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2015 Major League Soccer Preview
The 2015 MLS season gets underway on March 6, 2015. The biggest news this year is the addition of two brand new expansion franchises: the New York City FC and the Orlando City SC. Both new franchises will play in the Eastern Conference of the MLS. The New York City FC franchise will play its home games in historic Yankee Stadium.
Also new for 2015 is the disolving of the formal Chivas USA team in Los Angeles. This results in an even 20 MLS teams for the 2015 season, with 10 in each conference. However, the league is hoping to add another second team to the Los Angeles market within the next couple of seasons.
The defending MLS League Champion for this season is the LA Galaxy, who defeated the New England Revolution in last year's MLS Cup. Once again, both the Galaxy and Revolution are expected to field top squads.
Television coverage of this year's MLS soccer schedule will feature games on both ESPN and Fox Sports, with coverage kicking off on March 6th. Each of the MLS teams will play 34 regular season games. With league expansion this year, the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs will feature more teams qualifying for the playoffs: 12 teams make it this year compared to 10 last season.
Click here to view all available MLS Soccer team merchandise. Brand new 2015 team apparel, jerseys, hats and collectibles are now in stock, including gear for the new New York City FC and Orlando City SC clubs.