Major League Soccer records and statistics

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Several Major League Soccer teams and players hold various records and statistics.

MLS Cup and Supporters' Shield winners[edit]

Season MLS Cup
Winners
MLS Cup
Runners-up
Supporters' Shield
Winners
Supporters' Shield
Runners-up
1996 D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy Tampa Bay Mutiny Los Angeles Galaxy
1997 D.C. United (2) Colorado Rapids D.C. United Kansas City Wizards
1998 Chicago Fire D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy D.C. United
1999 D.C. United (3) Los Angeles Galaxy D.C. United (2) Los Angeles Galaxy
2000 Kansas City Wizards Chicago Fire Kansas City Wizards Chicago Fire
2001 San Jose Earthquakes Los Angeles Galaxy Miami Fusion Chicago Fire
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution Los Angeles Galaxy (2) San Jose Earthquakes
2003 San Jose Earthquakes (2) Chicago Fire Chicago Fire San Jose Earthquakes
2004 D.C. United (4) Kansas City Wizards Columbus Crew Kansas City Wizards
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy (2) New England Revolution San Jose Earthquakes New England Revolution
2006 Houston Dynamo New England Revolution D.C. United (3) FC Dallas
2007 Houston Dynamo (2) New England Revolution D.C. United (4) Chivas USA
2008 Columbus Crew New York Red Bulls Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo
2009 Real Salt Lake Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew (2) Los Angeles Galaxy
2010 Colorado Rapids FC Dallas Los Angeles Galaxy (3) Real Salt Lake
2011 Los Angeles Galaxy (3) Houston Dynamo Los Angeles Galaxy (4) Seattle Sounders FC
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy (4) Houston Dynamo San Jose Earthquakes (2) Sporting Kansas City
2013 Sporting Kansas City (2) Real Salt Lake New York Red Bulls Sporting Kansas City
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy (5) New England Revolution Seattle Sounders FC Los Angeles Galaxy
2015 Portland Timbers Columbus Crew SC New York Red Bulls (2) FC Dallas
2016 Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC FC Dallas Colorado Rapids
2017 Toronto FC Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC New York City FC
2018 Atlanta United FC Portland Timbers New York Red Bulls (3) Atlanta United FC
2019 Seattle Sounders FC (2) Toronto FC Los Angeles FC New York City FC
2020 Columbus Crew SC (2) Seattle Sounders FC Philadelphia Union Toronto FC
2021 New York City FC Portland Timbers New England Revolution Colorado Rapids
2022 Los Angeles FC Philadelphia Union Los Angeles FC (2) Philadelphia Union
2023 Columbus Crew (3) Los Angeles FC FC Cincinnati Orlando City SC

MLS Cup finals[edit]

Season Winners Result Runners-up Venue
1996
Details
D.C. United 3–2 (a.e.t.) Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, MA
1997
Details
D.C. United (2) 2–1 Colorado Rapids Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
1998
Details
Chicago Fire 2–0 D.C. United Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
1999
Details
D.C. United (3) 2–0 Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2000
Details
Kansas City Wizards 1–0 Chicago Fire Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
2001
Details
San Jose Earthquakes 2–1 (a.e.t.) Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
2002
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2003
Details
San Jose Earthquakes (2) 4–2 Chicago Fire The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2004
Details
D.C. United (4) 3–2 Kansas City Wizards The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2005
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy (2) 1–0 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
2006
Details
Houston Dynamo 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 p)
New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
2007
Details
Houston Dynamo (2) 2–1 New England Revolution Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
2008
Details
Columbus Crew 3–1 New York Red Bulls The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2009
Details
Real Salt Lake 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Los Angeles Galaxy Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
2010
Details
Colorado Rapids 2–1 (a.e.t.) FC Dallas BMO Field, Toronto, ON
2011
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy (3) 1–0 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2012
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy (4) 3–1 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2013
Details
Sporting Kansas City (2) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(7–6 p)
Real Salt Lake Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
2014
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy (5) 2–1 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution StubHub Center, Carson, CA
2015
Details
Portland Timbers 2–1 Columbus Crew Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
2016
Details
Seattle Sounders FC 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(5–4 p)
Toronto FC BMO Field, Toronto, ON
2017
Details
Toronto FC 2–0 Seattle Sounders FC BMO Field, Toronto, ON
2018
Details
Atlanta United FC 2–0 Portland Timbers Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
2019
Details
Seattle Sounders FC (2) 3–1 Toronto FC CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
2020
Details
Columbus Crew (2) 3–0 Seattle Sounders FC Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
2021
Details
New York City FC 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Portland Timbers Providence Park, Portland, OR
2022
Details
Los Angeles FC 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(3–0 p)
Philadelphia Union Banc of California Stadium,
Los Angeles, CA
2023
Details
Columbus Crew (3) 2–1 Los Angeles FC Lower.com Field, Columbus, OH

Teams with most trophies[edit]

