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Major League Soccer
Season 2013
MLS Cup Sporting Kansas City
Supporters' Shield New York Red Bulls
Matches played 323
Goals scored 845 (2.62 per match)
Top goalscorer Camilo (22 goals)
Biggest home win NE 5–0 LA
(Jun 2)
MTL 5-0 HOU
(Aug 24)
LA 5-0 CHV
(Oct 6)
Biggest away win CHV 0–5 POR
(Oct 26)
Highest scoring 8 goals:
MTL 5-3 PHI
(May 25)
Longest winning run 5 matches:
Seattle Sounders FC
(Aug 25 – Sep 13)
Longest unbeaten run 15 matches:[1]
Portland Timbers
(Mar 16 – Jun 23)
Longest winless run 13 matches:
D.C. United
(Mar 16 – Jun 22)
Longest losing run 7 matches:[1]
D.C. United
(Mar 23 – May 11)
Chivas USA
(May 5 – Jun 24)
Highest attendance 67,385
POR @ SEA
(Aug 25)
Lowest attendance 5,123
POR @ CHV
(Sep 14)
Average attendance 18,594[1]
2012
2014

The 2013 Major League Soccer season is the 101st season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States and Canada, the 35th with a national first-division league, and the 18th season of Major League Soccer. The season features 19 total clubs (16 from the United States, 3 from Canada).

The regular season began on March 2, when Sporting Kansas City defeated the Philadelphia Union 3–1 at PPL Park. The 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was held on July 31, 2013 in Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas (hosted by Sporting Kansas City).[2] The regular season ended on October 27.

Teams, stadiums, and personnel[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Chicago Fire Chivas USA/

Los Angeles Galaxy

Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew D.C. United FC Dallas
Toyota Park StubHub Center Dick's Sporting Goods Park Crew Stadium RFK Memorial Stadium Toyota Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,086 Capacity: 20,145 Capacity: 19,467 Capacity: 21,193
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Houston Dynamo Montreal Impact New England Revolution New York Red Bulls Philadelphia Union Portland Timbers
BBVA Compass Stadium Saputo Stadium[a] Gillette Stadium Red Bull Arena PPL Park Jeld-Wen Field
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,341 Capacity: 22,385 Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 20,323
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Real Salt Lake San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC Sporting Kansas City Toronto FC Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Rio Tinto Stadium Buck Shaw Stadium[b] CenturyLink Field Sporting Park BMO Field BC Place
Capacity: 20,213 Capacity: 10,525 Capacity: 38,500 Capacity: 18,467 Capacity: 21,859 Capacity: 21,000
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†Actual capacity is higher; seats rationed for soccer games

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Note: All teams use Adidas as kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Chicago Fire United States Klopas, FrankFrank Klopas United States Pause, LoganLogan Pause Quaker
Chivas USA Mexico Real, José LuisJosé Luis Real United States Kennedy, DanDan Kennedy Corona
Colorado Rapids Colombia Pareja, ÓscarÓscar Pareja United States Drew Moor n/a
Columbus Crew United States Bliss, BrianBrian Bliss Argentina Higuaín, FedericoFederico Higuaín Barbasol
D.C. United United States Olsen, BenBen Olsen Canada De Rosario, DwayneDwayne De Rosario Volkswagen
FC Dallas United States Hyndman, SchellasSchellas Hyndman Colombia Ferreira, DavidDavid Ferreira AdvoCare
Houston Dynamo United States Kinnear, DominicDominic Kinnear United States Davis, BradBrad Davis n/a
Los Angeles Galaxy United States Arena, BruceBruce Arena Republic of Ireland Keane, RobbieRobbie Keane Herbalife
Montreal Impact Switzerland Schällibaum, MarcoMarco Schällibaum United States Arnaud, DavyDavy Arnaud Bank of Montreal
New England Revolution United States Heaps, JayJay Heaps Portugal Gonçalves, JoséJosé Gonçalves UnitedHealthcare
New York Red Bulls United States Petke, MikeMike Petke France Henry, ThierryThierry Henry Red Bull
Philadelphia Union United States Hackworth, JohnJohn Hackworth United States Carroll, BrianBrian Carroll Bimbo
Portland Timbers United States Porter, CalebCaleb Porter Canada Johnson, WillWill Johnson Alaska Airlines
Real Salt Lake United States Kreis, JasonJason Kreis United States Beckerman, KyleKyle Beckerman XanGo
San Jose Earthquakes Canada Watson, MarkMark Watson United States Corrales, RamiroRamiro Corrales n/a
Seattle Sounders FC United States Schmid, SigiSigi Schmid Argentina Rosales, MauroMauro Rosales Xbox
Sporting Kansas City United States Vermes, PeterPeter Vermes Denmark Nielsen, JimmyJimmy Nielsen Ivy Funds
Toronto FC New Zealand Nelsen, RyanRyan Nelsen Scotland Caldwell, StevenSteven Caldwell Bank of Montreal
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Scotland Rennie, MartinMartin Rennie United States DeMerit, JayJay DeMerit Bell Canada

