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Will Major League Soccer develop a league to rival Europe’s best?

Back in 1996, the MLS began its inaugural season beginning with 10 teams and was won by D.C. United. U.S. soccer’s 1994 World Cup bid prompted a large investment into the sport and particularly the creation of a new league, which the country had been lacking ever since the collapse of the NASL in 1984. In true American fashion, they tried to replicate the sports structure model used across all American sports and they even added their own twist on the rules, most famously their penalty shootouts. What started out in an obscure manner, has slowly but surely been tweaked and seen incredible development led by commissioner Don Garber.

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