As of 2023 season
Team Seasons Domestic Continental Intercontinental Total Total per season
MLS Cup SS USOC[a] CC[b] CCL Camp. Cup LC/SL[c] CI
D.C. United 28 4 4 3 N/A 1[d] 1 13 0.46
Los Angeles Galaxy 28 5 4 2 1[d] 12 0.43
Toronto FC 17 1 1 N/A 8 10 0.59
Columbus Crew 28 3 3 1 N/A 1 8 0.29
Seattle Sounders FC 15 2 1 4 1 8 0.53
Sporting Kansas City 28 2 1 4 7 0.25
Chicago Fire FC 26 1 1 4 6 0.23
Houston Dynamo FC 18 2 2 4 0.22
CF Montréal 12 N/A 4[e] - 4 0.33
San Jose Earthquakes 26 2 2 N/A 4 0.15
Los Angeles FC 6 1 2 3 0.50
Atlanta United FC 7 1 1 1 3 0.43
FC Dallas 28 1 2 3 0.11
New York Red Bulls 28 3 3 0.11
New England Revolution 28 1 1 1[c] 3 0.11
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 13 N/A 3 3 0.23
FC Cincinnati 5 1 N/A 1 0.20
Colorado Rapids 28 1 1 0.04
Inter Miami CF 4 1 1 0.25
Miami Fusion[f] 4 1 1 0.25
New York City FC 9 1 1 2 0.11
Orlando City SC 9 1 1 0.11
Philadelphia Union 14 1 1 0.07
Portland Timbers 13 1 1 0.08
Real Salt Lake 19 1 1 0.05
Tampa Bay Mutiny[f] 6 1 1 0.17
Austin FC 3
Chivas USA[f] 10
Minnesota United FC 7
Nashville SC 4
St. Louis City SC 1

Player records (career)[edit]

Bold indicates an active player. All statistics are for regular season only.

Goals[edit]

As of the end of the 2023 regular season.[1]

Rank Player Years Goals Apps Ratio
1 United States Chris Wondolowski 2005–2021 171 413 0.41
2 United States Landon Donovan 2001–2014
2016
145 343 0.42
3 Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 2006–2013
2015–2020
2022–present
144 418 0.34
4 United States Jeff Cunningham 1998–2011 134 365 0.37
5 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 133 340 0.39
6 England Bradley Wright-Phillips 2013–2021 117 234 0.5
7 United States Ante Razov 1996–2000
2001–2009
114 262 0.44
8 United States Jason Kreis 1996–2007 108 305 0.35
9 Venezuela Josef Martínez 2017–present 105 161 0.65
10 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 2001–2014 104 343 0.3

Goals from free kicks[edit]

[2][3]

Rank Player Years Goals
1 Italy Sebastian Giovinco 2015–2018 13
2 United States Jeff Larentowicz 2005–2020 9
Argentina Javier Morales 2007–2017
4 England David Beckham 2007–2012 7
Armenia Lucas Zelarayán 2020–2023

Assists[edit]

As of the end of the 2022 regular season.[1]

Rank Player Years Assists Apps Ratio
1 United States Landon Donovan 2001–2014
2016
136 343 0.4
2 United States Steve Ralston 1996–2010 135 378 0.36
3 United States Brad Davis 2002–2016 123 392 0.31
4 Colombia Carlos Valderrama 1996–2002 114 175 0.65
5 United States Preki 1996–2005 112 242 0.46
6 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 102 340 0.3
7 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1996–2003 101 191 0.53
8 United States Sacha Kljestan 2006–2010
2015–2022
99 331 0.3
9 United States Cobi Jones 1996–2007 91 306 0.3
Argentina Diego Valeri 2013–2021 262 0.35

Minutes played[edit]

As of the end of the 2023 regular season.[1]

Minutes played
Rank Player Minutes
1 United States Nick Rimando 46,336
2 United States Kyle Beckerman 41,161
3 United States Kevin Hartman 37,260
4 United States Dax McCarty 36,701
5 United States Chad Marshall 35,843
6 United States Jeff Larentowicz 35,589
7 Switzerland Stefan Frei 33,905
8 United States Drew Moor 33,816
9 United States Sean Johnson 33,726
10 United States Steve Ralston 33,142

Goals against average[edit]

As of the end of the 2020 regular season; minimum 75 matches played.[1]

Rank Player Average Years
1 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 0.99 2010–2013
2 United States Kasey Keller 1.06 2009–2011
3 Senegal Bouna Coundoul 1.13 2005–2011
4 Canada Pat Onstad 1.14 2003–2011

Player records (single season)[edit]

All statistics are for regular season only.

