Who Are The 2022 MLS Sponsors?

Major League Soccer has seen rapid expansion and growth over the past few years, growing to encompass 28 teams across the divisionā€™s two Conferences. Investment in grassroots academies, infrastructure, and commercial interests has seen the leagueā€™s status grow not just in North America, but across the pond in Europe as well. With the average valuation of a franchise side rising to $550 million in 2021 (up from $240 million in 2018), investing in one of the USā€™ fastest-growing entities has become increasingly commonplace. Check out SinkorSwimSports as we run you through who the MLS 2022 sponsors are this year.Ā 

Most Valuable MLS FranchisesĀ 

ā€˜Expansionā€™ was the word on the Major League Soccer street coming into the 2022 season, with Charlotte FC becoming the 28th franchise in the division. With St Louis set to join in 2023 and plans for a Las Vegas-based org in the coming years, the valuations attached to the leagueā€™s teams have continued to shoot upwards.Ā 

LAFC still hold the highest MLS franchise value in 2022 worth $860 million. Real Salt Lakeā€™s $400 million acquisition by David Blitzer and Ryan Smith earlier this year was also a glowing endorsement of investing in the division right now.Ā 

LAFC 2022 vs Charlotte
LAFC are valued as the most valuable MLS franchise

2022 MLS SponsorsĀ 

Corporate Sponsors

The 2022 MLS season continues to feature 24 different corporate partners. Adidas is continuing to supply all MLS jerseys for the 2022 season, also partnering with the MLS NEXT alongside Allstate, DoorDash, and the University of South Carolina.

BetMGM is the 2022 MLSā€™ official gaming partner, whilst the likes of Heineken, Coca-Cola, and Captain Morgan are all among the official beverages for the division. Other notable partners for the season include SeatGeek as the official ticketing partner, Target as the go-to fan shop and AT&T as the divisionā€™s Decision Day and Goal of the Week sponsor.Ā 

Company 

Adidas

Allstate

AT&T

Audi

BetMGM

BODYARMOR

Captain Morgan

Caterpillar

Coca-Cola

Continental

DoorDash

EA SPORTS

Heineken

The Home Depot

IHG Hotels & Resorts

JLab

Kellogg's

MOJO

Procter & Gamble

SeatGeek

Socios.com

Sorare

Target

University of South Carolina

Broadcast SponsorsĀ 

In total, there are 5 different broadcast sponsors in the 2022 MLS. ESPN have been mainstays with Major League Soccer broadcasts, having been partnered with the division since its very first fixture back in 1996. For 2022, the MLS on ESPN sponsorship will continue to see matches also hosted on ABC and ESPN2.Ā 

Company 

ESPN

FOX Sports

Univision

TSN

TVA Sports

Community SponsorsĀ 

Finally, there are 15 unique community sponsors across the 2022 MLS. The US and Canadian Red Cross signed on this year as the division attempts to spread awareness for humanitarian aid, whilst projects like You Can Play and Athlete Ally are attempting to promote greater diversity and inclusivity in the league.Ā 

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women and 100 Black Men of America are also both on board as partners to help empower African-American children and young adults with support during the 2022 MLS season.

Company 

National Coalition of 100 Black Women

100 Black Men of America

American Red Cross

Athlete Ally

Beyond Sport

Canadian Red Cross

Children’s Oncology Group

Green Sports Alliance

Hope and Heroes

Memorial Sloan Kettering

Sport and Sustainability International

Special Olympics

Street Soccer USA

U.S. Soccer Foundation

You Can Play