List of soccer clubs in the United States

This is a list of soccer clubs in the United States. For clarity, teams based outside the United States that play in USSF-recognized leagues are also listed below, with their home country noted.

Men's soccer clubs

Three professional leagues of soccer teams are 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 second level is the USL Championship, and the third level is USL League One. The USL Championship and USL League One are operated by the United Soccer League (previously "Leagues"), which also operates the semi-professional USL League Two (formerly the Premier Development League).

Major League Soccer (MLS)

MLS currently has 26 clubs. As early as 2013, the league had expressed a desire to expand to 24 teams by 2020.[1] FC Cincinnati entered the league for the 2019 season as the 24th team, and five more teams are planned to start play in the near future—two in 2020, one in 2021, and two in 2022.

Team City Stadium Capacity Joined
Eastern Conference
Atlanta United FC Atlanta Mercedes-Benz Stadium1 71,000 2017
Chicago Fire Bridgeview, Illinois SeatGeek Stadium 20,000 1998
Columbus Crew SC Columbus, Ohio MAPFRE Stadium 19,968 1996
D.C. United Washington, D.C. Audi Field 20,000 1996
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 33,250 2019
Montreal Impact* Montreal Saputo Stadium 20,801 2012
New England Revolution Foxborough, Massachusetts Gillette Stadium 20,000 1996
New York City FC New York City Yankee Stadium 30,321 2015
New York Red Bulls Harrison, New Jersey Red Bull Arena 25,000 1996
Orlando City SC Orlando, Florida Exploria Stadium 25,500 2015
Philadelphia Union Chester, Pennsylvania Talen Energy Stadium 18,500 2010
Toronto FC* Toronto, Ontario BMO Field 30,000 2007
Western Conference
Colorado Rapids Commerce City, Colorado Dick's Sporting Goods Park 18,061 1996
FC Dallas Frisco, Texas Toyota Stadium 20,500 1996
Houston Dynamo Houston, Texas BBVA Stadium 22,039 2006
LA Galaxy Carson, California Dignity Health Sports Park 27,000 1996
Los Angeles FC Los Angeles, California Banc of California Stadium 22,000 2018
Minnesota United FC Saint Paul, Minnesota Allianz Field 19,400 2017
Portland Timbers Portland, Oregon Providence Park 25,218 2011
Real Salt Lake Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 2005
San Jose Earthquakes San Jose, California Avaya Stadium 18,000 1996
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle CenturyLink Field 39,419 2009
Sporting Kansas City Kansas City, Kansas Children's Mercy Park 18,467 1996
Vancouver Whitecaps FC* Vancouver, British Columbia BC Place 22,120 2011
Future teams
Team City Stadium Capacity Joining League
Austin FC Austin, Texas Austin FC stadium 20,000 2021[2]
Inter Miami CF Miami, Florida Initial: Lockhart Stadium (Fort Lauderdale)
Permanent: Miami Freedom Park (2022)
18,000
25,000
2020[3]
Nashville SC Nashville, Tennessee Initial: Nissan Stadium
Permanent: Nashville Fairgrounds Stadium (2022)
68,143
27,500
2020[4]
Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Railyards Stadium 20,100 2022[5]
St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis MLS stadium 22,500 2022[6]
Charlotte FC Charlotte, North Carolina Howard Bradley MLS stadium 22,500 2021
  • * – Team based in Canada

USL Championship

The United Soccer League is the parent organization for the USL Championship (USSF Division II), USL League One (applied for USSF Division III sanctioning), USL League Two, and the youth Super Y-League.

