Finally American Soccer is getting some international recognition. Building off of the relative success of the United States Men's National Team, Major League Soccer is starting to develop into a respectable destination for more mainstream players.
Though still far from most European leagues, the MLS has experienced steady growth since its foundation in 1993 with only 10 teams. Now boasting 19 franchises, the MLS has had success with many of its expansion teams, most recently the Montreal Impact, Portland Timbers, and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
With an eye toward future expansion, the MLS is looking to add another franchise in 2013 or 2014, and there is a strong case to be made for the rebirth of the New York Cosmos.