in a playoff. The team with the highest regular season points always host the playoff games. The playoff is single elimination. The resulting playoff champion gets promoted to the league above. The playoff span a two week period from December 21st to December 31st (one round per week). If teams are tied for a playoff spot, goal differential is taken into considerations, then head to head record, then head to head score, then yellow cards/red cards given throughout the season. The final postseason competition determines relegation. The worst 2 teams are automatically relegated, but the 3rd and 4th worst must play in a one game fixture to determine the third and final team relegated. If teams are tied for a relegation spot, goal differential is taken into considerations, then head to head record, then head to head score, then yellow cards/red cards given throughout the season. This game is played one week after the end of the regular season (December 21st). The 4th ranked team hosts the match. LEAGUE 5 RELEGATION- League five follows the same model set for the top 4 leagues, with the exception 4 total teams are relegated. The worst 3 teams are automatically relegated, but the 4th and 5th worse must play in a one game fixture to determine the third and final team relegated. If teams are tied for a relegation spot, goal differential is taken into considerations, then head to head record, then head to head score, then yellow cards/red cards given throughout the season. This game is played one week after the end of the regular season (December 21st). The 5th ranked team hosts the match. All League postseason matches must be played at one of the following specific times (Friday night, Anytime on Saturday, Mid day on Sunday, any time on New Years Eve). LEAGUE 6 AND 7 PROMOTION, RELEGATION, REALIGNMENT- The bottom two division of soccer are split into multiple regions. There are no playoffs in these leagues. The champion is crowned at the end of the season based on points. If teams are tied, goal differential is taken into considerations, then head to head record, then head to head score, then yellow cards/red cards given throughout the season. The 4 champions in League 6 are promoted to League 5, the 4 champions in League 7 are promoted to League 6. There are also no postseason to determine relegation. The 4 losers in League 5 are relegated to League 6, the 4 losers in League 6 are relegated to League 7. Because of the divide into 4 entirely different divisions, each year the conferences are redrawn. For instance, a team in Texas may be apart of the South League one year, then the West League the next year. It ensures less travel and a closer fan experience for smaller clubs. PROMOTION/RELEGATION EXCEPTIONS- If a team is deemed unfit to be promoted there promotion will be given to the next highest team(See stadium standards). There is also the case for affiliate/reserve clubs. See below.
  20. Season Structure TOP 4 LEAGUES- The teams of the top 4 leagues take part in a double round robin tournament, playing every team in the league, once at home and once away. There are two breaks that are aligned with transfer windows, and there is a possible postseason for promotion and relegation. The year starts on January 1st. From January 1st to January 26th, the teams are in preseason. After January 26th, the teams compete once a week for 22 straight weeks. After 22 weeks, the teams receive a mid season break July 3rd to August 31st. Starting September 1st, the teams will continue on playing for another 16 straight weeks. At the conclusion of this, some teams will enter the 2 week post season (Promotion/Relegation playoffs). This will end on December 31st leading to the next season. The Teams are ranked according to their points, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss, and 3 for a win. LEAGUE 5- The fifth league is different in the sense of season length. Instead of playing 38 total games as in the top four, they only play 19 regular season games and a possible 21 for the postseason. The league begins in the first week of April and the postseason ends the final week of August (22) weeks. Teams will play once a week, with a bye one week. There is no transfer window for League 5 teams. There rosters must be set prior to April 1st, and once it is September 1st, they are free to do what they wish. THE 6th DIVISION- The 6th division is split into 4 geographical leagues. The 10 teams in each league will play a double round robin tournament (18 total games). There is no transfer window or postseason for this league. The winners are promoted, while the worst team is relegated. The league begins in the first week of May and ends the final week of August (18) weeks. Teams will play once a week. There is no transfer window for League 6 teams. There rosters must be set prior to May 1st, and once it is September 1st, they are free to do what they wish. THE 7th DIVISION- The 7th division is split into 4 geographical leagues. The 10 teams in each league will play 9 games There is no transfer window or postseason for this league. The winners are promoted, while there is no relegation. The league begins in the first week of June and ends the first week of August (10) weeks. Teams will play once a week, with one bye week. There is no transfer window for League 6 teams. There rosters must be set prior to June 1st, and once it is August 8th, they are free to do what they wish.
