2013 Major League Soccer season
|MLS Cup||Sporting Kansas City|
|Supporters' Shield||New York Red Bulls|
|Goals scored||845 (2.62 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Camilo (22 goals)|
|Biggest home win||NE 5–0 LA
MTL 5-0 HOU
LA 5-0 CHV
|Biggest away win||CHV 0–5 POR
|Highest scoring||8 goals:
MTL 5-3 PHI
|Longest winning run||5 matches:
Seattle Sounders FC
(Aug 25 – Sep 13)
|Longest unbeaten run||15 matches:
(Mar 16 – Jun 23)
|Longest winless run||13 matches:
(Mar 16 – Jun 22)
|Longest losing run||7 matches:
(Mar 23 – May 11)
(May 5 – Jun 24)
POR @ SEA
POR @ CHV
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). The regular season ended on October 27. The New York Red Bulls won the Supporters' Shield and Sporting Kansas City went on to win the MLS Cup.
- 1 Teams, stadiums, and personnel
- 2 Standings
- 3 Playoff bracket
- 4 Statistical leaders
- 5 Individual awards
- 6 Average attendance
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Teams, stadiums, and personnel
Stadiums and locations
|Chicago Fire||Chivas USA/||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|
|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||Providence Park|
|Capacity: 22,000||Capacity: 20,341||Capacity: 22,385†||Capacity: 25,189||Capacity: 18,500||Capacity: 20,323|
|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†|
†Actual capacity is higher; seats rationed for soccer games
Personnel and sponsorship
- On January 15, 2013, Sporting Kansas City and Livestrong officially cut ties following the announcement of Lance Armstrong using PEDs, and Livestrong Sporting Park was renamed to just simply Sporting Park.
- On January 17, 2013, Sporting Kansas City officially announced their first-ever jersey sponsor, Ivy Funds.
- On March 4, 2013, it was announced that The Home Depot Center, home of Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy, was to be renamed StubHub Center, after the online ticket marketplace StubHub effective June 1.
- On September 10, 2013, FC Dallas has reached a long-term agreement with Toyota to rename FC Dallas Stadium to Toyota Stadium.
Note: All teams use Adidas as kit manufacturer.
Major League Soccer employs 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.
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||Chivas USA||July 1, 2013||Carlos Bocanegra||United States||Rangers||Scotland|||
|3||Seattle Sounders FC|
|4||New England Revolution|
|10||Vancouver Whitecaps FC|
|12||Real Salt Lake|
|13||New York Red Bulls|
|14||Sporting Kansas City|
|15||San Jose Earthquakes|
|17||D.C. United||February 20, 2013||Carlos Ruiz||Guatemala||Municipal||Guatemala|||
|19||Los Angeles Galaxy|
On February 19, 2013, Chivas USA traded the No. 3 ranking to Seattle Sounders FC in the Shalrie Joseph trade. 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.
On July 1, 2013, Chivas USA acquired the number 1 allocation ranking from Toronto FC in exchange for the #16 ranking, a first-round pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, and an international roster spot.
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|||
|December 20, 2012||Gale Agbossoumonde||USA||DF||Toronto FC||FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Seattle Sounders FC, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes|||
|January 25, 2013||Charles Eloundou||CMR||FW||Colorado Rapids||Real Salt Lake, D.C. United|||
|July 18, 2013||Conor Doyle||USA||FW||D.C. United||Colorado Rapids|||
|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|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Montreal Impact||Marsch, JesseJesse Marsch||Mutual consent||Nov 3, 2012||Preseason||Schällibaum, MarcoMarco Schällibaum||Jan 6, 2013|
|Chivas USA||Fraser, RobinRobin Fraser||Sacked||Nov 9, 2012 ||Sanchez, Jose LuisJosé Luis Sánchez Solá||Dec 12, 2012|
|New York Red Bulls||Backe, HansHans Backe||End of contract||Nov 9, 2012||Petke, MikeMike Petke||Jan 24, 2013|
|Portland Timbers||Wilkinson, GavinGavin Wilkinson||End of caretaker spell||Nov 26, 2012||Porter, CalebCaleb Porter||Nov 26, 2012|
|Toronto FC||Mariner, PaulPaul Mariner||Sacked||Jan 7, 2013||Nelsen, RyanRyan Nelsen||Jan 7, 2013|
|Chivas USA||Sanchez, Jose LuisJosé Luis Sánchez Solá||Mutual consent||May 30, 2013||16th||Real, José LuisJosé Luis Real||May 30, 2013|
|San Jose Earthquakes||Yallop, FrankFrank Yallop||Mutual consent||Jun 7, 2013||15th||Watson, MarkMark Watson||Jun 7, 2013|
|Columbus Crew||Warzycha, RobertRobert Warzycha||Sacked||Sep 2, 2013||16th||Bliss, BrianBrian Bliss||Sep 2, 2013|
|FC Dallas||Schellas Hyndman||Resigned||Oct 26, 2013||16th / Postseason||Vacancy||Vacancy|
|Vancouver Whitecaps||Martin Rennie||Sacked||Oct 29, 2013||13th / Postseason||Vacancy||Vacancy|
|Chicago Fire||Frank Klopas||Resigned||Oct 30, 2013||12th / Postseason||Yallop, FrankFrank Yallop||Oct 31, 2013|
|Columbus Crew||Bliss, BrianBrian Bliss||End of caretaker spell||Nov 6, 2013||16th / Postseason||Berhalter, GreggGregg Berhalter||Nov 6, 2013|
|Chivas USA||Real, José LuisJosé Luis Real||End of caretaker spell||Nov 25, 2013||18th / Postseason||Vacancy||Vacancy|
|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|
Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 6:55 p.m. EDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
|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|
|4||Seattle Sounders FC||52||34||15||12||7||42||42||0||2013 MLS Cup Knockout Round|
|6||San Jose Earthquakes||51||34||14||11||9||35||42||−7|
|7||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||48||34||13||12||9||53||45||+8|
Updated to matches played on October 27, 2013 8:00 p.m. PDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com
- (W1) = Western Conference champion
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.