Most goals[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Goals
1 Mexico Carlos Vela 2019 Los Angeles FC 34
2 Venezuela Josef Martínez 2018 Atlanta United FC 31
3 Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović 2019 Los Angeles Galaxy 30
4 United States Roy Lassiter 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny 27
United States Chris Wondolowski 2012 San Jose Earthquakes
England Bradley Wright-Phillips 2014 New York Red Bulls
Venezuela Josef Martínez 2019 Atlanta United FC
8 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John 1998 Columbus Crew 26
Senegal Mamadou Diallo 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny
10 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 2002 Los Angeles Galaxy 24
England Bradley Wright-Phillips 2016 New York Red Bulls
Hungary Nemanja Nikolić 2017 Chicago Fire

Most assists[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Assists
1 Colombia Carlos Valderrama 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 26
2 United States Sacha Kljestan 2016 New York Red Bulls 20
Argentina Maximiliano Moralez 2019 New York City FC
4 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1996 D.C. United 19
Colombia Carlos Valderrama 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1998 D.C. United
United States Steve Ralston 2002 New England Revolution
Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto 2008 Columbus Crew
United States Landon Donovan 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy
Argentina Luciano Acosta 2022 FC Cincinnati
Argentina Thiago Almada 2023 Atlanta United FC

[4]

Most clean sheets[edit]

As of 2023 season[5]
Rank Player Season Team Clean sheets
1 United States Tony Meola 2000 Kansas City Wizards 16
2 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 2012 Sporting Kansas City 15
Jamaica Andre Blake 2022 Philadelphia Union
4 United States Nick Rimando 2010 Real Salt Lake 14
Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 2013 Portland Timbers
United States Luis Robles 2018 New York Red Bulls
United States Brad Guzan 2019 Atlanta United FC
United States Bill Hamid 2019 D.C. United
United States Sean Johnson 2022 New York City FC
Switzerland Stefan Frei 2023 Seattle Sounders FC

All-time regular season success[edit]

As of end of 2022 regular season
Rank Club Seasons (Years) Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 27 (1996–) 11 4 3 3 1
2 D.C. United 27 (1996–) 10 4 1 4 1
3 Sporting Kansas City 27 (1996–) 9 1 4 2 2
Chicago Fire FC 25 (1998–) 9 1 2 2 4
5 FC Dallas 27 (1996–) 8 1 2 2 3
6 New York Red Bulls 27 (1996–) 7 3 0 3 1
7 Columbus Crew 27 (1996–) 6 3 0 0 3
Seattle Sounders FC 14 (2009–) 6 2 2 1 1
9 San Jose Earthquakes 25 (1996–2005, 2008–) 5 2 2 0 1
New England Revolution 27 (1996–) 5 1 1 2 1
11 New York City FC 8 (2015–) 4 1 2 0 1
Real Salt Lake 18 (2005–) 4 0 1 1 2
13 Tampa Bay Mutiny 6 (1996–2001) 3 1 0 1 1
Houston Dynamo FC 17 (2006–) 3 0 2 1 0
Colorado Rapids 28 (1996–) 3 0 2 0 1
Atlanta United FC 6 (2017–) 3 0 1 1 1
17 Los Angeles FC 5 (2018–) 2 2 0 0 0
Toronto FC 16 (2007–) 2 1 1 0 0
Philadelphia Union 13 (2010–) 2 1 1 0 0
Chivas USA 10 (2005–2014) 2 0 1 0 1
19 Miami Fusion 4 (1998–2001) 1 1 0 0 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12 (2011–) 1 0 0 1 0
Portland Timbers 12 (2011–) 1 0 0 1 0
CF Montréal 11 (2012–) 1 0 0 1 0
Austin FC 2 (2021–) 1 0 0 0 1
24 Minnesota United FC 6 (2017–) 0 0 0 0 0
Orlando City SC 8 (2015–) 0 0 0 0 0
FC Cincinnati 4 (2019–) 0 0 0 0 0
Inter Miami CF 3 (2020–) 0 0 0 0 0
Nashville SC 3 (2020–) 0 0 0 0 0
Charlotte FC 1 (2022–) 0 0 0 0 0

All-time regular season table[edit]

Through completion of 2022 regular season.

