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  • MLS Standings & Team Videos

     

    MLS (Major League Soccer) is a professional football league with 17 participating teams from the United States and three from Canada.

    The league is divided into two conferences: Eastern (10 clubs) and Western (10 clubs). After 34 rounds, the best two clubs from each conference are placed in the playoffs,  and four more clubs with the highest number of points. In the first round, two games are played, while only one game is played in the conference finals and MLS finals.

    First placed team in the season wins the "Supporters Shield" trophy, while MLS Cup wins the winner in the playoff final.

    The main football league was founded in 1993 as part of the US candidacy for the World Cup in football. The first season was played in 1996 and 10 teams participated.
    The league runs from March to November, where each team plays 34 games.

     

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  • Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina Standings

    Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the strongest football League in Bosnia and currently consists of 16 teams. It was established in 2000., with 22 participating teams, but was reduced to 16 from 2001/2002 onward. Clubs from Republika Srpska joined Premier League in 2002, making it the strongest League in the country. 4. august 2002. is the date when united system of competition was established. UEFA coefficient is currently employed for champions from this League to participate in UEFA Champions League. Second and third placed team as well as the winner of the Bosnian Cup are represented in UEFA Europa League. Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina is organized by Football Federation of Bosnia.

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    History

    First competition in this League was held in 1994/1995 season during Bosnia war (1992-1995). Matches are organized on territory free of war battles, and teams were divided in four zones: Jablanica, Zenica, Tuzla i Sarajevo. Winners of the groups were headed to Zenica final tournament where honor of the first winner was awarded to NK Čelik. In the following year, regular League was already established with 16 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but only from territory held by Bosnia Army.

    UEFA Membership

    In an effort to become member of UEFA, Bosnian Football Federation struggled to join three national leagues as it was requirement by UEFA. Long negotiations ensued and finally in 1997/98 season, first play off was agreed for Champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the very last moment football governing body of Republika Srpska withdrew, so match for a winner was played between NS BiH and NS Herceg Bosna. Final game was played at Koševo City Stadium on 5 June 1998., between Sarajevo and ŽeljezničarŽeljezničar was the first champion of the joint League. In April of 2016, Fotball Federation decided to reduce teams number to 12, effective from 2016/2017 season, which is also currently employed.

     

     

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  • A-League Standings

    The A-League is founded in 2004 and held since the 2005/06 season, it is the highest league in Australian football. The League consist of clubs from nine Australian and one New Zealand city. Current sponsor is Hyundai, so League is also referred to as Hyundai A-League.

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    History

    Even before the founding of the A-League it was a professional league named The National Soccer League. It was founded in 1977 as the first Australian professional league, before there were only regional amateur leagues. At the beginning of the 21st century, however, some clubs ran into financial difficulties and they tried to solve them through profitable player sales to Europe. The bad organization of the League turned out to be a death sentence for the NSL, so the League almost completely disappeared from Australian screens. In October 2003, the plans for a successor format began. Compared to the NSL, the number of first division has been reduced from last 13 to 8 teams, and the start of the league was set to August 2005. By July 2004, 12 concrete applications had been received for these places, including three from Melbourne, although only one league seat was awarded per city. In November of the same year, the eight successful candidates were announced, including five clubs from the NSL. The clubs came from the following cities: Sydney , Perth , Brisbane , Melbourne , Adelaide , Newcastle , Gosford and Auckland (New Zealand). The eight founding clubs received 5-year exclusive contracts for their cities, but the New Zealand team was replaced in 2007. Simultaneously with the licensing of the participants, the sponsorship agreement with Hyundai and TV contracts with Foxsports were also concluded.

    Development of the League

    To promote the league, a $ 3,000,000 marketing package was adopted after the launch , and the slogan was "Football, but not as you know" because in Australia Football is mainly called Australian Football , the common name for soccer is (Soccer). The campaign was mainly focused on related sports channels. Attractive and famous players quickly established the new format. Some well known footballers returned, such as Archie Thompson or Steve Corica, and some internationally renowned players were committed, like Dwight Yorke. The audience of more than 1 million in the premiere season exceeded expectations. The good performance of the national team at the 2006 World Cup kicked off a boom in Australia, where football was previously marginalized and remained largely unknown in comparison to Australian football and rugby. The successful start of the league and the desire for their consolidation gave the advocates of expansion tailwind.

    Regular Season

    The "Regular Season" takes place in the Australian Spring and Summer, from August to February. There will be 27 matchdays, with each team H2H three times, depending on the constellation, twice at home and once away, or vice versa, but compensated by reversing this ratio again in the next season - in two seasons three home games and three away games against each opponent. As in Europe, the three-point rule applies . The leaders at the end of the season will be allowed to participate in the AFC Champions League next year.

    Play-offs

    The six best-placed teams reach the play-offs, called "Final Series". These will be system unusual for football and little known in Europe. In the Elimination Finals, the third placed team plays against the sixth and the fourth placed team plays against the fifth, with the third and fourth placed teams respectively enjoying home rights. The winners of these games qualify for the semi-finals. In these, the champion competes against the winners of the elimination finals, who are placed lower in the regular season finals, and the runner-up competes against the better-placed winners of the elimination finals in the regular season's final table. The champion and runner-up have home-rights in the semi-finals. The winners of the semi-finals play in the Grand Final. Here again the better placed semi-finalist has the right of home. The winner of the finals is A-League champion.

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  • USL Championship Standings

     

    The Championship of the United Soccer League ( English : USL Championship , formerly USL Pro ) is a North American professional league of soccer organized by the organization United Soccer Leagues (USL) and named Division II Professional League by the US Soccer Federation.

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    Created in 2010 following the merger of the USL First Division and Second Division , it is the second level of the North American soccer pyramid. This merger aims to consolidate United Soccer Leagues positions in the American landscape and to develop soccer in the United States and Canada. In January 2013, the league and MLS formed an agreement to integrate the MLS Reserve Division into the USL Pro, primarily to improve the quality of development of young players in North America, to increase the level of competition and to create links between the leagues. The partnership encourages the USL Pro teams to join MLS franchises for loans of players and further cooperation. Unlike in Europe , there is no promotion and relegation system. Following the regular season, playoffs are organized between the best teams of the season.

    Format of Competition

    To accommodate a major expansion in 2015, the format of the USL schedule has changed, and the league is thus divided into two conferences. All teams play 28 games during the regular season between March and September. This includes 22 round-robin games against other conference teams, once at home and once outside. The other six games are played against local rivals, leading to some inter-conference confrontations. The top six teams in each conference advance to the October playoffs, which take the form of single-match clashes. After three intra-conference rounds, the two conference champions meet for the final of the championship, hosted by the finalist team with best record in regular season.

    USL Teams in 2018

    West Conference

    • Colorado Springs Switchbacks
    • Fresno FC
    • THE Galaxy II
    • Las Vegas Lights FC
    • Oklahoma City Energy FC
    • Orange County SC
    • Phoenix Rising FC
    • Portland Timbers 2
    • Real Monarchs
    • Reno 1868 FC
    • Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
    • Sacramento Republic FC
    • Saint Louis FC
    • San Antonio FC
    • Seattle Sounders FC 2
    • Swope Park Rangers
    • Tulsa Roughnecks FC

    Eastern Conference

    • Atlanta United 2
    • Bethlehem Steel FC
    • Charleston Battery
    • Charlotte Independence
    • FC Cincinnati
    • Indy Eleven
    • Louisville City FC
    • Nashville SC
    • New York Red Bulls II
    • North Carolina FC
    • Ottawa Fury
    • Penn FC
    • Pittsburgh Riverhounds
    • Richmond Kickers
    • Tampa Bay Rowdies
    • Toronto FC II
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