MLS rivalry cups

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In Major League Soccer, several teams annually compete for secondary rivalry cups that are usually contested by only two teams, with the only exception being the Cascadia Cup, which is contested by three teams. Each cup or trophy is awarded to the eligible team with the better regular season record and are comparable to minor trophies played for in college football rivalries. Most cups are deliberately conceived as local derbies between teams in the same region.

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Current[edit]

All records reflect wins made when all participating franchises are MLS teams.

Derby name Most wins Titles Other club(s) Titles Recent winner
Atlantic Cup D.C. United 10 New York Red Bulls 5 D.C. United
Brimstone Cup FC Dallas 9 Chicago Fire 5 Chicago
California Clásico LA Galaxy 12 San Jose Earthquakes 5 LA Galaxy
Cascadia Cup* Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Seattle Sounders FC
2 Portland Timbers 1 Seattle
Heritage Cup Seattle Sounders FC 4 San Jose Earthquakes 4 Seattle
Hudson River Derby New York Red Bulls 2 New York City FC 0 New York Red Bulls
Pioneer Cup Columbus Crew SC 4 FC Dallas 3 FC Dallas
Rocky Mountain Cup Real Salt Lake 8 Colorado Rapids 4 Real Salt Lake
Texas Derby Houston Dynamo 6 FC Dallas 5 Dallas
Trillium Cup Columbus Crew SC 5 Toronto FC 2 Columbus
401 Derby Toronto FC 5 Montreal Impact 4 Montreal

* Cascadia Cup existed prior to the creation of MLS franchises for Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.

Former[edit]

Derby name Most wins Titles Other club(s) Titles Last winner
Florida Derby** Miami Fusion 2 Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 Miami (2001)
SuperClasico LA Galaxy 6 Chivas USA 1 LA Galaxy (2014)

** Florida Derby existed prior to creation of MLS franchises for Tampa Bay and Miami, and after teams left MLS in 2001.[1]

Rivalry cups[edit]

Competition Established Teams Series Wins Years won
Atlantic Cup 2002 D.C. United 10 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016
New York Red Bulls 5 2003, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
Brimstone Cup 2001 Chicago Fire 5 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
FC Dallas 9 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016
California Clásico 1996 LA Galaxy 12 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014
San Jose Earthquakes 6 1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015
Cascadia Cup 2011* Portland Timbers 1 2012
Seattle Sounders FC 2 2011, 2015
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 2013, 2014
Florida Derby
(MLS years)
1998** Miami Fusion 2 2000, 2001
Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 1998, 1999
Heritage Cup 2009 San Jose Earthquakes 4 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015
Seattle Sounders FC 4 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
Hudson River Derby 2015 New York Red Bulls 2 2015, 2016
New York City FC 0
SuperClasico 2005*** Chivas USA 1 2007
LA Galaxy 9 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup 2007 Columbus Crew 5 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
FC Dallas 3 2010, 2011, 2015
Rocky Mountain Cup 2005 Colorado Rapids 4 2005, 2006, 2013, 2015
Real Salt Lake 8 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
Texas Derby 2006 FC Dallas 5 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
Houston Dynamo 6 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016
Trillium Cup 2008 Columbus Crew 6 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
Toronto FC 2 2011, 2014
401 Derby 2012 Montreal Impact 1 2013
Toronto FC 3 2012, 2014, 2015
Notes
* The Cascadia Cup was founded in 2004 and contested by clubs outside of MLS (in North American Division 2 soccer). 2011 represents the year MLS teams began competition.
** The Florida Derby originated in 1977[2] and has been contested for most of its history by Division 1 and 2 soccer clubs outside of MLS.[3] The years 1998–2001 represent the only era in which MLS teams participated.[1]
*** The SuperClasico ended in 2014 due to the folding of Chivas USA

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