The soccer v football debate still lingers on in MLS
02-Jun-2020 08:00:04 | The Guardian
The game is not the behemoth in North America that it is in most of the rest of the world, so the league and its team have always had to tread carefully
Originally, there was not a single football club in Major League Soccer. Indeed, when the league was launched back in 1996 not one of its 10 founding members labelled itself “FC”. Now, 25 years later, 10 MLS clubs use the term, plus Inter Miami, or Club Internacional de Futbol Miami to give them their title. It will be 11 when Austin FC join MLS next year.
When MLS jokingly tweeted that “it’s called soccer. If anyone disagrees, reply to this” last month, more than a few people pointed out the disagreement within the league’s own ranks.
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