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  • Track MLS Cup odds for every team during the 2020 MLS season
  • Compare top contenders in the Eastern and Western conferences and see how their odds fluctuate throughout the year
  • View teams individually or compared to others trending in the same direction

We’ve been tracking the 2020 championship odds for all 26 Major League Soccer teams since they became available and have included the info below. The graphs on this page are generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

MLS Cup Top Contenders

  • [3/2/20] After losing Josef Martinez to a torn ACL on opening weekend, Atlanta’s odds have dropped to +800
  • [2/25/20] MLS Cup champs Seattle have average odds of +750 to repeat, while finalists Toronto are now +933
  • [2/5/20] Just a week after the odds opened, some big movement has already been seen with bettors flocking to the Columbus Crew who have shortened from +8000 all the way to +4000. While teams like Atlanta (+600 to +1000), LA Galaxy (+600 to +1400) and Montreal (+700 to +1400) have all lengthened
  • [Opening Odds 1/29/20] Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC have opened as favorites at odds of +300, while MLS Cup finalists Toronto FC are +500, and MLS Cup winners Seattle are +600

Odds to Win the MLS Cup 2020

Team Odds
LAFC +275
Atlanta +800
NYCFC +800
Seattle +900
Toronto +1200
LA Galaxy +1200
Minnesota +1600
Montreal +2000
New York Red Bulls +2000
Columbus +2500
Sporting Kansas City +2500
Dallas +2800
Philadelphia +2800
Portland +2800
DC United +3300
Real Salt Lake +3300
San Jose +3333
New England +4000
Chicago +5000
Colorado +5000
Houston +5000
Inter Miami +6600
Orlando +6600
Cincinnati +10000
Vancouver +15000
Nashville +15000

Odds taken on Mar. 2

Seattle defeated Toronto FC 3-1 at home to win MLS Cup 2019. It was the third time the two teams had met in the final in the past four seasons—with Seattle also winning in 2016, while Toronto won in 2017.

MLS Playoff Format

Only one team from each conference will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs. This means six additional teams from each conference will qualify for the playoffs for a total of 14 teams overall.

Playoffs feature a fixed-bracket, single-elimination format with higher seeds hosting throughout the playoffs. This new format began in 2019.

MLS Eastern Conference Odds

Playoff Contenders

  • [2/25/20] Just a few days before season kickoff and the same top seven teams are still favored though bettors have soured on Montreal as they drift from +700 to +2000
  • [1/29/20] Eastern Conference teams given the best opening odds include: Toronto, Atlanta, NYCFC, Montreal, DC, New England and New York Red Bulls

MLS Western Conference Odds

Playoff Contenders

  • [2/25/20] Sporting Kansas City have seen huge respect from bettors, shortening their average odds from +8000 to +2767
  • [1/29/20] Western Conference teams given the best opening odds include: LAFC, LA Galaxy, Seattle, Minnesota, RSL and San Jose

Past MLS Cup Winners

Year Team
2019 Seattle Sounders
2018 Atlanta United FC
2017 Toronto FC
2016 Seattle Sounders FC
2015 Portland Timbers
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy
2013 Sporting Kansas City
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy
2011 Los Angeles Galaxy
2010 Colorado Rapids
2009 Real Salt Lake
2008 Columbus Crew

DC United appeared in the first four MLS Cup Finals, winning three titles in the process. However, their fortunes have turned more recently, having not reached the final since 2004, another year in which they were crowned champions. Those four titles put them only behind the LA Galaxy all-time who have five.

Teams with the Most MLS Cup Victories

The Galaxy have won five MLS Cup Finals and have been runners-up on four more occasions. Their last title came in 2014 against the New England Revolution. Last year they reached the Western Conference Semifinals where they lost to their crosstown rivals LAFC 5-3.

Archived MLS Cup Odds: 2019, 2018

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Ryan is SBD's resident soccer pro, though his repertoire is by no means limited to a single sport. His articles have been published by the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and the Kitchener Rangers, and outlets like SportsXpress and Shredthespread.com