The most powerful soccer teams in the US

Watching soccer is a real treat for me, whether I do it on TV in the comfort of my home or I actually go to a game. Over the years, I’ve kept tabs on some of the most powerful teams in the United States, and so I decided to write a short post about the ones that I appreciate and that have been the rulers of the game for some time now. I’ve included a short description of each and every one so that you find out a bit about them.

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Sporting Kansas City

This Missouri soccer club began as a charter team in the league back in 1996. Most soccer fans still know them as the Kansas City Wizards as this was the name they held until November 2010. Seeing how they have less than twenty years of existence, the evolution of this team was impressive, in that they managed to win their first MLS Cup Championship in 2000. They’ve had struggles over the years, they moved to the East and then moved back to the West, but regardless of all the rebrandings, they’re quite successful even today.

 

Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders are another team you ought to keep tabs on because it’s a professional soccer club that was started in 2007 and in 2009 it won its inaugural match against the New York Red Bulls. Having won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup three times in a row, it’s safe to say that these players put in a lot of effort when it comes to their practice routines.

 

LA Galaxy

The Los Angeles Galaxy is another professional soccer franchise based in California, which is now competing in Major League Soccer. Its history dates back to 1996, as is the case with Sporting Kansas City. In 2007, this team became even more famous and well-known all over the world as it hired David Beckham from Real Madrid. The club is usually thought of as being one of the top five teams in the US right now.

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Portland Timbers

The franchise began as an expansion team back in 2011. While it might be less successful compared to some of the others I’ve talked about earlier on, it’s still worth keeping an eye on, particularly as it is part of Major League Soccer. Check out the team’s official website for more information as you have the chance to read several interesting posts about its evolution and about the way it’s looked upon by fans.

 

Orlando City

Even though it began to play in 2015, Orlando City SC is already competing as a member of the MLS. Some of the top goal scorers of the team include Cyle Larin of Canada, Kaka of Brazil, and Adrian Winter of Switzerland.