California Pro Sport Teams

Name all the teams from California that play in the four major professional sports leagues.
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Last updated: January 23, 2020
First submittedApril 24, 2012
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MLB
Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Dodgers
Oakland Athletics
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
NBA
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Sacramento Kings
Golden State Warriors
NFL
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
NHL
Anaheim Ducks
Los Angeles Kings
San Jose Sharks
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Level 23
Oct 8, 2013
what about mls
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Level 68
Oct 29, 2017
You have to draw the line somewhere. What about NLL?
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Level 28
Jan 25, 2018
MLS is soccer and makes tens even hundreds of millions of dollars NLL is the equivalent of IFL (indoor football). I know this is hard to take in but the MLS is actually relevant in this quiz calling it non professional is either due to lack of info or can't believe that a foreign sport can be on this list cause then you should remove Hockey and Football cause they are both (technically) from Canada.
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Level 44
Oct 24, 2018
NLL isn't even in California
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Level 87
Dec 9, 2019
PackerBacker12, virtually no one knows indoor football even exists, just like a California soccer team.

hschrock, hockey will often have a final score of 1-0, soccer often 0-0. Thus, hockey is infinitely more fulfilling than soccer.

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Level 80
Jan 24, 2020
It's useless listing subjective reasons why a sport is supposed to be more or less interesting. Use attendance, revenue, TV viewers etc. Soccer (or volleyball or handball) sees more action than American football, not just a few minutes a few times per year, for example ...
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2020
@PackerBacker12, football was not invented in Canada.
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Level 69
Mar 18, 2020
@MrBubbles it technically was invented in Canada. The US adopted their rules
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2021
Also, basketball was invented in the US, but by a Canadian.
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Level 80
Oct 30, 2017
The revenue for example is 6 times lower than NHL (NFL = 3.6x NHL) and it's even lower than EFL Championship - 2nd tier English football league.
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Level 71
Oct 31, 2017
MLS isn't a top tier sports league quite yet, but it's well on its way.

The Atlanta team is consistently drawing 70,000+ fans.

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Level 21
Jan 26, 2018
dude....
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2018
I say have MLS!

LA Galaxy

LA FC

SJ Quakes

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Level 51
Jan 25, 2020
Most of the country doesn't even know there's an American soccer league haha. No where near any of the Big 4.
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Level 55
May 22, 2020
I mean yes but the average attendance for MLS is higher than NBA and NHL so.... why not have it on the list. The popularity of the MLS is rising quickly and it becomes closer and closer to eclipsing the popularity of Hockey every year.
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2021
This is mistaken. The best metric for assessing the popularity of a sport is team revenue. That combines TV contracts, gate receipts, merchandise sales, etc. The NHL is fourth, with an average team revenue of around $150 million per year. MLS is a distant fifth, with an average team revenue of just below $50 million per year. The NFL (the top earner, of course) has an average team revenue of around $450 million per year. That's three times the NHL revenue, which is itself three times the MLS revenue. Quite a wide gap indeed. I can also say anecdotally that, at least in Chicago, NHL games are packed with devoted fans, whereas MLS games tend to attract more casual viewers...families looking for a day out with kids, camp groups, schools, etc. The tickets are much cheaper, so it's more attractive.
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2021
I also just looked up TV ratings out of curiosity. The NHL is averaging about 924,000 viewers per playoff game right now. The most recent MLS playoff data I found (2019) shows an average of 177,000 viewers per playoff game, so...not even close.
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Level 50
Oct 30, 2017
Easy. Well, for a California native and all...
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Level 72
Nov 25, 2017
California native here and never heard of Warriors or Sharks. Then again, I got all of the rest of them and I don't like professional sports so I guess it is easy for any Californian who watches some sports.
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Level 62
Nov 30, 2017
You've never heard of the Warriors? Steph Curry? Kevin Durant? Steve Kerr? They've only won the NBA Championship 2 of the last 3 years...
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Level 63
Dec 18, 2017
The only reason I've heard of any of those people is from Jetpunk. For people who don't watch sportsball, the players' names don't usually come up in casual conversation the way movie actors or singers do. It's very reasonable that the majority of the public will have never heard of the Warriors or Kevin Durant.
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Level 50
Jan 25, 2018
No like seriously everyone above the age of 6 knows who the warriors are. Stupid bandwagoners smh
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Level 59
Jan 25, 2018
Ked you forgot Draymond Greene
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2018
Stephen Curry is on his way to the Michael Jordan-type of fame where he is a mainstream celebrity outside of sports. I can understand not knowing what team he plays for, but it's unusual for an American to not know who he is.
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2020
Thank you for calling me an unusual American. I have no idea who Curry is. I watch a little Cardinal baseball, Blues hockey, and Chiefs football (if they're in the playoffs), and I enjoy watching FIFA and the Olympics, but I can't stand to watch basketball. Sorry.
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2021
Nothing wrong with being unusual.
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2017
Actually , no. It's all over the news in a daily fashion.
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2018
Got one right. Is that bad?
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
I got 'em all except the Clippers. I forgot the Clippers were a thing.
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Level 22
May 13, 2019
how could i though- my dad talks trash about them when basketball gets brought up lol
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Level 45
Jan 25, 2018
MLS? Major League Soccer?
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Level 34
Jan 25, 2018
Aww man, I wish people would miss the A's more often!
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Level 63
Jan 26, 2018
No excuse for not including MLS franchises...
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
Currently the revenue of the MLS is only 20% that of the NHL, which is the smallest league on this list.
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Level 58
Jan 26, 2018
Back in my day (Dark Ages) the Big 3 sports were football, basketball, & baseball. Thus it was that I like millions of others focused only on those. To this day I know little & care nothing about hockey, soccer, tennis, track, croquet, etc....The Big 3 live forever!!!
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Level 79
Jan 24, 2020
How open minded of you.
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Level 12
Jan 26, 2018
wtf, why are there no e-sports on here
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Level 57
Jan 23, 2020
Got them all but only got 4 points.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
Weird. It works for me.
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2020
oakland raiders?
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Level 51
Jan 25, 2020
Oakland Raiders? Never heard of them. Do you mean the Las Vegas Raiders?
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Level 51
May 1, 2020
Can soccer fans ever take a quiz without whining about MLS not being represented? the world may never know
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Level 56
Jul 6, 2021
Omg how could i forget the Warriors!
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Level 57
Jul 7, 2021
What about WNBA?
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Level 36
Jul 7, 2021
Good idea for a quiz. This argument may have been settled, but speaking as a non-American, I'm pretty sure that more people outside the USA have heard of the LA Galaxy than of some of the other teams on the list. However, I'd guess that the Lakers are by far the most recognisable team there.

As for the most well-known teams among U.S. citizens, I don't know.

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Level 67
Jul 7, 2021
Do people outside the US know MLS teams generally, or is the Galaxy an outlier because they had David Beckham?
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Level 29
Jul 7, 2021
I know a lot of people in Europe have heads of LAFC as well and could pick that out as opposed to the 49ers, Clippers, or As.
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Level 59
Jul 14, 2021
just tried oakland raiders, then I remembered...