Major League Soccer (1996-present)

by David Litterer spectrum@sover.net

MLS is the first successful Division I professional soccer league in
the United States since the demise of the NASL in 1984, and the only
truly world-class US league to get USSF and FIFA sanctioning.  This
league was inspired in part by the success of the 1994 World Cup, 
held in the United States.  (In addition, a condition of the World
Cup being awarded to the US was the stipulation that the US would 
have a 1st division pro soccer league before or shortly after the 
cup was held). MLS added Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake in 2005, 
Toronto FC in 2007, San Jose in 2008, Seattle in 2009, Philadelphia
in 2010, and will add Portland and Vancouver in 2011.

An exhaustive archive of MLS history (including complete player register)
 can be found at the History section of the official MLS website.

Click here for Kevin Lindstrom's "a href="http://flashpages.prodigy.net/klindstr/Etc/MLSATR.html">all-time MLS rankings!

Scoring system: (2000-present) 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 
0 points for a loss.
(1996-1999)  3 points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 0 points for a loss.


Current standings and results

2011 Before the season, Portland and Vancouver were added. Kansas City became Sporting Kansas City. GP W L D GF GA Pts Att Eastern Division Sporting Kansas City 34 16 9 12 50 40 51 17,810 Houston Dynamo 34 12 9 13 45 41 49 17,694 Philadelphia Union 34 11 8 15 44 36 48 18,259 Columbus Crew 34 13 13 8 43 44 47 12,861 New York Red Bulls 34 10 8 16 50 44 46 19,691 Chicago Fire 34 9 9 16 46 45 43 14,274 D. C. United 34 9 13 12 49 52 39 15,181 Toronto FC 34 6 13 15 36 59 33 20,267 New England Revolution 34 5 16 13 38 58 28 13,222 Western Division Los Angeles Galaxy 34 19 5 10 48 28 67 23,335 Seattle Sounders FC 34 18 7 9 56 37 63 38,496 Real Salt Lake 34 15 11 8 44 36 53 17,594 FC Dallas 34 15 12 7 42 39 52 12,861 Colorado Rapids 34 12 9 13 44 41 49 14,838 Portland Timbers 34 11 14 9 40 48 42 18,827 San Jose Earthquakes 34 8 12 14 40 45 38 11,858 Chivas USA 34 8 14 12 41 43 36 14,830 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 6 18 10 35 55 28 20,412 Wild Card: New York defeated FC Dallas 2-0 Colorado defeated Columbus 1-0 Conference Semi-Finals: Kansas City defeated Colorado 2-0, 2-0 Houson defeated Philadelphia 2-1, 1-0 Los Angeles defeated New York 1-0, 2-1 Real Salt Lake defeated Seattle 3-0, 0-2 Conference Finals: Houston defeated Kansas City 2-1 Los Angeles defeated Real Salt Lake 3-1 MLS CUP 11: Houston vs. Los Angeles 2010 Before the season, Philadelphia was added. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division New York Red Bulls 30 15 9 6 38 29 51 Columbus Crew 30 14 8 8 40 34 50 Kansas City Wizards 30 11 13 6 36 35 39 Chicago Fire 30 9 12 9 37 38 36 Toronto FC 30 9 13 8 33 41 35 New England Revolution 30 9 16 5 32 50 32 Philadelphia Union 30 8 15 7 35 49 31 D. C. United 30 6 20 4 21 47 22 Western Division Los Angeles Galaxy 30 18 7 5 44 26 59 Real Salt Lake 30 15 4 11 45 20 56 FC Dallas 30 12 4 14 42 28 50 Seattle Sounders FC 30 14 10 6 39 35 48 Colorado Rapids 30 12 8 10 44 32 46 San Jose Earthquakes 30 