The Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league in the United States that was founded in 1993. It has had great growth and expansion in recent years. For a single game, the league's viewership jumped to almost 2 million. During the MLS regular season, which runs from March to October, 23 clubs compete in 34 matches, with the champion receiving the Supporter's Shield. The six highest-placed clubs from the Eastern and Western Conferences compete in the postseason MLS Cup Playoffs, which culminate in the MLS Cup title game, in November and December. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Villa, Ashley Cole, André Horta, and Bastian Schweinsteiger are all world-class players who have brought a lot of talent, creativity, and experience to the MLS.