Player transfers[edit]

Major League Soccer employs no fewer than 12 methods to acquire players. These include: signing players on transfers/free transfers as is done in most of the world; via trades; drafting players through mechanisms such as the MLS SuperDraft, MLS Supplemental Draft, or MLS Re-Entry Draft; rarely used methods which cover extreme hardship and injury replacement; signing players as Designated Players or Homegrown Players; placing a discovery claim on players; waivers; and methods peculiar to MLS such as through allocation or a weighted lottery.[8]

Allocation ranking[edit]

The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the League after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. The allocation rankings may also be used in the event two or more clubs file a request for the same player on the same day. The allocations will be ranked in reverse order of finish for the 2012 season, taking playoff performance into account.

Once the club uses its allocation ranking to acquire a player, it drops to the bottom of the list. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking. At all times, each club is assigned one ranking. The rankings reset at the end of each MLS League season.

Original Ranking Club Date Allocation Used Player Signed Player Nation Previous Club Club Nation Ref
1 Toronto FC
2 Portland Timbersdagger
3 Seattle Sounders FCdouble-dagger
4 New England Revolution
5 Philadelphia Union
6 Colorado Rapids
7 FC Dallas
8 Montreal Impact
9 Columbus Crew
10 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
11 Chicago Fire
12 Real Salt Lake
13 New York Red Bulls
14 Sporting Kansas City
15 San Jose Earthquakes
16 Chivas USAdagger double-dagger July 1, 2013 Carlos Bocanegra  United States Rangers  Scotland [9]
17 D.C. United February 20, 2013 Carlos Ruiz  Guatemala Municipal  Guatemala [10]
18 Houston Dynamo
19 Los Angeles Galaxy

daggerChivas USA originally had the No. 2 ranking and Portland the No. 3 ranking, but the teams traded rankings on December 12, 2012.[11]

double-daggerChivas USA traded the No. 3 ranking to Seattle Sounders FC in the Shalrie Joseph trade on February 19, 2013. It was also reported that Seattle sent the No. 15 allocation ranking to Chivas USA as part of the deal, although Seattle appeared to have owned the No. 16 selection and not the No. 15 selection.[12]

Weighted lottery[edit]

Some players are assigned to MLS teams via a weighted lottery process. A team can only acquire one player per year through a weighted lottery. The players made available through lotteries include: (i) Generation adidas players signed after the MLS SuperDraft; and (ii) Draft eligible players to whom an MLS contract was offered but who failed to sign with the League prior to the SuperDraft.

The team with the worst record over its last 30 regular season games (dating back to previous season if necessary and taking playoff performance into account) will have the greatest probability of winning the lottery. Teams are not required to participate in a lottery. Players are assigned via the lottery system in order to prevent a player from potentially influencing his destination club with a strategic holdout.

Below are the results of 2013 weighted lotteries:

Lottery Date Player Player Nation Position Winning Club Other Clubs Participating Ref
December 18, 2012 Mobi Fehr  USA DF Portland Timbers Seattle Sounders FC, San Jose Earthquakes [13]
December 20, 2012 Gale Agbossoumonde  USA DF Toronto FC FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Seattle Sounders FC, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes [14]
January 25, 2013 Charles Eloundou  CMR FW Colorado Rapids Real Salt Lake, D.C. United [15]
July 18, 2013 Conor Doyle  USA FW D.C. United Colorado Rapids [16]

Ownership changes[edit]

Club New owner Previous owner Date
Real Salt Lake Dell Loy Hansen Dave Checketts January 24, 2013
Columbus Crew Anthony Precourt Clark Hunt July 30, 2013