Rk1 Club Seasons (Yrs) Pld W2 L3 T SOW GF GA GD Pts PPG PPS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Finishing Positions4
1 Los Angeles FC 5 (2018–) 158 79 43 36 0 319 217 +102 274 1.734 54.80 2 0 0 0
2 Seattle Sounders FC 14 (2009–) 456 211 141 104 0 679 532 +147 737 1.616 52.64 2 2 1 1
3 New York City FC 8 (2015–) 261 117 82 62 0 439 347 +92 413 1.582 51.63 0 2 0 1
4 Atlanta United FC 6 (2017–) 193 85 52 42 0 256 205 +51 295 1.528 49.17 0 1 2 0
5 Portland Timbers 12 (2011–) 397 155 132 110 0 599 568 +31 575 1.448 47.92 0 0 1 0
6 Los Angeles Galaxy 27 (1996–) 854 377 297 180 11 1365 1172 +193 1289 1.509 47.74 4 3 3 1
7 Philadelphia Union 13 (2010–) 430 161 152 114 0 624 563 +61 597 1.388 45.92 1 1 0 0
8 Nashville SC 3 (2020–) 91 33 21 27 0 131 96 +35 136 1.495 45.33 0 0 0 0
9 New York Red Bulls 27 (1996–) 854 353 327 174 11 1288 1217 +71 1215 1.423 45.00 3 0 3 1
10 FC Dallas 27 (1996–) 854 348 317 189 15 1257 1228 +29 1203 1.409 44.56 1 2 2 3
11 Sporting Kansas City 27 (1996–) 854 350 318 186 16 1214 1147 +67 1204 1.410 44.49 1 4 2 2
12 Columbus Crew 27 (1996–) 854 345 323 186 13 1227 1176 +51 1196 1.400 44.30 3 0 0 3
13 Real Salt Lake 18 (2005–) 580 217 219 144 0 790 786 +4 795 1.371 44.16 0 1 1 2
14 Austin FC 2 (2021–) 68 25 31 12 0 100 105 −5 87 1.279 43.50 0 0 0 1
15 CF Montréal 11 (2012–) 363 135 155 73 0 518 573 −55 478 1.317 43.45 0 0 1 0
16 Houston Dynamo FC 17 (2006–) 549 187 208 166 0 738 760 -22 727 1.324 42.76 0 2 1 0
17 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12 (2011–) 397 137 158 102 0 508 590 −82 513 1.292 42.75 0 0 1 0
18 Minnesota United FC 6 (2017–) 191 72 79 40 0 270 301 −35 256 1.340 42.67 0 0 0 0
19 Chicago Fire FC 25 (1998–) 792 295 305 196 5 1142 1119 +23 1061 1.340 42.44 1 2 2 4
20 D.C. United 27 (1996–) 855 337 348 170 18 1264 1279 -15 1145 1.339 42.41 4 1 4 1
21 Charlotte FC 1 (2022–) 34 13 18 3 0 44 52 −8 42 1.235 42.00 0 0 0 0
22 New England Revolution 27 (1996–) 856 324 344 188 17 1211 1279 −68 1126 1.315 41.70 1 1 2 1
23 Orlando City SC 8 (2015–) 261 86 104 71 0 361 426 −65 329 1.260 41.13 0 0 0 0
24 Colorado Rapids 27 (1996–) 850 313 359 181 12 1122 1255 −133 1100 1.294 40.74 0 2 0 1
25 San Jose Earthquakes 25 (1996–2005, 2008–) 793 286 320 187 19 1097 1173 −76 1007 1.270 40.28 2 2 0 1
26 Miami Fusion 4 (1998–2001) 122 56 56 10 10 199 219 −20 158 1.295 39.50 1 0 0 0
27 Tampa Bay Mutiny 6 (1996–2001) 187 83 98 6 10 312 336 −24 235 1.257 39.17 1 0 1 1
28 Toronto FC 16 (2007–) 517 162 218 137 0 695 809 −114 623 1.205 38.94 1 1 0 0
29 Inter Miami CF 3 (2020–) 91 33 44 14 0 108 144 −36 113 1.242 37.67 0 0 0 0
30 Chivas USA 10 (2005–2014) 320 92 149 79 0 351 483 −132 355 1.109 35.50 0 1 0 1
31 FC Cincinnati 4 (2019–) 125 26 58 31 0 144 241 −97 109 0.872 27.25 0 0 0 0

1 – Ranking based number of points per season.
2 – Includes shoot-out wins from 1996–1999 season.
3 – Includes shoot-out losses from 1996–1999 seasons.
4 – Based on combined conference results before single format for playoff qualification was inaugurated in 2007.

All-time playoffs success[edit]

Through 2023 playoffs.

Club Champions Final Conf
Finals
Conf
Semis
First
Rnd
Series
Played
Series
Won
Series
Lost
Series
Won %
Los Angeles Galaxy 5 4 4 6 1 46 31 15 67.39%
D.C. United 4 1 2 5 3 27 17 10 62.96%
Columbus Crew 3 1 5 7 1 29 17 12 58.62%
Sporting Kansas City 2 1 5 7 3 30 15 15 50.00%
Seattle Sounders FC 2 4 2 7 0 25 16 9 64.00%
Houston Dynamo FC 2 2 4 1 0 22 16 6 72.73%
San Jose Earthquakes 2 0 1 5 3 15 7 8 46.67%
Chicago Fire FC 1 2 5 4 1 23 12 11 52.17%
Colorado Rapids 1 1 4 5 1 23 10 13 43.48%
Real Salt Lake 1 1 2 5 3 18 8 10 44.44%
Portland Timbers 1 1 1 1 2 8 5 3 62.50%
New York City FC 1 0 1 4 1 12 6 6 50.00%
Toronto FC 1 2 0 0 2 13 9 4 69.23%
Los Angeles FC 1 1 1 0 2 11 7 4 63.64%
Atlanta United FC 1 0 1 0 2 8 5 3 62.50%
New York Red Bulls 0 1 4 14 4 29 8 21 27.59%
New England Revolution 0 5 3 5 3 30 14 16 46.67%
FC Dallas 0 1 3 12 4 27 8 19 29.63%
Philadelphia Union 0 1 1 3 3 10 4 6 40.00%
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 0 2 5 7 1 6 14.29%
CF Montréal 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 3 50.00%
Minnesota United FC 0 0 1 0 2 5 2 3 40.00%
FC Cincinnati 0 0 1 1 0 5 3 2 60.00%
Orlando City SC 0 0 0 2 1 5 2 3 40.00%
Nashville SC 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 3 25.00%
Austin FC 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 1 66.67%
Inter Miami CF 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 00.00%
St. Louis City SC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 00.00%
Charlotte FC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 00.00%
Tampa Bay Mutiny 0 0 1 4 0 5 1 4 20.00%
Miami Fusion 0 0 1 2 0 4 1 3 25.00%
Chivas USA 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 00.00%
  • Shows number of best finishes at each playoff level through completion of 2022 playoffs. Does not include the 2020 "Play-In Round."