13 10 7 34 33 46 Houston Dynamo 30 9 15 6 40 49 33 Chivas USA 30 8 18 4 31 45 28 Conference Semi-Finals: San Jose defeated New York 0-1, 3-1 Colorado defeated Columbus 1-0, 2-1 Los Angeles defeated Seattle 1-0, 2-1 FC Dallas defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1, 1-1 Conference Finals: Colorado defeated San Jose 1-0 FC Dallas defeated Los Angeles 3-0 MLS CUP 2010: Colorado defeated Dallas 2-1 Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps will join the league in 2011. 2009 Before the season, Seattle was added. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division Columbus Crew 30 13 7 10 41 31 49 Chicago Fire 30 11 7 12 39 34 45 New England Revolution 30 11 10 9 33 37 42 D. C. United 30 9 8 13 43 44 40 Toronto FC 30 10 11 9 37 46 39 Kansas City Wizards 30 8 13 9 33 42 33 Red Bull New York 30 5 19 6 27 47 21 Western Division Los Angeles Galaxy 30 12 6 12 36 31 48 Houston Dynamo 30 13 8 9 39 29 48 Seattle Sounders FC 30 12 7 11 38 29 47 Chivas USA 30 13 11 6 34 31 45 Real Salt Lake 30 11 12 7 43 35 40 Colorado Rapids 30 10 10 10 42 38 40 F. C. Dallas 30 11 13 6 50 47 39 San Jose Earthquakes 30 7 14 9 36 50 30 Conference Semifinals: Houston defeated Seattle 0-0, 1-0 Real Salt Lake defeated Columbus 1-0, 3-2 Chicago defeated New England 1-2, 2-0 Los Angeles defeated Chivas USA 2-2, 1-0 Conference Championships: Los Angeles defeated Houston 2-0 Real Salt Lake defeated Chicago 0-0 (5-4-PK) MLS CUP 09 Real Salt Lake defeated Los Angeles 1-1 (5-4-PK) 2008 Before the season, San Jose was added. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division Columbus Crew 30 17 7 6 50 36 57 Chicago Fire 30 13 10 7 44 33 46 New England Revolution 30 12 11 7 40 43 43 Kansas City Wizards 30 11 10 9 37 39 42 Red Bull New York 30 10 11 9 42 48 39 D. C. United 30 11 15 4 43 51 37 Toronto FC 30 9 13 8 34 43 35 Western Division Houston Dynamo 30 13 5 12 45 32 51 Chivas USA 30 12 11 7 40 41 43 Real Salt Lake 30 10 10 10 40 39 40 Colorado Rapids 30 11 14 5 44 45 38 F. C. Dallas 30 8 10 12 45 41 36 Los Angeles Galaxy 30 8 13 9 55 62 33 San Jose Earthquakes 30 8 13 9 32 38 33 Conference Semifinals: Chicago defeated New England 0-0, 3-0 New York defeated Houston 1-1, 3-0 Real Salt Lake defeated Chivas USA 1-0, 2-2 Columbus defeated Kansas City 1-1, 2-0 Conference Championships: Columbus defeated Chicago 2-1 New York defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0 MLS CUP 2008: Columbus defeated New York 3-1 2007 Before the season, Toronto FC was added. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division D. C. United 30 16 7 7 56 34 55 New England Revolution 30 14 8 8 51 43 50 Red Bull New York 30 12 11 7 47 45 43 Chicago Fire 30 10 10 10 31 36 40 Kansas City Wizards 30 11 12 7 45 45 40 Columbus Crew 30 9 11 10 39 44 37 Toronto FC 30 6 17 7 25 49 25 Western Division Chivas USA 30 15 7 8 46 28 53 Houston Dynamo 30 15 8 7 43 23 52 FC Dallas 30 13 12 5 37 44 44 Colorado Rapids 30 9 13 8 29 34 35 Los Angeles Galaxy 30 9 14 7 38 48 34 Real Salt Lake 30 6 15 9 31 45 27 Quarterfinals: Chicago defeated D. C. United 1-0, 2-2 Houston defeated Dallas 0-1, 4-1 Kansas City defeated Chivas USA 1-0, 0-0 New England defeated New York 0-0, 1-0 Semi-finals: New England defeated Chicago, 1-0 Houston defeated Kansas City 2-0 MLS CUP 2007: Houston defeated New England 2-1 MLS will add the San Jose Earthquakes for 2008. 