Major League Soccer (MLS) has been the top soccer division in the US since 1996. While it may not possess the prowess of major European leagues, notable players including David Beckham, Kaka, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have all played in the MLS, helping to significantly boost its reputation in recent years.
Today, many sportsbooks offer multiple betting lines on every single MLS match, and MLS teams are worth an average of $710 million. There are also three Canadian teams that compete in MLS: CF Montreal, Toronto FC, and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
There are a few different reasons why wagering on MLS can be uniquely enjoyable for soccer fans. Firstly, the February/March to November schedule means that you can follow and bet on the action during the summer, when many other popular soccer leagues pause for their break between seasons. More notably, MLS is a rarity among soccer leagues in that it has a standard league regular season, but also excitingly has playoffs to decide that season’s champion, in a similar vein to other sports popular in Canada.