    Club City Stadium Capacity Founded Joined Head coach MLS affiliate
    Eastern Conference
    Atlanta United 2 Kennesaw, Georgia Fifth Third Bank Stadium[lower-roman 1] 8,318 2017 2018 Stephen Glass Atlanta United FC
    Bethlehem Steel FC Chester, Pennsylvania Talen Energy Stadium[lower-roman 1] 18,500 2015 2016 Brendan Burke Philadelphia Union
    Birmingham Legion FC Birmingham, Alabama BBVA Field[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2017 2019 Tom Soehn
    Charleston Battery Charleston, South Carolina MUSC Health Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,100 1993 2011 Mike Anhaeuser
    Charlotte Independence Matthews, North Carolina Sportsplex at Matthews[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2014 2015 Jim McGuinness
    Hartford Athletic Hartford, Connecticut Dillon Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,500 2018 2019 Jimmy Nielsen
    Indy Eleven Indianapolis, Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium[lower-roman 2] 62,421 2013 2018 Martin Rennie
    Loudoun United FC Leesburg, Virginia Segra Field[lower-roman 1][lower-roman 3] 5,000 2018 2019 Richie Williams D.C. United
    Louisville City FC Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field[lower-roman 4][lower-roman 5] 8,000 2014 2015 John Hackworth
    Memphis 901 FC Memphis, Tennessee AutoZone Park[lower-roman 4] 10,000 2018 2019 Tim Mulqueen
    Nashville SC Nashville, Tennessee First Tennessee Park[lower-roman 4] 10,000 2016 2018 Gary Smith
    New York Red Bulls II Montclair, New Jersey MSU Soccer Park at Pittser Field[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2015 John Wolyniec New York Red Bulls
    North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park[lower-roman 1] 10,000 2006 2018 Dave Sarachan
    Ottawa Fury FC* Ottawa, Ontario TD Place Stadium[lower-roman 2] 24,000 2011 2017 Nikola Popovic Montreal Impact
    Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,000 1998 2011 Bob Lilley
    Saint Louis FC Fenton, Missouri Toyota Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,500 2014 2015 Anthony Pulis
    Swope Park Rangers Kansas City, Kansas Children's Mercy Park[lower-roman 1] 18,467 2015 2016 Paulo Nagamura Sporting Kansas City
    Tampa Bay Rowdies St. Petersburg, Florida Al Lang Stadium[lower-roman 4] 7,227 2008 2017 Neill Collins
    Western Conference
    Austin Bold FC Elroy, Texas Bold Stadium 5,000 2017 2019 Marcelo Serrano
    Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC Colorado Springs, Colorado Weidner Field[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2013 2015 Steve Trittschuh Colorado Rapids
    El Paso Locomotive FC El Paso, Texas Southwest University Park[lower-roman 4] 9,500 2018 2019 Mark Lowry
    Fresno FC Fresno, California Chukchansi Park[lower-roman 4] 12,500 2017 2018 Adam Smith
    LA Galaxy II Carson, California Dignity Health Track Stadium[lower-roman 2] 5,000 2014 Mike Muñoz LA Galaxy
    Las Vegas Lights FC Las Vegas, Nevada Cashman Field[lower-roman 4] 9,334 2017 2018 Eric Wynalda
    New Mexico United Albuquerque, New Mexico Isotopes Park[lower-roman 4] 13,500 2018 2019 Troy Lesesne
    OKC Energy FC Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Taft Stadium[lower-roman 1] 7,500 2013 2014 Steve Cooke
    Orange County SC Irvine, California Champion Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2010 2011 Braeden Cloutier
    Phoenix Rising FC Tempe, Arizona Casino Arizona Field[lower-roman 1] 6,200 2014 Rick Schantz
    Portland Timbers 2 Portland, Oregon Providence Park[lower-roman 1] 25,218 2014 2015 Cameron Knowles Portland Timbers
    Real Monarchs Herriman, Utah Zions Bank Stadium[lower-roman 1] 5,000 2014 2015 Martín Vásquez Real Salt Lake
    Reno 1868 FC Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field[lower-roman 4] 9,013 2015 2017 Ian Russell San Jose Earthquakes
    Rio Grande Valley FC Toros Edinburg, Texas H-E-B Park[lower-roman 1] 9,400 2015 2016 Gerson Echeverry Houston Dynamo
    Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento, California Papa Murphy's Park[lower-roman 1] 11,569 2012 2014 Simon Elliott
    San Antonio FC San Antonio, Texas Toyota Field[lower-roman 1] 8,296 2016 Darren Powell New York City FC
    Tacoma Defiance Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium[lower-roman 4][lower-roman 5] 6,500 2014 2015 Chris Little Seattle Sounders FC
    Tulsa Roughnecks FC Tulsa, Oklahoma ONEOK Field[lower-roman 4] 7,833 2013 2015 Michael Nsien Chicago Fire
    • * – Team based in Canada

    Future teams

    Club City Stadium Capacity Founded Joining Head coach MLS affiliate
    Planned Expansion Clubs
    Chicago Chicago, Illinois Lincoln Yards Stadium[lower-roman 1] 20,000 2017 2021 TBD TBD
    Oakland East Bay Concord, California East Bay Stadium[lower-roman 1] 15,000 2017 2021 TBD TBD
    San Diego Loyal San Diego, California USD[lower-roman 1] 6,000 2019 2020 TBD No

