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

Standings

#TeamPlayedDiff.Pnts
1Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew121627
2Sporting Kansas City Logo Sporting Kansas City12520
3Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC12922
4Minnesota United Logo Minnesota United12418
5New York City FC Logo New York City FC12117
6Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact12-216
7New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution12-115
8LA Galaxy Logo LA Galaxy11-115
9Nashville SC Logo Nashville SC11-412
10FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati12-912
11Inter Miami CF Logo Inter Miami CF12-411
12Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United12-511
13D.C. United Logo D.C. United12-611
14Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire12-109

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