Major League Soccer records and statistics

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The following is a compilation of notable Major League Soccer records and statistics for teams and players.

MLS Cup and Supporters' Shield[edit]

Season MLS Cup
Winner
MLS Cup
Runner-Up
MLS Supporters' Shield
Winner
MLS Supporters' Shield
Runner-Up
1996 D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy Tampa Bay Mutiny Los Angeles Galaxy
1997 D.C. United Colorado Rapids D.C. United Kansas City Wizards
1998 Chicago Fire D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy D.C. United
1999 D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy D.C. United Los Angeles Galaxy
2000 Kansas City Wizards Chicago Fire Kansas City Wizards Chicago Fire
2001 San Jose Earthquakes Los Angeles Galaxy Miami Fusion Chicago Fire
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution Los Angeles Galaxy San Jose Earthquakes
2003 San Jose Earthquakes Chicago Fire Chicago Fire San Jose Earthquakes
2004 D.C. United Kansas City Wizards Columbus Crew Kansas City Wizards
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution San Jose Earthquakes New England Revolution
2006 Houston Dynamo New England Revolution D.C. United FC Dallas
2007 Houston Dynamo New England Revolution D.C. United Chivas USA
2008 Columbus Crew New York Red Bulls Columbus Crew Houston Dynamo
2009 Real Salt Lake Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew Los Angeles Galaxy
2010 Colorado Rapids FC Dallas Los Angeles Galaxy Real Salt Lake
2011 Los Angeles Galaxy Houston Dynamo Los Angeles Galaxy Seattle Sounders FC
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy Houston Dynamo San Jose Earthquakes Sporting Kansas City
2013 Sporting Kansas City Real Salt Lake New York Red Bulls Sporting Kansas City
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy New England Revolution Seattle Sounders FC Los Angeles Galaxy
2015 Portland Timbers Columbus Crew SC New York Red Bulls FC Dallas
2016 Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC FC Dallas Colorado Rapids
2017 Toronto FC Seattle Sounders FC Toronto FC New York City FC
2018 TBD TBD New York Red Bulls Atlanta United FC

MLS Cup finals[edit]

Season Winner Result Runner-Up Venue
1996
Details
D.C. United 3–2 (a.e.t.) Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, MA
1997
Details
D.C. United 2–1 Colorado Rapids Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
1998
Details
Chicago Fire 2–0 D.C. United Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
1999
Details
D.C. United 2–0 Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2000
Details
Kansas City Wizards 1–0 Chicago Fire Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
2001
Details
San Jose Earthquakes 2–1 (a.e.t.) Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH
2002
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
2003
Details
San Jose Earthquakes 4–2 Chicago Fire The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2004
Details
D.C. United 3–2 Kansas City Wizards The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2005
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
2006
Details
Houston Dynamo 1–1 (a.e.t.)
4–3 (pen.)
New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX
2007
Details
Houston Dynamo 2–1 New England Revolution Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.
2008
Details
Columbus Crew SC 3–1 New York Red Bulls The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2009
Details
Real Salt Lake 1–1 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (pen.)
Los Angeles Galaxy Qwest Field, Seattle, WA
2010
Details
Colorado Rapids 2–1 (a.e.t.) FC Dallas BMO Field, Toronto, ON
2011
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2012
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 3–1 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA
2013
Details
Sporting Kansas City 1–1 (a.e.t.)
7–6 (pen.)
Real Salt Lake Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS
2014
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 (a.e.t.) New England Revolution StubHub Center, Carson, CA
2015
Details
Portland Timbers 2–1 Columbus Crew SC Mapfre Stadium, Columbus, OH
2016
Details
Seattle Sounders FC 0–0 (a.e.t.)
5–4 (pen.)
Toronto FC BMO Field, Toronto, ON
2017
Details
Toronto FC 2–0 Seattle Sounders FC BMO Field, Toronto, ON

All-time most successful teams[edit]