All-time playoffs table[edit]

Through 2023 playoffs.

Rank1 Club Appearances
vs Seasons
Appearances
Percentage
Pld W2 L3 T SOW GF GA GD Pts PPG
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 20 / 28 71.43% 77 46 25 6 1 130 88 +42 141 1.831
2 Columbus Crew 17 / 28 60.71% 60 30 25 5 1 91 89 +2 95 1.583
3 D.C. United 15 / 28 53.57% 48 27 17 4 4 72 65 +7 85 1.771
4 Seattle Sounders FC 14 / 15 93.33% 46 25 16 5 0 62 48 +14 80 1.739
5 Sporting Kansas City 20 / 28 71.43% 56 22 26 8 2 78 80 −2 74 1.250
6 New York Red Bulls 24 / 28 85.71% 60 21 31 8 1 72 83 -11 71 1.183
7 Chicago Fire FC 14 / 26 53.85% 44 21 18 5 1 61 45 +16 66 1.500
8 Houston Dynamo FC 9 / 18 50.00% 38 19 12 7 1 47 38 +9 64 1.684
9 New England Revolution 17 / 28 60.71% 49 19 23 7 0 58 62 -4 64 1.306
10 FC Dallas 20 / 28 71.43% 52 15 28 9 2 67 90 −23 54 1.038
11 Real Salt Lake 13 / 19 68.42% 34 12 15 7 2 38 46 -8 43 1.265
12 Colorado Rapids 15 / 28 53.57% 41 13 24 4 0 34 60 −26 43 1.049
13 Portland Timbers 7 / 13 53.85% 24 12 7 5 0 37 30 +7 41 1.708
14 San Jose Earthquakes 11 / 26 42.31% 27 12 13 2 0 40 40 0 38 1.407
15 Toronto FC 5 / 17 29.41% 17 10 6 1 0 32 18 +14 31 1.824
16 Los Angeles FC 5 / 6 83.33% 12 7 4 1 1 28 21 +7 22 1.833
17 CF Montréal 4 / 12 33.33% 11 7 4 0 0 21 20 +1 21 1.909
18 Atlanta United FC 5 / 7 71.43% 13 7 6 0 0 19 14 +5 21 1.615
19 New York City FC 7 / 9 77.78% 16 6 7 3 2 23 9 +14 21 1.313
20 Philadelphia Union 8 / 14 57.14% 16 6 9 1 1 21 25 −4 19 1.188
21 FC Cincinnati 2 / 5 40.00% 6 3 2 1 1 9 6 +3 10 1.667
22 Miami Fusion 3 / 4 75.00% 10 3 7 0 0 6 13 −7 9 0.900
23 Orlando City SC 4 / 9 44.44% 7 2 4 1 0 5 10 -5 7 1.000
24 Minnesota United FC 4 / 7 57.14% 6 2 4 0 0 1 9 +2 6 1.000
25 Nashville SC 4 / 4 100.00% 7 2 5 0 0 5 7 -2 6 0.857
26 Chivas USA 4 / 10 40.00% 8 1 4 3 0 6 10 −4 6 0.750
27 Tampa Bay Mutiny 4 / 6 66.67% 11 2 9 0 0 12 23 −11 6 0.545
28 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6 / 12 50.00% 10 1 7 2 0 10 17 −7 5 0.500
29 Austin FC 1 / 2 50.00% 3 1 1 1 1 4 6 −2 4 1.333
30 Inter Miami CF 1 / 4 25.00% 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 -3 0 0.000
31 St. Louis City SC 1 / 1 100.00% 2 0 2 0 0 2 6 -4 0 0.000
31 Charlotte FC 1 / 1 100.00% 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 -3 0 0.000

1 – Ranking based on overall number of points.
2 – Includes shoot-out wins from 1996–1999 seasons. Post-1999 shoot-out wins counted as ties.
3 – Includes shoot-out losses from 1996–1999 seasons. Post-1999 shoot-out losses counted as ties.

Team records (single season)[edit]

Legend
Indicates ongoing season

Points[edit]

  • All stats are from regular season games only.
  • From 1996 to 1999, a shoot-out was used to determine the winner of a match if it was a tie after 90 minutes.
  • From 2000 to 2003, a 10-minute golden goal period was used to determine the winner of a match if it was a tie after 90 minutes.
  • In 2020, teams played a shortened season and unequal number of between 18 and 23 games.
As of 2023 season[6]

1 – Points earned during shoot-out era

2 – Points earned during shortened 2020 season

3 – Did not win Supporters' Shield

Results[edit]

Goals[edit]

As of 2023 season[6]

1 – Goals scored during shortened 2020 season.

