Eastern Conference (MLS)

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Eastern Conference
MLS Eastern Conference.svg
Eastern Conference logo
League Major League Soccer
Sport Soccer
Founded 1996
No. of teams 10
Most recent champion(s) D.C. United (6th Eastern Conference regular season title)†
Most titles D.C. United (6 Titles)†
† Postseason champions not included due to the MLS Cup Playoffs' unique system of mixing conference teams within the brackets

The Eastern Conference is one of Major League Soccer's two conferences.

Current members[edit]

Conference Lineups[edit]


Lineup for 1996–1997[edit]

Changes from 1995[edit]


Lineup for 1998–1999[edit]

Changes from 1997[edit]


Eastern Division[edit]

Lineup for 2000–2001[edit]

Changes from 1999[edit]


Eastern Conference[edit]

Lineup for 2002–2004[edit]

Changes from 2001[edit]


Lineup for 2005[edit]

Changes from 2004[edit]


Lineup for 2006[edit]

Changes from 2005[edit]


Lineup for 2007–2009[edit]

Changes from 2006[edit]


Lineup for 2010[edit]

Changes from 2009[edit]


Lineup for 2011[edit]

Changes from 2010[edit]

  • The Kansas City Wizards changed their name to Sporting Kansas City.
  • The Houston Dynamo moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference.


Lineup for 2012[edit]

Changes from 2011[edit]

Eastern Conference regular season champions by year[edit]

Season Team Record Playoffs result
1996 T Bay Munity
1997 D.C. United
1998 D.C. United
1999 D.C. United
2000 MetroStars
2001 Miami Fusion
2002 NE Revolution
2003 Chicago Fire
2004 Columbus Crew
2005 NE Revolution
2006 D.C. United
2007 D.C. United
2008 Columbus Crew
2009 Columbus Crew
2010 NY Red Bulls
2011 SP Kansas City
2012 SP Kansas City
2013 NY Red Bulls
2014 D.C. United

Eastern Conference Playoff champions by year[edit]

Season Champions Score Runners Up
1996 D.C. United
1997 D.C. United
1998 D.C. United
1999 D.C. United
2000 Chicago Fire
2001 SJ Earthquakes
2002 NE Revolution
2003 Chicago Fire
2004 D.C. United
2005 NE Revolution
2006 NE Revolution
2007 NE Revolution
2008 Columbus Crew
2009 Real Salt Lake
2010 Colorado Rapids
2011 Houston Dynamo
2012 Houston Dynamo
2013 Sporting KC

* Won the MLS Cup

# Won the MLS Supporters' Shield

The Miami Fusion were declared winners of the Eastern Division in 2001 after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks forced the cancellation of the rest of the regular season. The MLS Cup Playoffs began on September 20.

MLS Cup Champions produced[edit]

†† - Eastern Conference's representative in MLS Cup despite being a member of the Western Conference.

See also[edit]