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Major League Soccer (MLS) is the biggest soccer competition in North America. It’s where stars which once lit up the European stage now ply their trade, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Kaká, and Thierry Henry all gracing the stage in recent seasons. Get MLS football tips and betting predictions for the whole season at Football Tips.
Our MLS tipsters have been following the league for years and combine their experience with data-driven insights to bring you quality predictions for a range of your favourite bets. You’ll find MLS football tips for all kinds of bets, from final score to the number of cards. We post all our predictions way ahead of kick-off, giving you plenty of time to get your wagers in before the soccer starts.
The first MLS season kicked off in 1996, when it included 10 teams from across the continent. The initial years were dominated by D.C. United, which claimed three titles in the first four seasons. Having kept a low profile for its first few years, the league’s popularity began to grow as new teams were formed and more marquee names signed.
The late 1990s were a tumultuous period for the MLS. The USA national team finished plumb last at the 1998 World Cup. Then, in 2002, Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny had their entries rejected on financial grounds, bringing the number of competing clubs back down to 10.
When the US national team stormed to surprise quarter-final place at the 2002 World Cup, interest in the MLS began to flourish once more. A new Designated Player rule broke the salary cap that had been placed on teams previously, meaning MLS clubs had the money to attract more global stars and grizzled veterans. In 2007, England captain David Beckham arrived at Los Angeles Galaxy and the MLS expanded into Canada with the addition of Toronto FC.
As of 2021, 27 teams compete in the North American soccer league – and there are plans to expand this further over the next few seasons.
The Major League Soccer Cup takes place in December, at the end of the MLS season. Unlike in European leagues, the team with the most points in the league are not the sole winners. Instead, a 12-team playoff takes place – with the final being held in December. The winner claims the coveted Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. Los Angeles Galaxy have dominated the end of season tournament since its inception in 1996, winning five titles and appearing in a string of consecutive finals.
We’ll bring you a great selection of MLS betting tips and predictions for every round of the playoffs, and of course the final itself.
Every Major League Soccer fixture is live streamed online with Bet365. It’s never been easier to watch one of the most attack-minded, entertaining leagues from across the globe. With the American top tier being played through the summer months, it provides the perfect opportunity for a football fix in between European league seasons.
To watch and bet on any MLS match LIVE this season at Bet365 simply go to the website via our link, place a bet on the fixture you want to watch and then you can view the game as it happens – from the first game of the season right through to the MLS Cup Final.