    USL League One

    Club City Stadium Capacity Founded Joined Head coach MLS/USLC affiliate
    Current clubs
    Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Chattanooga, Tennessee David Stanton Field 5,000[7] 2018 2019 Jimmy Obleda
    Forward Madison FC Madison, Wisconsin Breese Stevens Field 5,000 2018 2019 Daryl Shore Minnesota United FC
    Greenville Triumph SC Greenville, South Carolina Legacy Early College Field 4,000 2018 2019 John Harkes
    Inter Miami USL[8] Fort Lauderdale, Florida Lockhart Stadium 18,000 2019 2020 vacant Inter Miami CF
    Revolution II[9] Foxborough, Massachusetts Gillette Stadium 20,000 2019 2020 Clint Peay New England Revolution
    North Texas SC Arlington, Texas Globe Life Park in Arlington 48,114 2018 2019 Eric Quill FC Dallas
    Orlando City B Kissimmee, Florida Osceola County Stadium 5,300 2015 2019 Roberto Sibaja (Interim) Orlando City SC
    Richmond Kickers Richmond, Virginia City Stadium 22,611 1993 2019 Darren Sawatzky
    South Georgia Tormenta FC Statesboro, Georgia Eagle Field at Erk Russell Park 3,500 2015 2019 John Miglarese
    Toronto FC II Toronto, Ontario BMO Training Ground 1,000 2014 2019 Michael Rabasca Toronto FC
    FC Tucson Tucson, Arizona Kino Sports Complex 3,500 2010 2019 vacant Phoenix Rising FC
    Union Omaha Papillion, Nebraska Werner Park 9,023 2019 2020 Jay Mims
    Future clubs
    Rochester Rhinos Rochester, New York TBA TBA 1996 2021 vacant
      MLS/USLC-affiliated
      MLS/USLC-owned

    Former clubs

    Club City Stadium Capacity Joined Final season MLS affiliation Fate
    Lansing Ignite FC Lansing, Michigan Cooley Law School Stadium 7,527 2019 2019 Chicago Fire Folded[10]
    • * – Team based in Canada

    Women's soccer clubs

    National Women's Soccer League

    The National Women's Soccer League currently has nine clubs.[11] Former commissioner Jeff Plush announced that the league planned to expand to 14 teams by 2020. At the time, Plush suggested that the league was in varying stages of talks with a dozen different potential expansion groups, including some from MLS organizations. In April 2016, MLS commissioner Don Garber stated that half of MLS teams could be running National Women's Soccer League teams in the near future.[12] In May 2017, FC Barcelona announced that it had approved a plan to launch an expansion team in the league as soon as 2018,[13] but those plans have yet to materialize.

    The league's next confirmed expansion will be in 2021, when Proof Louisville FC[14] is scheduled to start play.[15]

    Locations of National Women's Soccer League teams.
    Current club; Future club
    Current teams
    Team City Stadium Capacity Founded Joined
    Chicago Red Stars Bridgeview, Illinois SeatGeek Stadium 20,000 2006 2013
    Houston Dash Houston, Texas BBVA Stadium 7,000 2013 2014
    North Carolina Courage Cary, North Carolina WakeMed Soccer Park 10,000 2009 2013
    Orlando Pride Orlando, Florida Exploria Stadium 25,500 2015 2016
    Portland Thorns FC Portland, Oregon Providence Park 25,218 2012 2013
    Reign FC Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium 6,500 2012 2013
    Sky Blue FC Piscataway, New Jersey Yurcak Field 5,000 2007 2013
    Utah Royals FC Sandy, Utah Rio Tinto Stadium 20,213 2017 2018
    Washington Spirit Washington, D.C. Audi Field 20,000 2012 2013
    Leesburg, Virginia Segra Field 5,000
    Boyds, Maryland Maryland SoccerPlex 5,200
    Future teams
    Team City Stadium Capacity Founded Joining
    Proof Louisville FC Louisville, Kentucky Lynn Family Stadium 14,000 2019 2021

    Indoor soccer clubs

    Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)

