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MLS Next Pro

MLS Next Pro

MLS Next Pro is a men’s professional soccer league in the United States and Canada affiliated with Major League Soccer. It was founded on June 21, 2021, with the aim of providing a development platform for young players and bridging the gap between first-teams and youth academies of MLS clubs. 

The league was created as a Division III professional league and began play in 2022 with at least 20 teams, including both reserve sides of MLS clubs and independent clubs. 

Many of the teams in MLS Next Pro are owned by Major League Soccer and serve as reserve sides for their respective MLS clubs, creating a direct connection between the two leagues

See  MLS Next Pro website for teams and league info.

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