Michael Arroyo of Club America gets a step on Hassoun Camara of the Montreal Impact in CCL play
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Is Major League Soccer or Liga MX the younger league? The answer may surprise you

It's impossible to miss the uptick in superstars coming from Europe to MLS this year, and with the likes of Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, and Andrea Pirlo, among others, joining the league.

But did you know, despite the influx of experienced players, MLS is actually younger on the whole than Liga MX?

ESPN Deportes took a closer look at the first division leagues and clubs in North America and found that the average age of an MLS player is currently 25.8 years old compared to 27 years old in Liga MX.

The youngest team? Between the two countries, it's actually current Liga MX champions Santos Laguna, at a tender 23 years of age, while the youngest MLS team is the Vancouver Whitecaps (24.3), who are closely followed by Orlando City SC (24.5).

The other 2015 MLS expansion team, New York City FC, is MLS' oldest, clocking in with an average age of 27.4, but ESPN identifies six Mexican first-division clubs that are older than NYCFC, with Puebla the oldest on average at 29.6 years old.

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