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.

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Participating teams

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

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Philadelphia Union Logo Philadelphia Union232447
2Toronto FC Logo Toronto FC23744
3Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew231541
4Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC231541
5New York City FC Logo New York City FC231239
6New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls23-232
7Nashville SC Logo Nashville SC23232
8New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution23132
9Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact23-1026
10Inter Miami CF Logo Inter Miami CF23-1024
11Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire23-623
12Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United23-722
13D.C. United Logo D.C. United23-1621
14FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati23-2416

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Sporting Kansas City Logo Sporting Kansas City211339
2Seattle Sounders Logo Seattle Sounders222139
3Portland Timbers Logo Portland Timbers231139
4Minnesota United Logo Minnesota United211034
5FC Dallas Logo FC Dallas22434
6Los Angeles FC Logo Los Angeles FC22832
7San Jose Earthquakes Logo San Jose Earthquakes23-1630
8Colorado Rapids Logo Colorado Rapids18428
9Vancouver Whitecaps Logo Vancouver Whitecaps23-1727
10LA Galaxy Logo LA Galaxy22-1922
11Real Salt Lake Logo Real Salt Lake22-1022
12Houston Dynamo Logo Houston Dynamo23-1021

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Real Salt Lake Logo Real Salt Lake304
2Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact3-13
3Vancouver Whitecaps Logo Vancouver Whitecaps3-23
4New York City FC Logo New York City FC3-23
5New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls3-33
6Houston Dynamo Logo Houston Dynamo3-12

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1San Jose Earthquakes Logo San Jose Earthquakes337
2Seattle Sounders Logo Seattle Sounders324
3Vancouver Whitecaps Logo Vancouver Whitecaps3-23
4Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire3-33

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Sporting Kansas City Logo Sporting Kansas City326
2Minnesota United Logo Minnesota United315
3Real Salt Lake Logo Real Salt Lake304
4Colorado Rapids Logo Colorado Rapids3-31

MLS Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew379
2FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati3-16
3New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls3-33
4Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United3-30

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