The MLS Cup
Published or Updated November 26, 2012
Location: United States
Event Type: Team Championship
First Held: 1994
Next Up: 12/1/2012-12/1/2012
When and Where: every November at rotating sites throughout the United States
From early spring to late November, Major League Soccer teams do battle to varying degrees of warmth from spectators, home town or not.
Major League Soccer was established in 1993 as part of the United State’s bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The first season was played in 1996 – a bit late – and teams play 30 regular season games.
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In 2004, penalty kicks were introduced after one overtime.
The MLS scudetto was originally a curved, triangular badge featuring a backdrop of the American flag behind a replica of the Alan I. Rothenberg MLS Cup trophy.
Dwayne De Rosario is the only person to be named the MLS Cup MVP more than once.
Philip F. Anschutz has the trophy named after him for his years of service to the MLS.
The MLS Cup has:
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