|1||New York Red Bulls (SS) (E1)||59||34||17||9||8||58||41||+17||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|
|6||Seattle Sounders FC||52||34||15||12||7||42||42||0|
|7||New England Revolution||51||34||14||11||9||49||38||+11|
|10||San Jose Earthquakes||51||34||14||11||9||35||42||−7|
|11||Montreal Impact||49||34||14||13||7||50||49||+1||2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 2|
|13||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||48||34||13||12||9||53||45||+8|
|19||D.C. United||16||34||3||24||7||22||59||−37||2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 1|
Updated to matches played on October 2013. Source: MLSSoccer.com
- (SS) = Supporters Shield winner
- (E1) = Eastern Conference champion
- (W1) = Western Conference champion
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:
- Winner of the 2013 MLS Cup (Pot A)
- Regular Season Conference Winner that is not the Supporters' Shield Champion (Pot B)
- Winner of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (Pot B)
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:
- Most wins
- Goals for (GF)
- Goal differential (GD)
- 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)
- Road goals
- Road goal differential
- Home goals
- Home goal differential
- Coin toss (two teams) or drawing of lots (three or more)
|W4||Seattle Sounders FC||2|
|Conference Semifinals||Conference Finals||MLS Cup 2013|
|E1||New York Red Bulls||2||1||3|
|E4||Houston Dynamo (a.e.t.)||2||2||4|
|E2||Sporting Kansas City||0||2||2|
|E2||Sporting Kansas City (a.e.t.)||1||3||4|
|E3||New England Revolution||2||1||3|
|E2||Sporting Kansas City (p)||1 (7)|
|W2||Real Salt Lake||1 (6)|
|W4||Seattle Sounders FC||1||2||3|
|W2||Real Salt Lake||4||1||5|
|W2||Real Salt Lake (a.e.t.)||0||2||2|
- Full article: MLS Golden Boot
(Minimum 1,500 minutes played)
|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|
|Week||MLS Player of the Month||MLS WORKS Humanitarian of the Month|
|March||Mike Magee||USA||Los Angeles Galaxy||5G 0A||Jeb Brovsky||USA||Montreal Impact|||
|April||Jack McInerney||USA||Philadelphia Union||4G 0A||Calen Carr||USA||Houston Dynamo|||
|May||Jack McInerney||USA||Philadelphia Union||3G 0A||Portland Timbers||USA||Portland Timbers|||
|June||Mike Magee||USA||Chicago Fire||4G 1A||Jon Busch||USA||San Jose Earthquakes|||
|July||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||4G 0A||Gonzalo Segares||CRC||Chicago Fire|||
|August||Robbie Keane||IRE||Los Angeles Galaxy||5G 1A||Lamar Neagle||USA||Seattle Sounders FC|||
|September||Dominic Oduro||GHA||Columbus Crew||3G 2A||Matt Lampson||USA||Columbus Crew|||
|October||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||6G 1A||Dwayne De Rosario||CAN||D.C. United|||
|Week||MLS Player of the Week||AT&T Goal of the Week||MLS Save of the Week|
|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||USA||D.C. United||Rodney Wallace||CRC||Portland Timbers||Troy Perkins||USA||Montreal Impact|
|Week 4||Juan Agudelo||USA||Chivas USA||Chris Wondolowski||USA||San Jose Earthquakes||Nat Borchers||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 5||Will Johnson||CAN||Portland Timbers||Thierry Henry||FRA||New York Red Bulls||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 6||Ryan Johnson||JAM||Portland Timbers||Ryan Johnson||JAM||Portland Timbers||Clint Irwin||USA||Colorado Rapids|
|Week 7||Brad Davis||USA||Houston Dynamo||Will Johnson||CAN||Portland Timbers||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 8||Jack McInerney||USA||Philadelphia Union||Javier Morales||ARG||Real Salt Lake||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 9||Tim Cahill||AUS||New York Red Bulls||Jonathan Osorio||CAN||Toronto FC||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 10||Graham Zusi||USA||Sporting Kansas City||Luis Gil||USA||Real Salt Lake||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 11||Will Bruin||USA||Houston Dynamo||Thierry Henry||FRA||New York Red Bulls||Kofi Sarkodie||USA||Houston Dynamo|
|Week 12||Eddie Johnson||USA||Seattle Sounders FC||Michel||BRA||FC Dallas||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 13||Marco Di Vaio||ITA||Montreal Impact||Rodney Wallace||CRC||Portland Timbers||Raúl Fernández||PER||FC Dallas|
