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Major League Soccer and United Soccer League entered the sixth season of their partnership in 2018. The 2018 USL regular season begins on Friday, with 33 teams participating this season. Louisville City FC enter as the defending USL Cup champion.


Along the terms of the partnership, MLS teams can enter affiliation agreements with independently-owned USL teams, can enter larger hybrid affiliate partnerships with USL teams, or own and operate their own USL teams. MLS teams can loan out players to their USL teams or affiliates, but they can also loan out players to other USL teams if they choose.


Here is a complete list of MLS-owned and MLS-affiliated USL teams for the 2018 season, as of March 15:


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