MLS | USA - an overview

The MLS (Major League Soccer) is the top tier of professional football (soccer) in the United States. As footballing federations go, the MLS is a relative newcomer having been first founded n 1993. There are currently 24 teams in the league. The MLS works in a different way to European football. Instead of independently owned teams, the MLS is a single entity in which each team is owned by the league's investors. As such, there is no promotion and relegation. Teams are ranked in the League by points. A win is three points and a draw is one point. Nothing is awarded for a loss. 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 participate in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Upcoming matches

Participating teams

Atlanta United, 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
1Philadelphia Union Logo Philadelphia Union171131
2Montreal Impact Logo Montreal Impact18-727
3D.C. United Logo D.C. United17527
4Atlanta United Logo Atlanta United15826
5New York Red Bulls Logo New York Red Bulls16824
6New York City FC Logo New York City FC14623
7Toronto FC Logo Toronto FC15119
8Orlando City SC Logo Orlando City SC15118
9Chicago Fire Logo Chicago Fire16118
10Columbus Crew Logo Columbus Crew16-817
11New England Revolution Logo New England Revolution16-1616
12FC Cincinnati Logo FC Cincinnati16-1911

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