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Montreal Impact United States Marsch, JesseJesse Marsch Mutual consent Nov 3, 2012[17] Preseason Switzerland Schällibaum, MarcoMarco Schällibaum Jan 6, 2013[18]
Chivas USA United States Fraser, RobinRobin Fraser Sacked Nov 9, 2012 [19] Mexico Sanchez, Jose LuisJosé Luis Sánchez Solá Dec 12, 2012[20]
New York Red Bulls Sweden Backe, HansHans Backe End of contract Nov 9, 2012[21] United States Petke, MikeMike Petke Jan 24, 2013[22]
Portland Timbers New Zealand Wilkinson, GavinGavin Wilkinson End of caretaker spell Nov 26, 2012[23] United States Porter, CalebCaleb Porter Nov 26, 2012[23]
Toronto FC England Mariner, PaulPaul Mariner Sacked Jan 7, 2013[24] New Zealand Nelsen, RyanRyan Nelsen Jan 7, 2013[24]
Chivas USA Mexico Sanchez, Jose LuisJosé Luis Sánchez Solá Mutual consent May 30, 2013[25] 16th Mexico Real, José LuisJosé Luis Real[25] May 30, 2013
San Jose Earthquakes Canada Yallop, FrankFrank Yallop Mutual consent Jun 7, 2013[26] 15th Canada Watson, MarkMark Watson[26] Jun 7, 2013
Columbus Crew Poland Warzycha, RobertRobert Warzycha Sacked Sep 2, 2013[27] 16th United States Bliss, BrianBrian Bliss[27] Sep 2, 2013
FC Dallas United States Schellas Hyndman Resigned Oct 26, 2013 16th / Postseason Vacancy Vacancy
Vancouver Whitecaps Scotland Martin Rennie Sacked Oct 29, 2013 13th / Postseason Vacancy Vacancy
Chicago Fire United States Frank Klopas Resigned Oct 30, 2013[28] 12th / Postseason Canada Yallop, FrankFrank Yallop[29] Oct 31, 2013
Columbus Crew United States Bliss, BrianBrian Bliss End of caretaker spell Nov 6, 2013 16th / Postseason United States Berhalter, GreggGregg Berhalter[30] Nov 6, 2013
Chivas USA Mexico Real, José LuisJosé Luis Real End of caretaker spell Nov 25, 2013[31] 18th / Postseason Vacancy Vacancy

Standings[edit]

Conference tables[edit]

Eastern Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
4 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
6 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
7 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
8 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
9 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
10 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Western Conference

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21 2013 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
3 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
4 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0 2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
6 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
8 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
9 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37

Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 8:00 p.m. PDT
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(W1) = Western Conference champion; (W2) = Western Conference runner-up; (W3) = Western Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall table[edit]

Note: the table below has no impact on playoff qualification and is used solely for determining host of the MLS Cup, certain CCL spots, the Supporters' Shield trophy, seeding in the 2014 Canadian Championship, and 2014 MLS draft. The conference tables are the sole determinant for teams qualifying for the playoffs.

Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1) 59 34 17 9 8 58 41 +17 Supporters' Shield, 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 58 34 17 10 7 47 30 +17
3 Portland Timbers (W1) 57 34 14 5 15 54 33 +21
4 Real Salt Lake 56 34 16 10 8 57 41 +16
5 LA Galaxy 53 34 15 11 8 53 38 +15
6 Seattle Sounders FC 52 34 15 12 7 42 42 0
7 New England Revolution 51 34 14 11 9 49 38 +11
8 Colorado Rapids 51 34 14 11 9 45 38 +7
9 Houston Dynamo 51 34 14 11 9 41 41 0
10 San Jose Earthquakes 51 34 14 11 9 35 42 −7
11 Montreal Impact 49 34 14 13 7 50 49 +1
12 Chicago Fire 49 34 14 13 7 47 52 −5
13 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 34 13 12 9 53 45 +8
14 Philadelphia Union 46 34 12 12 10 42 44 −2
15 FC Dallas 44 34 11 12 11 48 52 −4
16 Columbus Crew 41 34 12 17 5 42 46 −4
17 Toronto FC 29 34 6 17 11 30 47 −17
18 Chivas USA 26 34 6 20 8 30 67 −37
19 D.C. United 16 34 3 24 7 22 59 −37

Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
(W1) = Western Conference champion
(Q) = Qualified for Playoffs
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League seeding Pot A. (Canadian teams cannot qualify for the Champions League through MLS; the Canadian qualifier is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Championship.) The other U.S. representatives in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League are:

Tie-breaking[edit]

The teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie (draw) and zero points for a loss. If teams have an equal number of points the following tie-breaking procedures apply:[32]

  1. Most wins
  2. Goals for (GF)
  3. Goal differential (GD)
  4. Fewest disciplinary points (foul - one point, first yellow card - three points, second yellow card (resulting in red card) - five points, straight red card - six points, disciplinary committee suspension - six points)
  5. Road goals
  6. Road goal differential
  7. Home goals
  8. Home goal differential
  9. Coin toss (two teams) or drawing of lots (three or more)

Playoff bracket[edit]