2006 Before the season, San Jose became Houston 1836 and shortly thereafter was renamed Houston Dynamo. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division D. C. United 32 15 7 10 52 38 55 New England Revolution 32 12 8 12 39 35 48 Chicago Fire 32 13 11 8 43 41 47 Red Bull New York 32 9 11 12 41 41 39 Kansas City Wizards 32 10 14 8 43 45 38 Columbus Crew 32 8 15 9 30 42 33 Western Division F. C. Dallas 32 16 12 4 48 44 52 Houston Dynamo 32 11 8 13 44 40 46 Chivas USA 32 10 9 13 45 42 43 Colorado Rapids 32 11 13 8 36 49 41 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 11 15 6 37 37 39 Real Salt Lake 32 10 13 9 45 49 39 Quarterfinals: D. C. United defeated New York 1-0, 1-1 Colorado defeated Dallas 1-2, 3-2, 5-4 (PK) New England defeated Chicago 0-1, 2-1, 4-2 (PK) Houston defeated Chivas USA 1-2, 2-0 Semifinals: New England defeated D. C. United 1-0 Houston defeated Colorado 3-1 MLS CUP 2006: Houston defeated New England 1-1 (4-3 PK) 2005 Before the season, Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake were added. Dallas Burn became FC Dallas. GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division New England Revolution 32 17 7 8 55 37 59 D. C. United 32 16 10 6 54 37 21 Chicago Fire 32 15 13 4 49 50 49 MetroStars 32 12 9 11 53 39 47 Kansas City Wizards 32 11 9 12 52 44 45 Columbus Crew 32 11 16 5 34 45 38 Western Division San Jose Earthquakes 32 18 4 10 53 31 64 F. C. Dallas 32 13 10 9 52 44 48 Colorado Rapids 32 13 13 6 40 37 45 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 13 13 6 44 45 45 Real Salt Lake 32 5 22 5 30 65 20 Chivas USA 32 4 22 6 31 67 18 Quarterfinals: Chicago defeated D. C. United 0-0, 4-0 New England defeated MetroStars 0-1, 3-1 Colorado defeated FC Dallas 0-0, 5-4 (PK) Los Angeles defeated San Jose 3-1, 1-1 Semi-Finals: Los Angeles defeated Colorado 2-0 New England defeated Chicago 1-0 MLS CUP 2005: Los Angeles defeated New England 1-0 2004 GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division Columbus Crew 30 12 5 13 40 32 49 D. C. United 30 11 10 9 43 42 42 MetroStars 30 11 12 7 47 49 40 New England Revolution 30 8 13 9 42 43 33 Chicago Fire 30 8 13 9 36 44 33 Western Division Kansas City Wizards 30 14 9 7 38 30 49 Los Angeles Galaxy 30 11 9 10 42 40 43 Colorado Rapids 30 10 9 11 29 32 41 San Jose Earthquakes 30 9 10 11 41 35 38 Dallas Burn 30 10 14 6 34 45 36 Quarterfinals: New England defeated Columbus 1-1, 1-0 D. C. United defeated MetroStars 2-0, 2-0 San Jose defeated Kansas City 3-0, 0-2 Los Angeles defeated Colorado 2-0, 0-1 Semi-Finals: D. C. United defeated New England 4-3 Kansas City defeated Los Angeles 2-0 MLS CUP 2004: D. C. United defeated Kansas City 3-2 2003 GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division Chicago Fire 30 15 7 8 53 43 53 New England Revolution 30 12 9 9 55 47 45 MetroStars 30 11 10 9 40 40 42 D. C. United 30 10 11 9 38 36 39 Columbus Crew 30 10 12 8 44 44 38 Western Division San Jose Earthquakes 30 14 7 9 45 35 51 Colorado Rapids 30 11 10 9 48 44 42 Kansas City Wizards 30 11 10 9 48 44 42 Los