Teams: There are 20. The Eastern and Western conferences have 10 each.

 

Expansion: New York City FC and Orlando City SC began play this year.

 

Future expansion: Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Minnesota by 2018.

 

The season: Play began in early March. The regular season ends on Oct. 25; the MLS Cup playoffs begin on Oct. 28.

 

Title game: The MLS Cup will be played in early December. Date and site to be determined.

 

Attendance: 19,147 average for 2014 regular season, 23,633 for playoffs.

 

TV: The MLS recently signed an eight-year deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision.