Who Are The MLS Teams?

In this piece we take a look at the 24 teams who make up the MLS Soccer league in the United States and Canada.

Atlanta United

Atlanta currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with 14 wins, 4 losses and 6 draws. They are one point ahead of the two New York teams.

Chicago Fire

Founded in 1997, the team was created on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Colorado Rapids

Secured their one and only title in 2010 and was one of the original ten charter clubs in 1995.

Columbus Crew

The Ohio based side has won three Supporters’ Shield trophies and yet only managed to win one MLS Cup in 2008.

Wayne Rooney playing for DC United (Getty Images)

D.C. United

Won the second most MLS Cups in tournament history with four. LA Galaxy have the most with five. The Washington based side recently signed Wayne Rooney.

FC Dallas

Lead the Western Conference right now with 12 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws. Sporting Kansas City are three points behind.

Houston Dynamo

Are one of only three teams to have won two consecutive MLS Cups. They did so in 2006 and 2007. The other two sides were DC United and LA Galaxy.

Inter Miami CF

This is a new MLS team that has been created by David Beckham.

Los Angeles FC

One of the two sides based in Los Angeles, LAFC and LA Galaxy have a rivalry known as El Trafico.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of many big signings by LA Galaxy (Getty Images)

LA Galaxy

MLS team with arguably the highest global footprint after signing stars like David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Giovani Dos Santos, Steve Gerrard and currently Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Minnesota United FC

Along with Orlando, Minnesota are one of two teams never to make it into the MLS Cup playoffs.

Montreal Impact

Recently signed Bacary Sagna and also signed Didier Drogba in the past too.

New England Revolution

Based in Boston, the club is owned by Robert Kraft who also owns the New England Patriots.

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New York City FC

The club frequently features in Forbes’ lists for the most valuable MLS franchises and their fan base is regarded as one of the largest in the league.

New York Red Bulls

Another team with a high global profile, the New York Red Bulls have signed some incredible players like Lothar Matthaus, Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez.

Orlando City SC

Formed in 2015, the club is the first to play in the state of Florida since the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny folded after the 2001 season.

Philadelphia Union

One of the few teams in the league who have failed to win the tournament.

Portland Timbers

Formed in 2009, the club won their only MLS Cup in 2015.

Nick Rimando of Real Salt Lake (Getty Images)

Real Salt Lake

Goalkeeper Nick Rimando who currently plays for Real Salt Lake has MLS records in career clean sheets, wins, saves and appearances.

San Jose Earthquakes

Sit bottom of the entire MLS right now only winning 3 games from 23 matches.

Seattle Sounders FC

Team based in the north-west of the United States, they lost 2-0 in the MLS Cup final against Toronto last season.

Sporting Kansas City

Founded in 1995, the club has largely been known as the Kansas City Wizards until their rebrand in 2010.

Toronto FC

One of the few teams based in Canada, Tornto FC are lead by Michael Bradley and are the most recent champions.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

One of the most prolific goal scorers in tournament history, Kei Kamara currently plies his trade in Vancouver.

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