Major League Soccer brings the world's most popular sport to the shores of the US. Created in 1993, the 18-team league competes from March to October, culminating with the MLS Cup championship. MLS oversees rules and scheduling, regulates franchise ownership, and negotiates marketing and broadcasting partnerships. Many of the games are broadcast on ABC and ESPN (both owned by Walt Disney); FOX Soccer Channel (part of News Corporation's FOX Sports Net) also telecasts some live MLS matches. The league is part of the U.S. Soccer Federation, which oversees the sport in the US as a member of the F�d�ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).