1 – Goals scored during shortened 2020 season.

Single game records[edit]

Highest scoring games[edit]

Goals Date Home team Result Away team
11 May 6, 1998 Los Angeles Galaxy 7–4 Colorado Rapids
10 May 2, 1996 Kansas City Wiz 6–4 Columbus Crew
August 26, 2000 Dallas Burn 4–6 MetroStars
May 8, 2004 San Jose Earthquakes 5–5 MetroStars
August 1, 2015 D.C. United 6–4 Real Salt Lake

Most goals scored by a team[edit]

As of July 8, 2022
Goals Date Team Opponent Opponent
Goals
Margin
8 June 4, 1998 Los Angeles Galaxy Dallas Burn 1 7
7 May 6, 1998 Los Angeles Galaxy Colorado Rapids 4 3
July 4, 2001 Chicago Fire Kansas City Wizards 0 7
May 21, 2016 New York Red Bulls New York City FC 0 7
September 13, 2017 Atlanta United FC New England Revolution 0 7
March 30, 2019 Sporting Kansas City Montreal Impact 1 6
June 29, 2019 Minnesota United FC FC Cincinnati 1 6
September 15, 2019 Los Angeles Galaxy Sporting Kansas City 2 5
September 10, 2020 Seattle Sounders FC San Jose Earthquakes 1 6
July 3, 2021 D.C. United Toronto FC 1 6
May 14, 2022 Portland Timbers Sporting Kansas City 2 5
July 8, 2022 Philadelphia Union D.C. United 0 7

Biggest winning margin[edit]

Margin Date Home team Result Away team
7 June 4, 1998 Dallas Burn 1–8 Los Angeles Galaxy
July 4, 2001 Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire
May 21, 2016 New York City FC 0–7 New York Red Bulls
September 13, 2017 Atlanta United FC 7–0 New England Revolution
July 8, 2022 Philadelphia Union 7–0 DC United
6 June 20, 1999 Kansas City Wizards 6–0 MetroStars
September 22, 2000 Chicago Fire 6–0 New England Revolution
August 26, 2006 New York Red Bulls 6–0 Real Salt Lake
April 25, 2009 Real Salt Lake 6–0 New England Revolution
August 1, 2009 FC Dallas 6–0 Kansas City Wizards
September 5, 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy 6–0 Colorado Rapids
April 20, 2018 Sporting Kansas City 6–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
August 25, 2018 Colorado Rapids 0–6 Real Salt Lake
March 30, 2019 Sporting Kansas City 7–1 Montreal Impact
June 29, 2019 Minnesota United FC 7–1 FC Cincinnati
October 6, 2019 FC Dallas 6–0 Sporting Kansas City
September 10, 2020 Seattle Sounders FC 7–1 San Jose Earthquakes
September 23, 2020 Los Angeles FC 6–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
July 3, 2021 D.C. United 7–1 Toronto FC
October 23, 2021 New York City FC 6–0 D.C. United
April 17, 2022 New York City FC 6–0 Real Salt Lake
July 30, 2022 Philadelphia Union 6–0 Houston Dynamo FC
August 20, 2022 D.C. United 0–6 Philadelphia Union
August 27, 2022 Philadelphia Union 6–0 Colorado Rapids
September 10, 2022 FC Cincinnati 6–0 San Jose Earthquakes

Longest streaks[edit]

Consecutive postseason berths[edit]

As of October 21, 2023[7]
Legend
Consecutive run in progress
Most Consecutive Postseason Berths in a Row
Rank Team Number From Until
1 New York Red Bulls 14 2010 2023
2 Seattle Sounders FC 13 2009 2021
3 Los Angeles Galaxy 10 1996 2005
4 New England Revolution 8 2002 2009
Los Angeles Galaxy 8 2009 2016
Sporting Kansas City 8 2011 2018
7 Dallas Burn 7 1996 2002
Real Salt Lake 7 2008 2014
New York City FC 7 2016 2022
10 Chicago Fire 6 1998 2003
New York Red Bulls 6 2003 2008
Philadelphia Union 6 2018 2023

Winning streaks[edit]

Most wins in a row
Team No. From To
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 [Note SH] September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
Los Angeles Galaxy 12 [Note SH] April 13, 1996 June 26, 1996
Chicago Fire 11 [Note SH] May 16, 1998 July 4, 1998
D.C. United 11 [Note SH] July 25, 1999 September 25, 1999
Seattle Sounders FC 9 July 21, 2018 September 15, 2018
Sporting Kansas City 7 March 10, 2012 April 18, 2012
Los Angeles FC 7 July 9, 2022 August 17, 2022
  1. ^
    Shootouts: From 1996–1999, there were no ties; if a game was tied at the end of regulation time, it was decided by a shoot-out.
  • The longest winning start to a season was achieved by the LA Galaxy in 1996, who opened the campaign with twelve consecutive wins and won their first eight games in regulation.
  • The longest winning end to a season was achieved by the LA Galaxy in 1997, who closed the campaign with six straight wins.

