MLS | USA - an overview

As footballing federations go, the USA MLS is a relative newcomer having been first founded in 1993. There are currently 24 teams in the league. The MLS (Major League Soccer) is the top tier of professional football (soccer) in the United States. Football in the USA works in a different way to European football. Instead of the independently owned teams we have in Europe, the USA MLS is a single “unit or entity” in which each team is owned by the league's investors. Promotion to and from this league is decided on a financial and license basis. As such, there is no regular promotion or relegation. Teams are ranked in the League by points, the same way that the European leagues are. The domestic trophy for the MLS is the U.S. Open Cup, but teams in the league also play for the CONCACAF Champions League, Campeones Cup, and the Leagues Cup. The 24 teams are divided by geographical location between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The MLS regular season of 34 games is followed by a postseason knockout tournament. Each of the fourteen teams participates in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Participating teams

Atlanta United, Atlanta Utd, Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Cincinnati, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, New York City FC, New York Red Bulls, Orlando City SC, Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps

Related stadiums

Avaya Stadium - San Jose Earthquakes, BBVA Compass Stadium - Houston Dynamo, BC Place - Vancouver Whitecaps, BMO Field - Toronto FC, Banc of California Stadium - Los Angeles FC, CenturyLink Field - Seattle Sounders, Children's Mercy Park - Sporting Kansas City, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park - Colorado Rapids, Gillette Stadium - New England Revolution, Mapfre Stadium - Columbus Crew, Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta United, Nippert Stadium - FC Cincinnati, Orlando City Stadium - Orlando City SC, PPL Park - Philadelphia Union, Providence Park - Portland Timbers, Red Bull Arena - New York Red Bulls, Rio Tinto Stadium - Real Salt Lake, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium - D.C. United, Saputo Stadium - Montreal Impact, StubHub Center - LA Galaxy, TCF Bank Stadium - Minnesota United, Toyota Park - Chicago Fire, Toyota Stadium - FC Dallas, Yankee Stadium - New York City FC

Major League Soccer | Eastern Conference Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1New York City FC Logo New York City FC342164
2Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United341558
3Philadelphia Union Logo Philadelphia Union34855
4Toronto FC Logo Toronto FC34550
5D.C. United Logo D.C. United34450
6New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls34248
7New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution34-745
8Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire34842
9Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact34-1341
10Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew34-838
11Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC34-837
12FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati34-4424

Major League Soccer | Western Conference Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Sporting Kansas City Logo Sporting Kansas City282051
2FC Dallas Logo FC Dallas281050
3Los Angeles FC Logo Los Angeles FC281247
4Real Salt Lake Logo Real Salt Lake29245
5Seattle Sounders Logo Seattle Sounders27944
6Portland Timbers Logo Portland Timbers28144
8LA Galaxy Logo LA Galaxy29-538
9Houston Dynamo Logo Houston Dynamo28431
10Minnesota United Logo Minnesota United28-1530
11Colorado Rapids Logo Colorado Rapids28-2224
12San Jose Earthquakes Logo San Jose Earthquakes28-1520