Major League Soccer in America is not the ‘Mickey Mouse’ league it once was and is now played at such a high standard that thousands of punters are watching live streams each week online and you could be one of them.
Football, or Soccer as the Americans like to call it, has never been seen as a big time player in American sports but it is quickly catching up and becoming increasingly popular with every passing season.
Football in America started to take off in 1994 when they hosted the World Cup Finals and two years later Major League Soccer was born with their debut season with 10 teams taking part - years later and the league has expanded to 18 competing teams.
Football in the States received the major boost the game needed in 2007 when worldwide superstar and former England captain David Beckham left Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid to sign a five-year contract with MLS side LA Galaxy.
The deal to take Beckham to MLS was believed to be worth $250 million in what was the biggest deal ever for an football player in America.
The signing of Beckham prompted new fans, from both America and overseas, to tune in have a look at the brand of football America were trying to showcase to the world.
Many punters decided to persevere with MLS and thousands still take the opportunity to log in with Bet365 every week for their latest installment.
MLS were not content with just having Beckham over as their VIP signing and in 2010 New York Red Bulls pulled off a coup of their own by signing former France international Thierry Henry from Barcelona.
Despite pulling in major salaries Beckham and Henry are not the only big name players to have dipped their foot in the other side of the pond with Roberto Donadoni, Lothar Matthäus, Adolfo Valencia, Youri Djorkaeff, Amado Guevara, Juan Pablo Angel and Rafael Márquez all moving to the States at some stage in their career.
Only time will tell if anymore top named superstars will chase the dollar by plying their trade in America - the latest name to be linked with a move to MLS is Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand with a number of clubs eager to get his signature.
To find out whether Ferdinand or any other top Premier League star fancies their chances in another country just follow these simple steps to watch MLS action live online.
- Go to Bet365 and sign-in
- Select Live Streaming > Football
- Watch Major League Soccer Live Streams Online