Undefeated streaks[edit]

Legend
Unbeaten run in progress
Most consecutive games undefeated (regular season)
Team No. Start date End date
Columbus Crew 19 July 3, 2004 April 2, 2005
FC Dallas 19 May 27, 2010 October 9, 2010
Toronto FC 18 August 10, 2019 September 1, 2020
Real Salt Lake 18 November 24, 2010 April 13, 2011
New York Red Bulls 18 July 10, 2016 March 11, 2017
Real Salt Lake 16 September 28, 2013 May 24, 2014
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 October 2, 2009 June 5, 2010
Portland Timbers 15 March 16, 2013 July 7, 2013
Colorado Rapids 15 April 13, 2016 July 23, 2016
Portland Timbers 15 April 14, 2018 August 4, 2018
Seattle Sounders FC 15 November 4, 2020 July 7, 2021
  • The longest unbeaten start to a season was achieved by the Seattle Sounders FC in 2021. The Sounders opened their campaign with thirteen unbeaten matches (eight wins and five draws).[8]
  • The longest unbeaten end to a season was achieved by Columbus Crew SC in 2004, who closed the campaign after eighteen matches unbeaten (eight wins and ten draws).

Home undefeated streaks[edit]

Legend
Unbeaten run in progress
Defunct team
  • Only regular season MLS matches count towards individual team records records.
As of 2023 season[9]
Most consecutive home wins/draws
Team Home games
unbeaten
Start date End date
Atlanta United FC 13 September 10, 2021 May 15, 2022
Charlotte FC 4 March 19, 2022 May 7, 2022
CF Montréal 8 August 4, 2018 April 28, 2019
Chicago Fire FC 15 May 24, 2000 May 26, 2001
Chivas USA 16 September 9, 2006 September 27, 2007
Colorado Rapids 23 May 8, 2021 May 22, 2022
Columbus Crew 22 June 28, 2008 September 26, 2009
D.C. United 17 March 30, 2012 March 9, 2013
FC Dallas 19 August 29, 2015 September 3, 2016
FC Cincinnati 13 February 25, 2023 August 26, 2023
Houston Dynamo 30 July 9, 2011 April 28, 2013
Inter Miami CF 6 July 16, 2022 October 5, 2022
Los Angeles FC 19 August 15, 2018 September 1, 2019
Los Angeles Galaxy 23 April 12, 2014 May 27, 2015
Miami Fusion 11 August 5, 2000 June 30, 2001
Minnesota United FC 10 June 29, 2019 August 21, 2020
Nashville SC 22 April 17, 2021 June 11, 2022
New England Revolution 17 July 30, 2014 June 13, 2015
New York City FC 15 September 23, 2017 August 22, 2018
New York Red Bulls 19 April 24, 2016 April 29, 2017
Orlando City SC 17 August 1, 2015 July 31, 2016
Philadelphia Union 24 September 19, 2021 March 11, 2023
Portland Timbers 22 April 6, 2013 May 17, 2014
Real Salt Lake 29 June 6, 2009 May 14, 2011
San Jose Earthquakes 18 September 25, 2004 October 8, 2005
Seattle Sounders FC 14[Note SEA] September 10, 2020 July 7, 2021
Sporting Kansas City 24 June 19, 2016 September 24, 2017
Tampa Bay Mutiny 8 August 17, 1996 May 10, 1997
Toronto FC 17 June 13, 2009 August 7, 2010
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10 March 2, 2013 July 14, 2013
Notes
  1. ^
    Seattle (SEA): Seattle Sounders FC has accomplished this home unbeaten run twice; the most recent dates are shown

Losing streaks[edit]

Most losses in a row[10]
Team No. From To
FC Cincinnati 14 September 15, 2021 March 5, 2022
MetroStars 12 [Note SH] July 4, 1999 September 5, 1999
Real Salt Lake 10 August 10, 2005 October 5. 2005
Orlando City SC 9 May 13, 2018 July 7, 2018
New England Revolution 9 [Note SH] July 20, 1997 September 9, 1997
New England Revolution 9 [Note SH] May 13, 1998 July 1, 1998
Toronto FC 9 March 17, 2012 May 19, 2012
  1. ^
    Shoot-outs: From 1996–1999, there were no ties; if a game was tied at the end of regulation time, it was decided by a shoot-out.
  • The longest losing start to a season was achieved by Toronto FC in 2012, who opened the campaign with nine consecutive losses.
  • The longest losing end to a season was achieved by FC Cincinnati in 2021, who closed the campaign with twelve consecutive losses.

