Can We Guess Which MLS Team You Root For?

SPORTS

Raj Chander

5 Min Quiz

Image: Timbers Fan Page via Youtube

About This Quiz

In the late 1980s, soccer in the USA was in a bad place. With the retirement of star Pele in 1977, interest in the sport and its flagship U.S. North American Soccer League (NASL) had waned throughout the decade. In 1984 NASL played its last year, suspending operations before its 1985 season.

American soccer needed a big victory to bring the sport back into the public eye and generate enough interest to sustain a league. After missing out on the 1986 World Cup, in 1988, U.S. officials prepared a massive bid full of sophisticated marketing and media plans, government incentives and other data explaining why America was the clear choice to host the tournament. All the convincing was needed, given the state of American soccer at the time.

Despite facing heavy competition from places like Brazil, America won out and was named the host of the 1994 World Cup. Games were played across the country, and the tournament would go down as the most successful FIFA World Cup ever held. As part of the conditions of winning the host bid, the United States had to create their own soccer league. Major League Soccer (MLS) was established in 1995, and the first season was played in 1996.

Since then, the league has expanded to 24 teams in almost every major American city. One thing that makes them distinct is their fanbases. If you tell us a bit about yourself, we'll let you know which classic MLS team you most likely are pulling for!

Which of these star soccer players would you most want on your team?

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What style of soccer should a team play?

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Do you think fans should ever say negative things about their team?

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What kind of city would you most want to live in?

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Which color combination are you most likely to wear?

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They're just as popular as MLS players these days. Who is your favorite player on the USWNT?

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What type of clothing do you prefer to wear to soccer games?

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Which of these elements of a soccer team's season do you think is most important?

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What individual skill is key to being a successful soccer player?

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How much does playoff success matter to you as a soccer fan?

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Which position is the most important in soccer?

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What kind of music do you want to listen to while cheering on your team?

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How much does the international performance of your team matter?

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What type of stadium do you want your team to play in?

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Which of these goal celebrations is your favorite?

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Besides soccer, what is your favorite sport to watch as a fan?

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Which of these soccer championships do you think is most important?

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Which of these soccer teams from UEFA do you root for the most?

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The MLS is an American league. Do you think soccer could ever be as popular as football or basketball in the United States?

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Which of these jobs is closest to yours?

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Which of these is your favorite pregame activity at a tailgate?

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How do you and your fellow fans deal with a tough loss?

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How passionate are you about following soccer compared to other sports?

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Soccer is also known as football, which is something else in the U.S. Which of these American football teams is your favorite?

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Do you like to play soccer as well, or just watch?

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Do you prefer having a few big-name stars on your team or more mid-tier players who work together well?

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Which of these mascots do you think is the most intimidating?

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How much involvement should a team owner have with the way the team is operated?

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Which of these exercises do you prefer?

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Which of these soccer moves is most impressive?

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