  21. Overview There are six leagues in the “new” MLS. League One, the best; League Seven, the worst. There are no conferences, barriers, or divisions within the top five individual leagues. The League Six and Seven are separated into four geographic regions. League One through League Five would all have 20 teams each. The sixth and seventh level would have a total of 40 teams each, with 10 teams in each geographic league. Teams get 3 subs per game and 9 for friendlies. Before each game the playing of the national anthem is required. The country represented by each team is required to have their anthem played. The teams will generate international value by playing in many preseason friendlies with international opponents. EX: Quebec vs Montreal = Only the Canadian National Anthem EX: Boston vs New York = Only the US National Anthem EX: Quebec vs Boston = Both, US and Canada's National Anthems
  22. This is my MLS concept. I have completely reorganized the league with tons of details all thought out.
  23. The USA looks exactly like the Chicago Bull's jerseys from the same era.
  24. I would completely overhaul the entire American Soccer Pyramid to make it more similar to the rest of the world but still keep American aspects of sports, like all star games, awards, playoffs, ect. My ideas are scattered but I got all of them out... Each team will play each other team once for a total of 58 games, one home and one away. Games are played on Wednesdays and Fridays. The top 8 teams will enter a 3 round tournament of single elimination. The teams are seeded by regular season points. The final 4 will move up while the worst 4 will relegate. Ties can be broken in a 1 game playoff. Playoffs are played on Saturdays. 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie, 0 for a loss. There are no divisions and no conferences within the individual leagues. During the playing season from August to the end of June. (44 weeks) teams may not play MLS teams from other tiers. The first 41 weeks are to play the league games, the final 3 weeks are for the 8 team playoffs. The offseason is 8 weeks longs at a minimum and 11 weeks at a maximum. The transfer window is 11 weeks long. Interleague(MLS1 vs MLS2) play is considered a friendly and must be played in the offseason. The preseason/endseason transfer window is from July1-august 31. The midseason transfer window is January 1 to February 2. All games are televised. ESPN televises Wednesday games for MLS 1 and NBC and Fox split Saturday Games for MLS 1. MLS1 and MLS 2 playoffs are televised on ESPN. All remaining games are televised on MLS network. The HQ is in New York, New York. There are also branches in, San Fransico, Atlanta, and Detroit. The transfer window has no restrictions, there is no player minimum salary, no maximum salary, no salary cap, no roster maximum, and no roster minimum. There is no player draft or selection process. Teams may, scout players and sign them whenever. Free agents can sign at any point and play instantly. Transfers/trades can only occur in the transfer window. Teams can become affiliates with other MLS clubs, the affiliate will be then relegated to league 5 and will none able to promote. If they finish in the top 4 their promotion will be given to the 5th. Affiliate clubs can transfer players only during the allowed transfer window, even to its main affiliate. The league has no age restrictions and no limit on coaching staff. There must be one and only one "head coach" listed on the roster or the team will forfeit all matches without. The top 4 MLS1 teams earn a spot in the CONCAF Gold Cup. Each league awards 2 trophies, one for regular season champion and one for play off champion. The only exception to playing inter league during the regular season or playoff period is the US Cup or the Canadian Cup. All Canadian teams earn a spot in the Canadian Cup and the top 64 American MLS teams earn a spot in the US Cup. MLS 1 is sponsored by Adidas for balls while every other league uses Nike. Jerseys are up to individual club sponsorships and boots are up to individual players. The net is 22x8 and the pitch must be 110x70. The pitch can be real or artificial, domed or outside. The pitch must be green with only soccer lines visible. Players can be cut at any time, making them free agents. Teams can have a board or a owner but not a membership. There is one MLS commissioner, but one co-commissioner per league. The seeding of the playoffs are determined from regular season points. Each team is allowed as many sponsers as wanted, there can only be one sponsor per kit. Home kits are light colored, away kits are dark. A team can have a max of 5 total kits, 2 mandatory and 3 optional alternates. Each kit can have a different sponsor or no sponsors. On the sleeves there must be a patch of the league the club is sporting, "MLS 1" ex. For holidays and playoffs the kit will sport a patch on the back under the collar. Each teams crest must be present on the left chest. Sponsors on the jerseys can vary in size but must be on the front of the kit. Shorts also must sport the team crest on the either side of the leg. Socks, shorts, and kits must be all the same color. If the kit is checkered/striped/designed the shorts and socks must match the main color. Players can wear headbands and concussion guard but no hats. Socks can be striped and checkered as long the main color is the same. Socks must have the teams crest on the front of the socks on the shin or on the back on the calf. MLS 1 stadiums