    By city

    Pop. Rank Metropolitan Area Major League Soccer USL Championship USL League One NWSL
    1New York New York Red Bulls
    New York City
    New York Red Bulls II
    Queensboro FC[lower-alpha 1]
    Sky Blue FC
    2Los Angeles LA Galaxy
    LAFC
    LA Galaxy II
    Orange County SC
    3Chicago Chicago Fire Chicago Red Stars
    4Baltimore–Washington D.C. United Loudoun United FC Washington Spirit
    5San Francisco Bay Area San Jose Earthquakes USL East Bay[lower-alpha 1]
    6Boston, Massachusetts New England Revolution New England Revolution II[lower-alpha 2]
    7Dallas-Fort Worth FC Dallas North Texas SC
    8Philadelphia Philadelphia Union Bethlehem Steel
    9Miami Inter Miami CF Inter Miami USL[lower-alpha 2]
    10Houston Houston Dynamo Houston Dash
    11Atlanta Atlanta United FC Atlanta United 2
    13Seattle Seattle Sounders FC Tacoma Defiance Reign FC
    14Phoenix Phoenix Rising FC
    15Minneapolis–Saint Paul Minnesota United FC
    17Denver Colorado Rapids
    19Portland Portland Timbers Portland Timbers 2 Portland Thorns FC
    20Orlando Orlando City SC Orlando City B Orlando Pride
    21Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Rowdies
    22St. Louis St. Louis Saint Louis FC
    23Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
    24Charlotte Charlotte Independence
    25Sacramento Sacramento Republic FC Sacramento Republic FC[lower-alpha 3]
    26Salt Lake City Real Salt Lake Real Monarchs Utah Royals FC
    27Kansas City Sporting Kansas City Swope Park Rangers
    28Columbus Columbus Crew SC
    29Indianapolis Indy Eleven
    30San Antonio San Antonio FC
    31Las Vegas Las Vegas Lights FC
    32Cincinnati FC Cincinnati
    33Raleigh-Durham North Carolina FC North Carolina Courage
    35Austin Austin FC Austin Bold FC
    36Nashville Nashville SC Nashville SC[lower-alpha 4]
    40Louisville Louisville City FC Proof Louisville FC[lower-alpha 1]
    41Hartford Hartford Athletic
    44Greenville–Spartanburg Greenville Triumph SC
    45Oklahoma City OKC Energy FC
    46Memphis Memphis 901 FC
    47Birmingham Birmingham Legion FC
    48Richmond Richmond Kickers[lower-alpha 5]
    49Harrisburg Penn FC[lower-alpha 6]
    51Rochester Rochester Rhinos[lower-alpha 7]
    53Albuquerque New Mexico United
    54Tulsa Tulsa Roughnecks FC
    55Fresno Fresno FC
    58Tucson FC Tucson
    56El Paso El Paso Locomotive FC
    59Omaha Union Omaha[lower-alpha 2]
    67McAllen Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
    75Charleston Charleston Battery
    82Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
    86Madison Forward Madison FC
    93Reno Reno 1868 FC
    99Chattanooga Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
    102Savannah Tormenta FC
    1. Currently scheduled to begin play in 2021.
    2. Currently scheduled to begin play in 2020.
    3. Will cease USL operations after the 2021 season, with the name to be taken over by the city's new MLS side.
    4. Will cease USL operations after the 2019 season, with the name to be taken over by the city's new MLS side.
    5. Voluntarily dropped from the USL Championship to League One after the 2018 season.
    6. On hiatus for the 2019 season after leaving the USL Championship; resuming play in USL League One in 2020.
    7. Resuming play in 2021, after having suspended professional operations after the 2017 USL (now USL Championship) season.

    See also

    Notes

    1. Soccer specific stadium
    2. Shared facility; not a soccer-specific stadium
    3. Loudoun United opened its inaugural 2019 season at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., home to its parent club of D.C. United.
    4. Baseball park
    5. Team has announced plans to move into a soccer-specific stadium

    References

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    4. Rosano, Nick (December 20, 2017). "Nashville awarded MLS expansion club". MLSSoccer.com. MLS Digital. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
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    6. Bogert, Tom (August 20, 2019). "MLS awards expansion team to St. Louis". MLSSoccer.com. MLS Digital. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
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    9. "Inter Miami FC, New England Revolution Launch League One Clubs", uslleagueone.com, USL League One, retrieved October 9, 2019
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    11. Kassouf, Jeff (June 9, 2016). "City Football Group could bring NWSL team to New York". The Equalizer. Retrieved June 19, 2017.
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