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Structure of US men's professional soccer leagues There are three professional leagues of soccer teams sanctioned by the Professional Division of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF or U.S. Soccer). The top level league is Major League Soccer, (MLS). The A-League is a 2nd division league and Pro Select is a 3-rd division league. The A-League and Pro Select are part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL).

Since 1914 there has been a domestic cup championship, the US Open Cup.

Major League Soccer (a 1st division league)

A-League (2-nd division)

  • Western Conference
    • Calgary Storm
    • Cincinnati Riverhawks
    • El Paso Patriots
    • Indiana Blast
    • Milwaukee Wave
    • Minnesota Thunder
    • Portland Timbers
    • Seattle Sounders
    • Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Eastern Conference
    • Atlanta Silverbacks
    • Charleston Battery
    • Charlotte Eagles
    • Montreal Impact
    • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    • Richmond Kickers
    • Rochester Rhinos
    • Syracuse
    • Toronto Lynx
    • Varginia Beach Mariners

Pro Select (3-rd division)

  • Atlantic Conference
    • New Jersey Stallions
    • Long Island Rough Riders
    • New York Freedoms
    • South Jersey Barons
    • Reading Rage
  • Northern Conference
    • Western Massachusetts Pioneers
    • Westchester Flames
    • New Hampshire Phamtoms
  • Southern Conference
    • Wilmington Hammerheads
    • Carolina Dynamo
    • Greenville Lions
    • Northern Virginia Royals
  • Western Conference
    • San Diego Gauchos
    • Arizona Sahuaros
    • California Gold
    • Northern Nevada Aces


Women's professional soccer in the US The pro division of U.S. Soccer first sanctioned a 1st-division women's league in 2001.

Women's United Soccer Association (1st division pro)

  • Atlanta Beat
  • Boston Breakers
  • Carolina Courage
  • New York Power
  • Philadelphia Charge
  • San Diego Spirit
  • San Jose CyberRays
  • Washington Freedom


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