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, Inter Miami CF, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles FC, Los Angeles FC, Minnesota United, Montreal Impact, Montreal Impact, Nashville SC, Nashville SC, 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, 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

1Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United000
2Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire000
3FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati000
4Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew000
5D.C. United Logo D.C. United000
6Inter Miami000
7Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact000
8New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution000
9New York City FC Logo New York City FC000
10New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls000
11Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC000
12Philadelphia Union Logo Philadelphia Union000
13Toronto FC Logo Toronto FC000

MLS Standings

1Sporting Kansas City Logo Sporting Kansas City266
2Minnesota United Logo Minnesota United256
3Colorado Rapids Logo Colorado Rapids226
4FC Dallas Logo FC Dallas224
5Los Angeles FC Logo Los Angeles FC214
6Seattle Sounders Logo Seattle Sounders214
7Vancouver Whitecaps Logo Vancouver Whitecaps2-13
8Portland Timbers Logo Portland Timbers2-13
9Real Salt Lake Logo Real Salt Lake202
10LA Galaxy Logo LA Galaxy2-11
11San Jose Earthquakes Logo San Jose Earthquakes2-31
12Houston Dynamo Logo Houston Dynamo2-41
13Nashville SC2-20

MLS Standings

1Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United226
2Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact214
3New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls214
4Toronto FC Logo Toronto FC214
5Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew214
6D.C. United Logo D.C. United203
7Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire2-11
8New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution2-11
9Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC2-11
10Philadelphia Union Logo Philadelphia Union2-21
11FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati2-20
12Inter Miami CF2-20
13New York City FC Logo New York City FC2-20