Tie streaks[edit]

Most ties in a row[10]
Team No. From To
San Jose Earthquakes 6 September 25, 2004 April 9, 2005
Colorado Rapids 6 May 7, 2011 June 4, 2011
Chicago Fire 6 March 16, 2014 April 19, 2014
Chicago Fire 5 April 11, 2009 May 9, 2009
Los Angeles Galaxy 5 May 6, 2009 May 30, 2009
Seattle Sounders FC 5 May 2, 2009 May 30, 2009
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5 July 20, 2021 August 13, 2021
Nashville SC 5 September 26, 2021 October 20, 2021
New York City FC 5 June 3, 2023 June 24, 2023
FC Dallas 5 September 23, 2023 October 14, 2023

Title droughts[edit]

Longest "active" title droughts
Team No. of seasons Last title Year
Atlanta United FC 4 U.S. Open Cup 2019
Austin FC 3 None (joined league in 2021)
Charlotte FC 2 None (joined league in 2022)
Chicago Fire FC 17 U.S. Open Cup 2006
FC Cincinnati 0 Supporters' Shield 2023
Colorado Rapids 13 MLS Cup 2010
Columbus Crew 0 MLS Cup 2023
FC Dallas 7 Supporters' Shield 2016
D.C. United 10 U.S. Open Cup 2013
Houston Dynamo FC 0 U.S. Open Cup 2023
Inter Miami CF 0 Leagues Cup 2023
LA Galaxy 9 MLS Cup 2014
Los Angeles FC 1 MLS Cup 2022
Minnesota United FC 7 None (joined league in 2017)
CF Montréal 2 Canadian Championship 2021
Nashville SC 6 None (joined league in 2018)
New England Revolution 2 Supporters' Shield 2021
New York City FC 2 MLS Cup 2021
New York Red Bulls 5 Supporters' Shield 2018
Orlando City SC 1 U.S. Open Cup 2022
Philadelphia Union 3 Supporters' Shield 2020
Portland Timbers 3 MLS is Back Tournament 2020
Real Salt Lake 14 MLS Cup 2009
San Jose Earthquakes 11 Supporters' Shield 2012
Seattle Sounders FC 1 CONCACAF Champions League 2022
Sporting Kansas City 6 U.S. Open Cup 2017
St. Louis City SC 1 None (joined league in 2023)
Toronto FC 3 Canadian Championship 2020
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 Canadian Championship 2023

Average season attendances[edit]

  • Highest single match attendance: 82,110 (Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Los Angeles FC, July 4, 2023)[11]
  • Highest average attendance: 53,002 (Atlanta United, 2018)
  • Lowest average attendance: 7,063 (Chivas USA, 2014)
  • Lowest single match attendance: 3,702 (Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers, May 28, 2014)

Streaks[edit]

  • Graham Zusi is the longest-tenured player to have played with only one club (Sporting Kansas City).[12]
  • The longest road trip a team has played during the regular season was recorded by the Portland Timbers in 2019. They opened the season with twelve straight games on the road due to the completion of an expansion to Providence Park in the early part of the 2019 season.[13]
  • The record for longest home stand a team has played during the regular season is shared by the Chicago Fire in 2006 and Sporting Kansas City in 2011. They played nine consecutive games at home.[citation needed]
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team at home during a regular season is 44 (14–2–1) by the New York Red Bulls in 2018. Previously, it was 42 (13–3–1) by Toronto FC in 2017.[citation needed]
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team on the road during a regular season was 37 (13–3), by the LA Galaxy in 1998.[citation needed]
  • The most draws achieved by a team during a regular season is 18, first by the Chicago Fire in 2014,[14] and again by Nashville SC in 2021.[15]
  • The record number of consecutive games scored in by a player is 15, set by Josef Martínez for Atlanta United FC in 2019.[16]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian teams cannot participate in the U.S. Open Cup.
  2. ^ American teams cannot participate in the Canadian Championship.
  3. ^ a b SuperLiga is a defunct competition; predecessor to Leagues Cup
  4. ^ a b Won under the previous CONCACAF Champions Cup format.
  5. ^ The 2008 Canadian Championship was won by the NASL's Montreal Impact, not the Montreal Impact (now CF Montréal) that competed in MLS prior to their renaming.
  6. ^ a b c Team is defunct and no longer exists.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Sebastian Giovinco breaks MLS free kick record with 10th set-piece goal". July 30, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Giovinco free kick puts boots to Red Bulls as TFC takes 1st leg". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "By Season". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "2019 MLS Fact and Record Book". Major League Soccer. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Major League Soccer 2021 Season standings". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "Major League Soccer 2022 Season standings". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved October 9, 2022.
  8. ^ "Seattle Sounders make history with 13 consecutive undefeated games!". Major League Soccer. July 7, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Form Guide". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Standings". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Sigal, Jonathan (July 5, 2023). "MLS history! El Tráfico at Rose Bowl sets single-game attendance record". Major League Soccer. Retrieved July 5, 2023.
  12. ^ Kovzan, Sam (January 13, 2022). "Sporting KC re-signs seven-time MLS All-Star Graham Zusi". SportingKC.com. Retrieved January 14, 2022.
  13. ^ "Thorns, Timbers finally set for home debuts". nbcsports.com. May 30, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "Tied Up: New England Revolution equal record for most draws to start season". MLSsoccer.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Fact and Record Book | MLSsoccer.com". mlssoccer. May 14, 2023. Archived from the original on May 15, 2023. Retrieved May 14, 2023.
  16. ^ "Josef Martinez's scoring streak ends at 15 games after exiting Atlanta match injured". MLSsoccer.com. September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 21, 2019.

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