East Knockout
     
E4 Houston Dynamo 3
E5 Montreal Impact 0
West Knockout
     
W4 Seattle Sounders FC 2
W5 Colorado Rapids 0
  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2013
                               


E1  New York Red Bulls 2 1  
E4  Houston Dynamo 2 2  
  E4  Houston Dynamo 0 1  
Eastern Conference
  E2  Sporting Kansas City 0 2  
E2  Sporting Kansas City 1 3
E3  New England Revolution 2 1  
  E2  Sporting Kansas City (p) 1(7)
  W2  Real Salt Lake 1(6)
W1  Portland Timbers 2 3  
W4  Seattle Sounders FC 1 2  
  W1  Portland Timbers 2 0
Western Conference
  W2  Real Salt Lake 4 1  
W2  Real Salt Lake 0 2
W3  LA Galaxy 1 0  

Statistical leaders[edit]

Full article: MLS Golden Boot

Top goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum 1,500 minutes played)

Rank Goalkeeper Nation Club
GAA SV GA Mins GP CS
1 Jimmy Nielsen  DEN Sporting Kansas City 0.88 68 30 3060 34 13
2 Donovan Ricketts  JAM Portland Timbers 0.97 92 31 2880 32 14
3 Nick Rimando  USA Real Salt Lake 1.04 82 28 2430 26 9
4 Clint Irwin  USA Colorado Rapids 1.10 91 35 2873 32 10
5 Tally Hall  USA Houston Dynamo 1.21 95 41 3060 34 9
Luis Robles  USA New York Red Bulls 1.21 103 41 3060 34 11
7 Jon Busch  USA San Jose Earthquakes 1.24 101 41 2970 33 9
8 Michael Gspurning  AUT Seattle Sounders FC 1.27 76 35 2475 28 10
9 Carlo Cudicini  ITA Los Angeles Galaxy 1.29 72 34 1890 21 7
Zac MacMath  USA Philadelphia Union 1.29 101 44 3060 34 12

Source:[35]

Individual awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Week MLS Player of the Month MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month
Player Nat Club Link Player/Club Nat Club Link
March Mike Magee  USA Los Angeles Galaxy 5G 0A Jeb Brovsky  USA Montreal Impact [1]
April Jack McInerney United States USA Philadelphia Union 4G 0A Calen Carr United States USA Houston Dynamo [2]
May Jack McInerney United States USA Philadelphia Union 3G 0A Portland Timbers United States USA Portland Timbers [3]
June Mike Magee United States USA Chicago Fire 4G 1A Jon Busch United States USA San Jose Earthquakes [4]
July Camilo  BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4G 0A Gonzalo Segares  CRC Chicago Fire [5]
August Robbie Keane  IRE Los Angeles Galaxy 5G 1A Lamar Neagle United States USA Seattle Sounders FC [6]
September Dominic Oduro  GHA Columbus Crew 3G 2A Matt Lampson United States USA Columbus Crew [7]
October Camilo Brazil BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC 6G 1A Dwayne De Rosario  CAN D.C. United [8]

Weekly awards[edit]

