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Backyard Soccer MLS Edition
Backyard Soccer MLS Edition cover
Humongous Entertainment
Release dates
Windows October 3, 2000
Mac OS (Classic) October 3, 2000
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Point and select, Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Football (Soccer)
Art styles Cartoon, Digitized
Themes Contemporary, North America, Europe
Series Backyard Soccer, Backyard Sports
Backyard Soccer MLS Edition on Wikipedia
Backyard Soccer
Subseries of Backyard Sports
Backyard Soccer 1998
Backyard Soccer MLS Edition 2001
Backyard Soccer 2004 2003

Backyard Soccer MLS Edition is a 2000 children's association football (soccer) video game developed by Humongous Entertainment and published by Infogrames. It is the first sequel to Backyard Soccer and the fifth entry in the Backyard Sports series. Unlike the original game, it features kid versions of several professional soccer players from Major League Soccer, as well as the teams that existed in the league at the time of release, plus kid versions of three players from the U.S. women's national soccer team who won the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. The game also features some of the quality of life improvements from Backyard Baseball 2001, including the menus.

It was released for Windows and Macintosh on October 3, 2000.

The game has been out-of-print for years due to the expiration of the MLS and the players' licenses. It is unlikely to ever be republished due to all the players having long since retired from the sport.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Mac OS


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows C:\Windows\hegames.ini
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Save game cloud syncing

No save game cloud syncing information; you can edit this page to add it.


Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Game runs at 640x480.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Press Space , select "Options", then check "Display in Window", then click OK or press Shift+F5 to toggle (otherwise Alt+ Enter in that case using ScummVM).
On modern operating systems, game launches and adjusts the display to 640x480, with the game running at fullscreen. It does not recognize the "Display in Window" option correctly.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)


The mouse can be switched between one button mode (left mouse button does all actions) or two button mode (left mouse button does passing and dribbling, right mouse button does all other actions).

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Keyboard only features two pre-determined layouts.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Required to navigate the menus.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Controller types


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Can only turn background music on/off.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Mode name(s) not recognised, see the editing guide for supported modes.
LAN play
Online play

Other information


ExecutablePPC16-bit 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Mac OS (Classic)


No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements

Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 4x speed (or faster) CD-ROM drive
Mac OS
Operating system (OS) 7.5.3
Processor (CPU) 132 MHz PowerPC
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Other 4x speed (or faster) CD-ROM drive


  1. When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).