Angeles Galaxy 30 9 12 9 35 35 36 Dallas Burn 30 6 16 5 35 64 23 Quarterfinals: New England defeated MetroStars 2-0, 1-1 Chicago defeated D. C. United 2-0, 2-0 San Jose defeated Los Angeles 0-2, 5-2 Kansas City defeated Colorado 1-1, 2-0 Semi-finals: Chicago defeated New England 1-0 San Jose defeated Kansas City 3-2 MLS CUP 2003: San Jose defeated Chicago 4-2 2002 GP W L D GF GA Pts Eastern Division New England Revolution 28 12 14 2 49 49 38 Columbus Crew 28 11 12 5 44 43 38 Chicago Fire 28 11 13 4 43 38 37 NY/NJ MetroStars 28 11 15 2 41 47 35 D. C. United 28 9 14 5 31 40 32 Western Division Los Angeles Galaxy 28 16 9 3 44 33 51 San Jose Earthquakes 28 14 11 3 45 35 45 Dallas Burn 28 12 9 7 44 43 43 Colorado Rapids 28 13 11 4 43 48 43 Kansas City Wizards 28 9 10 9 37 45 36 Quarterfinals New England defeated Chicago 2-0, 1-2, 2-0 Colorado defeated Dallas 2-4, 1-0, 1-1(1-0 TB) Columbus Crew defeated San Jose Earthquakes 2-1, 2-1 Los Angeles defeated Kansas City 3-2 (OT), 1-4, 5-2 Semifinals: New England defeated Columbus 0-0(OT), 1-0, 2-2(OT) Los Angeles defeated Colorado 4-0, 1-0 CHAMPIONSHIP: Los Angeles defeated New England 1-0 (OT) 2001 GP W D L GF GA Pts Eastern Division Miami Fusion 26 16 5 5 57 36 53 NY/NJ MetroStars 26 13 3 10 38 35 42 New England Revolution 27 7 6 14 35 52 27 D.C. United 26 8 2 16 42 50 26 Central Division Chicago Fire 27 16 5 6 50 30 53 Columbus Crew 26 13 6 7 49 36 45 Dallas Burn 26 10 5 11 48 47 35 Tampa Bay Mutiny 27 4 2 21 32 68 14 Western Division Los Angeles Galaxy 26 14 5 7 52 36 47 San Jose Earthquakes 26 13 6 7 47 29 45 Kansas City Wizards 27 11 3 13 33 53 36 Colorado Rapids 26 5 8 13 36 47 23 Quarterfinals: Chicago defeated Dallas 2-0,1-1, 2-0 Miami defeated Kansas City 2-0, 0-3, 2-1 San Jose defeated Columbus 3-1, 3-0 Los Angeles defeated New York 1-1, 1-4, 3-2(TB) Semifinals: San Jose defeated Miami, 0-1, 4-0, 1-0 Los Angeles defeated Chicago, 1-1, 1-0, 2-1 MLS CUP 2001: San Jose defeated Los Angeles, 2-1(OT) After the season, Miami and Tampa Bay folded. 2000 GP W D L GF GA Pts Eastern Division MetroStars 32 17 3 12 64 56 54 New England Revolution 32 13 6 13 47 49 45 Miami Fusion 32 12 5 15 54 56 41 DC United 32 8 6 18 44 63 30 Central Division Chicago Fire 32 17 6 9 67 51 57 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 16 4 12 62 50 52 Dallas Burn 32 14 4 14 54 54 46 Columbus Crew 32 11 5 16 48 58 38 Western Division Kansas City Wizards 32 16 9 7 47 29 57 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 14 8 10 47 37 50 Colorado Rapids 32 13 4 15 43 59 43 San Jose Earthquakes 32 7 8 17 35 50 29 Quarterfinals: Los Angeles defeated Tampa Bay 1-0 and 5-2. Kansas City defeated Colorado 1-0, 0-0, 3-2. New York defeated Dallas 2-1, 2-1. Chicago defeated New England 2-1, 1-2, 6-0. Semifinals: Chicago defeated New York 3-0, 0-2, 3-2 Kansas City defeated Los Angeles 0-0, 1-2(OT), 1-0 (1-0 TB) MLS CUP 2000: Kansas City defeated Chicago, 1-0 1999 GP W WS LS L GF GA Pts Eastern Conference DC United 32 17 6 3 6 65 43 57 Columbus Crew 32 13 6 4 9 48 39 45 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 9 5 7 11 51 50 32 Miami Fusion 32 8 5 4 15 42 59 29 New England Revolution 32 7 5 7 13 38 53 26 MetroStars 32 4 3 5 20 32 64 