Week MLS Player of the Week AT&T Goal of the Week MLS Save of the Week
Player Nat Club Player Nat Club Player Nat Club
Week 1 Mike Magee  USA Los Angeles Galaxy Diego Valeri  ARG Portland Timbers Bill Hamid  USA D.C. United
Week 2 Robert Earnshaw  WAL Toronto FC Daigo Kobayashi  JPN Vancouver Whitecaps FC Donovan Ricketts  JAM Portland Timbers
Week 3 Bill Hamid United States USA D.C. United Rodney Wallace  CRC Portland Timbers Troy Perkins United States USA Montreal Impact
Week 4 Juan Agudelo United States USA Chivas USA Chris Wondolowski  USA San Jose Earthquakes Nat Borchers United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 5 Will Johnson  CAN Portland Timbers Thierry Henry  FRA New York Red Bulls Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 6 Ryan Johnson  JAM Portland Timbers Ryan Johnson  JAM Portland Timbers Clint Irwin United States USA Colorado Rapids
Week 7 Brad Davis United States USA Houston Dynamo Will Johnson  CAN Portland Timbers Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 8 Jack McInerney United States USA Philadelphia Union Javier Morales Argentina ARG Real Salt Lake Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 9 Tim Cahill  AUS New York Red Bulls Jonathan Osorio Canada CAN Toronto FC Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 10 Graham Zusi United States USA Sporting Kansas City Luis Gil United States USA Real Salt Lake Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 11 Will Bruin United States USA Houston Dynamo Thierry Henry France FRA New York Red Bulls Kofi Sarkodie United States USA Houston Dynamo
Week 12 Eddie Johnson United States USA Seattle Sounders FC Michel  BRA FC Dallas Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 13 Marco Di Vaio  ITA Montreal Impact Rodney Wallace Costa Rica CRC Portland Timbers Raúl Fernández  PER FC Dallas
Week 14 Diego Fagúndez  URU New England Revolution Robbie Findley United States USA Real Salt Lake Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 15 Olmes García  COL Real Salt Lake Diego Valeri Argentina ARG Portland Timbers Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 16 Kenny Miller  SCO Vancouver Whitecaps FC Darlington Nagbe  LBR Portland Timbers Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 17 Camilo  BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Will Johnson Canada CAN Portland Timbers Luis Robles United States USA New York Red Bulls
Week 18 Alan Gordon United States USA San Jose Earthquakes Yordany Álvarez  CUB Real Salt Lake Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 19 Brad Knighton United States USA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Graham Zusi United States USA Sporting Kansas City Raúl Fernández Peru PER FC Dallas
Week 20 Camilo Brazil BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Javier Morales Argentina ARG Real Salt Lake Jeff Attinella United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 21 Chris Rolfe United States USA Chicago Fire DeAndre Yedlin United States USA Seattle Sounders FC Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 22 Álvaro Saborío  CRC Real Salt Lake Álvaro Saborío Costa Rica CRC Real Salt Lake Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 23 Lloyd Sam  ENG New York Red Bulls Cam Weaver United States USA Houston Dynamo Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 24 Landon Donovan United States USA Los Angeles Galaxy Federico Higuaín Argentina ARG Columbus Crew Marcus Hahnemann United States USA Seattle Sounders FC
Week 25 Robbie Keane  IRE Los Angeles Galaxy Giles Barnes  ENG Houston Dynamo Chris Wingert United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 26 Kelyn Rowe United States USA New England Revolution Kelyn Rowe United States USA New England Revolution Jaime Penedo  PAN Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 27 Robbie Keane Republic of Ireland IRE Los Angeles Galaxy Javier Morales Argentina ARG Real Salt Lake Michael Gspurning  AUT Seattle Sounders FC
Week 28 Marco Di Vaio Italy ITA Montreal Impact Kalif Alhassan  GHA Portland Timbers Kalif Alhassan  GHA Portland Timbers
Week 29 Obafemi Martins  NGA Seattle Sounders FC Obafemi Martins  NGA Seattle Sounders FC Raúl Fernández Peru PER FC Dallas
Week 30 Steven Lenhart United States USA San Jose Earthquakes Diego Valeri Argentina ARG Portland Timbers Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 31 Dominic Oduro  GHA Columbus Crew Jared Jeffrey United States USA D.C. United Jaime Penedo Panama PAN Los Angeles Galaxy
Week 32 Camilo Brazil BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Camilo Brazil BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 33 Kekuta Manneh  GAM Vancouver Whitecaps FC Kalif Alhassan Ghana GHA Portland Timbers Donovan Ricketts Jamaica JAM Portland Timbers
Week 34 Gabriel Torres  PAN Colorado Rapids Tim Cahill  AUS New York Red Bulls Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake
Week 35 Camilo Brazil BRA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Diego Valeri Argentina ARG Portland Timbers Nick Rimando United States USA Real Salt Lake

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

End of Season Awards[edit]

Award Player/Club
Most Valuable Player Mike Magee
Defender of the Year José Gonçalves
Goalkeeper of the Year Donovan Ricketts
Coach of the Year Caleb Porter
Rookie of the Year Dillon Powers
Newcomer of the Year Diego Valeri
Comeback Player of the Year Kevin Alston
Golden Boot Camilo Sanvezzo
Fair Play Player Award Darlington Nagbe
Fair Play Team Award LA Galaxy
Humanitarian of the Year Matt Reis
Referee of the Year Hilario Grajeda
Assistant Referee of the Year Kermit Quisenberry
Goal of the Year Camilo Sanvezzo
Save of the Year Nick Rimando

MLS Best XI[edit]

Year Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2013 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts, Portland United States Matt Besler, Sporting KC
Portugal José Gonçalves, New England
United States Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
Australia Tim Cahill, New York
Canada Will Johnson, Portland
Argentina Diego Valeri, Portland
United States Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
Italy Marco Di Vaio, Montreal
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
United States Mike Magee, Chicago

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Impact's first two home games were played at the Olympic Stadium. The Impact played its first home game at Saputo Stadium on April 14, 2013 against the Columbus Crew.
  2. ^ Some marquee games held at Stanford Stadium. Most recent game held there was on June 29, 2013 in a derby match against Los Angeles Galaxy.
  3. ^ Magee's first six goals were scored for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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External links[edit]