|Week 14||Diego Fagúndez||URU||New England Revolution||Robbie Findley||USA||Real Salt Lake||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 15||Olmes García||COL||Real Salt Lake||Diego Valeri||ARG||Portland Timbers||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 16||Kenny Miller||SCO||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Darlington Nagbe||LBR||Portland Timbers||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 17||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Will Johnson||CAN||Portland Timbers||Luis Robles||USA||New York Red Bulls|
|Week 18||Alan Gordon||USA||San Jose Earthquakes||Yordany Álvarez||CUB||Real Salt Lake||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 19||Brad Knighton||USA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Graham Zusi||USA||Sporting Kansas City||Raúl Fernández||PER||FC Dallas|
|Week 20||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Javier Morales||ARG||Real Salt Lake||Jeff Attinella||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 21||Chris Rolfe||USA||Chicago Fire||DeAndre Yedlin||USA||Seattle Sounders FC||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 22||Álvaro Saborío||CRC||Real Salt Lake||Álvaro Saborío||CRC||Real Salt Lake||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 23||Lloyd Sam||ENG||New York Red Bulls||Cam Weaver||USA||Houston Dynamo||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 24||Landon Donovan||USA||Los Angeles Galaxy||Federico Higuaín||ARG||Columbus Crew||Marcus Hahnemann||USA||Seattle Sounders FC|
|Week 25||Robbie Keane||IRE||Los Angeles Galaxy||Giles Barnes||ENG||Houston Dynamo||Chris Wingert||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 26||Kelyn Rowe||USA||New England Revolution||Kelyn Rowe||USA||New England Revolution||Jaime Penedo||PAN||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|Week 27||Robbie Keane||IRE||Los Angeles Galaxy||Javier Morales||ARG||Real Salt Lake||Michael Gspurning||AUT||Seattle Sounders FC|
|Week 28||Marco Di Vaio||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||PER||FC Dallas|
|Week 30||Steven Lenhart||USA||San Jose Earthquakes||Diego Valeri||ARG||Portland Timbers||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 31||Dominic Oduro||GHA||Columbus Crew||Jared Jeffrey||USA||D.C. United||Jaime Penedo||PAN||Los Angeles Galaxy|
|Week 32||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 33||Kekuta Manneh||GAM||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Kalif Alhassan||GHA||Portland Timbers||Donovan Ricketts||JAM||Portland Timbers|
|Week 34||Gabriel Torres||PAN||Colorado Rapids||Tim Cahill||AUS||New York Red Bulls||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
|Week 35||Camilo||BRA||Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Diego Valeri||ARG||Portland Timbers||Nick Rimando||USA||Real Salt Lake|
- First goal of the season: Sébastien Le Toux for Philadelphia Union against Sporting Kansas City, 17 minutes (March 2, 2013)
- Hat-tricks of the season:
- Mike Magee for Los Angeles Galaxy against Chicago Fire (March 3, 2013)
- Marco Di Vaio for Montreal Impact against Philadelphia Union (May 25, 2013)
- Robbie Keane for Los Angeles Galaxy against Seattle Sounders FC (May 26, 2013)
- Álvaro Saborío for Real Salt Lake against New York Red Bulls (July 27, 2013)
- Landon Donovan for Los Angeles Galaxy against FC Dallas (August 11, 2013)
- Robbie Keane for Los Angeles Galaxy against Real Salt Lake (August 17, 2013)
- Kekuta Manneh for Vancouver Whitecaps FC against Seattle Sounders FC (October 9, 2013)
- Camilo for Vancouver Whitecaps FC against Colorado Rapids (October 27, 2013)
- First yellow card of the season: Aurélien Collin for Sporting Kansas City against Philadelphia Union, 25 minutes (March 2, 2013)
- First red card of the season: Joaquín Velázquez for Chivas USA against Los Angeles Galaxy, 40 minutes (March 17, 2013)
End of Season Awards
MLS Best XI
|2013||Donovan Ricketts, Portland|| Matt Besler, Sporting KC
José Gonçalves, New England
Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
| Tim Cahill, New York
Will Johnson, Portland
Diego Valeri, Portland
Graham Zusi, Sporting KC
| Marco Di Vaio, Montreal
Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
Mike Magee, Chicago
|Club||Mean home attendance|
|Seattle Sounders FC||44,038|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||20,038|
|Sporting Kansas City||19,709|
|New York Red Bulls||19,461|
|Real Salt Lake||19,218|
|New England Revolution||14,844|
|San Jose Earthquakes||12,765|
- 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.
- 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.
- Magee's first six goals were scored for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
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