15 Western Conference Los Angeles Galaxy 32 17 3 4 8 49 29 54 Dallas Burn 32 16 3 6 7 54 35 51 Chicago Fire 32 15 3 5 9 51 36 48 Colorado Rapids 32 14 6 3 9 38 39 48 San Jose Clash 32 9 10 3 10 48 49 37 Kansas City Wizards 32 6 2 6 18 33 53 20 Conference Semifinals: D. C. United defeated Miami 2-0, 1-0(SO) Columbus defeated Tampa Bay 2-0, 2-0 Los Angeles defeated Colorado 3-0, 2-0 Dallas defeated Chicago 2-1, 0-4, 3-2 Conference Finals: D. C. United eefeated Columbus 2-1, 1-5, 4-0 Los Angeles defeated Dallas 2-1, 2-3(SO), 3-1 MLS CUP '99: D. C. United defeated Los Angeles 2-0. 1998 Before the season, Chicago and Miami were added. GP W WS LS L GF GA Pts Eastern Conference DC United 32 17 7 3 5 74 48 58 Columbus Crew 32 15 0 5 12 67 56 45 MetroStars 32 12 3 0 17 54 63 39 Miami Fusion 32 10 5 0 17 46 68 35 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 11 1 5 15 46 57 34 New England Revolution 32 9 2 4 17 53 66 29 Western Conference Los Angeles Galaxy 32 22 2 2 6 85 44 68 Chicago Fire 32 18 2 1 11 62 45 56 Colorado Rapids 32 14 2 2 14 62 69 44 Dallas Burn 32 11 4 2 15 43 59 37 San Jose Clash 32 10 3 5 14 48 60 33 Kansas City Wizards 32 10 2 4 16 45 50 32 Quarterfinals: Columbus defeated New York, 5-3, 2-1(SO) D. C. United defeated Miami, 2-1, 1-0(SO) Los Angeles defeated Dallas, 6-1, 3-2 Chicago defeated Colorado, 1-1, 1-0(SO) Semifinals: Chicago defeated Los Angeles, 1-0, 2-1(SO) D. C. United defeated Columbus, 2-0, 2-4, 3-0 MLS CUP '98: Chicago defeated D. C. United, 2-0 1997 GP W WS LS L GF GA Pts Eastern Conference DC United 32 17 4 4 7 70 53 55 Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 14 3 2 13 55 60 45 Columbus Crew 32 12 3 4 13 42 41 39 New England Revolution 32 11 4 4 13 40 53 37 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 11 2 2 17 43 53 35 Western Conference Kansas City Wizards 32 14 7 2 9 57 51 49 Los Angeles Galaxy 32 14 2 4 12 55 44 44 Dallas Burn 32 13 3 2 14 55 49 42 Colorado Rapids 32 12 2 3 15 50 59 38 San Jose Clash 32 9 3 6 14 55 59 30 Conference Semifinals: D. C. United defeated New England, 4-1, 2-1(SO) Columbus defeated Tampa Bay 2-1, 2-0 Colorado defeated Kansas City, 3-0, 3-2 Dallas defeated Los Angeles, 1-0(SO), 3-0 Conference Finals: D. C. United defeated Columbus, 3-2, 1-0 Colorado defeated Dallas, 1-0, 2-1 MLS CUP '97 D. C. United defeated Colorado, 2-1 1996 GP W WS LS L GF GA Pts Eastern Conference Tampa Bay Mutiny 32 19 1 3 9 66 51 58 DC United 32 15 1 3 13 62 56 46 NY/NJ MetroStars 32 12 3 2 15 45 47 39 Columbus Crew 32 11 4 5 12 59 60 37 New England Revolution 32 9 6 2 15 43 56 33 Western Conference Los Angeles Galaxy 32 15 4 4 9 59 49 49 Dallas Burn 32 12 5 3 12 50 48 41 Kansas City Wiz 32 12 5 2 13 61 63 41 San Jose Clash 32 12 3 6 11 50 50 39 Colorado Rapids 32 9 2 4 17 44 59 29 Quarterfinals: DC United defeated MetroStars, 2-3 (SO), 1-0, 2-1 Tampa Bay defeated Columbus, 2-0, 1-2, 4-1 Kansas City defeated Dallas, 3-2, 1-2, 3-2 (SO) Los Angeles defeated San Jose, 0-1, 2-0, 2-0 Semifinals: DC United defeated Tampa Bay, 4-1, 2-1 Los Angeles defeated Kansas City 2-1, 3-2 (SO) MLS CUP '96: DC United defeated Los Angeles 3-2(OT)


Last update: November 10, 2011

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