Getting Into the MLS

Since falling in love with football at around 6 year old I have had shirts from many teams (usually bought on holidays) in the men's game and these shirts have caused me to pick up on numerous leagues over the years. They have also helped me pick the teams I have wanted to follow over the years (although most shirts where bought due to me loving the player on the back). 

My main team will always be Bradford City as it was my first team I saw play and is my local team. They may not be high flyers but I guess I will always love them.  
It is also thanks to Bradford that I ended up following Manchester United in the Premier League, I was there when Paul Scholes scored an absolute screamer against Bradford and that is actually what solidified my love for football and Man Utd is a team I will always follow and keep a very close eye on. 
In terms of other leagues for the men's game my other main league is La Liga the quality of the game over there is absolutely brilliant, plus they have some of the biggest names in the world at the moment. My La Liga team has always been Real Madrid I remember some of my first holidays abroad I was getting Real kits and wearing them none stop. 

As the years have gone by I have ended up keeping a close eye on other leagues such as Serie A (Juventus) and French Ligue 1 (PSG) but I am hoping over the next few seasons I can get into them more and more. I also spend quite a bit of time watching the Australian A-League these days but I am yet to pick up a team for that league.

One league I am really getting into which has basically just kicked off its season is the MLS. Since watching the NWSL and seeing their players supporting various MLS teams it has really become of interest to me the league over in the States is definitely on the rise and now with the inclusion of one of my all time favourites Nani, you can guarantee I will be watching as many games as possible alongside keeping a close eye on what is happening in the league. With the league been split into an Eastern and Western Conference, and with the playoffs at the end of it there is plenty to watch and plenty of variety. I seem to already have picked my teams as well. 

In the Eastern Conference Orlando City is a team I had already heard a lot about as my team in the NWSL is Orlando Pride and they have a very close relationship. Plus Dom Dwyer is a player I always picked up on FIFA so when I saw he played for them it was an added bonus and now with the inclusion of Nani it couldn't get any better. Although in the Eastern Conference I do also keep an eye on Atlanta United, thanks to Kelley O'Hara. 

The Western Conference is the one I am still trying to work out a team for I love watching LA Galaxy and have had their merch in the past due to Beckham, but now with me keeping a close eye on the Portland Thorns (thanks Heath and Horan) I have watched and heard a lot about the Portland Timbers but in all honesty I can see me supporting LA Galaxy still and just keeping a close eye on the Timbers. 

Fingers crossed we can get Sky soon so I can watch all the MLS games they show, instead of just following updates on Twitter & Google. What leagues are you following??

See you soon,

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