Here is where I will try to help you out to be successful in MLSM. If you would like a detailed description of each team, scroll the page down to the links. All the teams should be coming up soon (there are some teams I never play with and have to try to win with them). The best teams to start out with are the NY/NJ MetroStars, the D.C. United, and the L.A. Galaxy. A good tactic that I use is to cut the three worst players on the team. This will significantly raise your point totals. I like to play a 3-4-3 all offense. I've experimented with other formations and tactics, but overall, this one has stood the test of time. On your team, have 2 GK's, 4 Backs, 5 Midfielders, and 4 guys up front. This gives you enough depth, while at the same time keeping your team strength high. If a player ever gets hurt for half the season or the playoffs, you can either play a player out of position, or sign or promote a new player. Try to keep a little cap room in case you need a USISL guy. The key to MLSM is youth. Since the game is dynamic, players grow in skill as they age, and then decline in the twilight of their career. Keep your team as young as possible! I can't stress this enough. If you need to choose between two players to sign, figure the average player improves about 5 points per year, and great players improve about 8-10 points a year. Figure this in to see if the younger player will improve past the ability of the older one. Keeping yourself young isn't overly important in the first 20 years or so, but when the only inter- nationals are coming out of the draft, you'll need young players to carry your team in a transition phase. On average, there are 2-3 inter- nationals per college draft, so if you're winning the Cup, you can't draft anyone that's a starter. If you keep these tips in mind, you should be fairly successful. If all else fails, and your team is stuck in the middle of the pack for some years, just lose the league intentionally and get the first pick. When your team sucks, drop everyone over 30 and rebuild. This happened to one of my teams in the 53rd season, and it greatly improves the team in the long run to have a fresh start. If your hunger for MLSM knowledge still isn't satiated after this and the team pages, go to the specific MLSM tips. These are ment for the more experienced player to get that extra edge.
All the teams are done. Proceed to victory!Extra Hints: Including free agents, draft tips, USISL, and other stuff.