must seat 20,000. MLS 2 stadiums must seat 5,000. All other stadiums must seat 1,000. If a team doesn't have sufficient ownership, funds, or stadium, the team will be fined/ suspended/ or the team will be sold to a new owner. Teams can play in football stadiums or soccer specific stadiums. There is an exception to the MLS1 stadium rule, a team can play in 5,000 seat stadium of they present a plan to build a new 20,000 seat stadium within 2 years. Teams get 3 subs per game and 9 for friendlies. At the end of the MLS1 season there is an All-star Game. The all star game is selected by the MLS 1 coaches from the previous season, only MLS1 players are eligible. Even if a team is relegated, the player is still eligible for the all-star game. The all-star game is hosted in Honolulu Hawaii every year. Each team has 14 players. They are coached by the coaches who coached in the MLS finals. After the 28 player pool is selected the two coaches draft their teams behind closed doors. Every player selected must play in the game. At the end of each year each league awards, MVP, Rookie of the year, coach of the year, team with most attendance, best defender, golden gloves, and golden boot( highest goals+assists). There are 17 Canadian Teams, one Puerto Rican team, and the rest are mainland American. All merchandise is split within the league. Team names, owner sales, city movement, and other large changes must be confirmed by the co-commissioner for the designated league and the overall MLS commissioner. Teams can loan, sell, release/cut, sign, buy, trade, and have tryouts in the offseason with no restrictions and during the transfer period. During the season teams may only cut/release players and sign players. Before each game the playing of American national anthem and the Canadian national anthem is required. If a team is deemed unfit to e promoted there promotion will be given to the next highest team. There are no waivers or waiver order, a free player is free available to all and any. Team training can start and end at any point throughout the season. Games would be scheduled as soon as all playoff series are over and leagues are realigned. After the end of each season each league will release an all- team. A voted best player at every position by all coaches in the league. Players tied will get a revote until the tie is broken. Most are real teams, just moved. "////" indicates that the team name is unknown but I chose the city. Feel free to comment changes and ask questions. Tier 1New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, DC United, Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire, Sporting Kansas City, Houston Dynamo, Dallas FC, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, Vancouver Whitecaps, San Jose Earthquake, Real Salt Lake, Atlanta Silver-backs, Miami FC, Orlando City FC, New York FC, Detroit City FC, Phoenix FC, Minnesota United FC, Ottawa Fury, St Louis Lions, San Antonio Scorpions MLS 2Las Vegas Mobsters, Austin Aztex, Southern San Diego Seahorses, Sacramento Fusion, Carolina Rail hawks, FC Edmonton, New York Cosmos , Tampa Bay Rowdies, Jacksonville Armada, Virginia(DC) Cavalry, Oklahoma City Energy FC, Indy 11, Calgary Mustangs, San Francisco Stompers, Ft lauderdale Strikers, Hartford Hawks, Baltimore Bohemians, Puerto Rico Islanders, Rochester Rhinos, Pittsburgh River hounds, AFC Cleveland, Cincinnati Dutch Lions, Providence (Rhode Island) reds, FC Nashville, Memphis Rogues, Louisville City, Milwaukee Wave, Charlotte Eagles, Richmond Kickers, Virginia Beach Royals, Charleston Artillery MLS 3Harrisburg City Islanders, Dayton Dutch Lions, Orange County Blues, Wilmington Hammerheads, Tulsa Athletics, Real Colorado Springs foxes, Hamilton Lynx, London Forrest City, Halifax Dumbrack SC, Long Island Rough Riders, Omaha Vipers, Fresno Feugo, Oakland Quake, Birmingham Brilla, New Orleans Jesters, FC Baton Rogue, Boise////, Grand Rapids FC, Boston////, little Rock////, FC Tuscan, Portland(Maine)////, WSA Winnipeg, FC buffalo, st. Paul25(twin cities) twinstars, Corpus Christi Heat, El paso Sockers, fort worth vaqueros, Spokane (Washington) Crossfire, Albuquerque sol FC MLS 4Wichita B-52's, Syracuse Silver Knights, Akron Saints, West Virginia Chaos, Chattanooga FC, Anaheim Missonaries, Flagstaff ////, Tacoma (Puget Sound) Gunners, Rockford Inferno, Ontario(California) Predators, Victoria Highlanders, St. Peterburgh////, Vermont/New Hampshire //// -, Myrtle beach mutiny, New Jersey////, Gilbert/Scottsdale Storm, Lansing United, New Haven(CT) ////, Albany////, Knoxville Force, Fort Wayne Fire, Flint/Saginaw Bucks, Provo BYU Cougars, Evansville(quad city) eagles, Reno Legends, Davenport Menace, Tallahassee Hurricanes, Trenton////, Montgomery////, Savannah(Georgia) Revolution MLS 5Kalamazoo Kickers, Toledo////, Canton Vortex, Windsor Stars, Green Bay////, Shreveport ////, Lincoln ////, Lafayette ////, Lubbock Barracuda, Boulder Lightning, Muskegon Risers, Duluth////, Saskatoon Accelerators, Cedar Rapids//// , Traverse City North Storm, Thunder Bay Chill, Amarillo Sidekicks, Topeka Magic, Regina////, Long Beach Sol, York Region Shooters, Odessa (south Texas) devils, Fargo//// -, Billings////, Elkhart ////, Cheyenne(Wyoming)////, Jackson(Wyoming)////, Eugene Lane United, Peoria Piasa, Niagra United, Kitchener(Canada)////Please post questions and comments.
  25. i also love that whole uniform set. If the black on the jersey was white it would be so much better.
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