Team Seasons Domestic Continental Inter­continental Total
MLS Cup MLS Supporters' Shield U.S. Open Cup 2 Canadian Champ­ionship 3, 4 CONCACAF Champions League CONCACAF Champions' Cup Super­Liga1 Copa Inter­americana
D.C. United 22 4 4 3 not eligible 1 1 13
Los Angeles Galaxy 22 5 4 2 1 12
Sporting Kansas City 22 2 1 4 7
Seattle Sounders 9 1 1 4 6
Chicago Fire 20 1 1 4 6
Toronto FC 11 1 1 not eligible 6 8
Columbus Crew SC 22 1 3 1 not eligible 5
San Jose Earthquakes 20 2 2 4
FC Dallas 22 1 2 3
Montreal Impact 6 not eligible 3 3
Houston Dynamo 12 2 1 not eligible 3
New York Red Bulls 22 3 3
New England Revolution 22 1 1 2
Real Salt Lake 13 1 1
Colorado Rapids 22 1 1
Portland Timbers 7 1 1
Miami Fusion5 4 1 1
Tampa Bay Mutiny5 6 1 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7 not eligible 1 1
Chivas USA5 10 not eligible 0
Philadelphia Union 8 0
New York City FC 3 0
Orlando City SC 3 0
Minnesota United FC 1 0
Atlanta United FC 1 0
Los Angeles FC 0 0
The figures in bold represent the most times this honor has been won by an MLS team.

1 – Minor honors
2 – Canadian teams cannot participate in the U.S. Open Cup
3 – American teams cannot participate in the Canadian Championship
4 – 2008 Canadian Championship was won by Montreal Impact, a former NASL team not the current MLS Montreal Impact
5 – Defunct

Player records — career[edit]

Bold indicates active player. All statistics are for regular season only.

Goals[edit]

Rank Nat Name Years Goals Apps Ratio
1 United States Landon Donovan 2001–14; 2016 145 334 .43
2 United States Chris Wondolowski 2005–present 144 294 .46
3 United States Jeff Cunningham 1998–2011 134 359 .37
4 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 133 340 .39
5 United States Ante Razov 1996–2000; 2001–09 114 263 .43
6 United States Jason Kreis 1996–2007 108 305 .35
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 2006–2013; 2015–present 108 288 .35
8 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 2001–2014 104 343 .30
9 England Bradley Wright-Philips 2013-present 101 162 .62
United States Taylor Twellman 2002–2010 101 174 .58

Goals from a free kick[edit]

[1][2]

Rank Nat Name Years Goals
1 Italy Sebastian Giovinco 2015–present 13
2 United States Jeff Larentowicz 2005–present 9
Argentina Javier Morales 2007–2017
4 England David Beckham 2007–2012 7

Assists[edit]

Rank Nat Name Years Assists Apps Ratio
1 United States Landon Donovan 2001–14; 2016 136 334 .41
2 United States Steve Ralston 1996–2010 135 379 .36
3 United States Brad Davis 2002–2016 123 392 .31
4 Colombia Carlos Valderrama 1996–2002 114 177 .64
5 United States Preki 1996–2005 112 242 .46
6 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 102 340 .30
7 Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1996–2003 101 190 .53
8 United States Cobi Jones 1996–2007 91 306 .30
9 Jamaica Andy Williams 1998–2011 86 343 .25
10 United States Sacha Kljestan 2006-10; 2015–present 84 205 .41

Minutes played[edit]

As of October 25, 2017[3]
Minutes played
Rank Player Minutes
1 United States Nick Rimando 40,801
2 United States Kevin Hartman 37,260
3 United States Kyle Beckerman 36,017
4 United States Steve Ralston 33,142
5 United States Chad Marshall 32,539
6 United States Bobby Boswell 32,222
7 United States Drew Moor 31,212
8 United States Brian Carroll 30,821
9 United States Joe Cannon 30,731
10 United States Nat Borchers 30,259

Goals against average[edit]

Rank Player GAA
1 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen .98
2 United States Kasey Keller 1.04
3 Panama Jaime Penedo 1.09
4 United States David Bingham 1.11
5 Senegal Bouna Coundoul 1.12

Player records — single season[edit]

Bold indicates ongoing season. All statistics are for regular season only.

Most goals[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Goals
1 Venezuela Josef Martínez 2018 Atlanta United 31
2 United States Roy Lassiter 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny 27
United States Chris Wondolowski 2012 San Jose Earthquakes
England Bradley Wright-Phillips 2014 New York Red Bulls
5 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John 1998 Columbus Crew 26
Senegal Mamadou Diallo 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny
7 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 2002 Los Angeles Galaxy 24
England Bradley Wright-Phillips 2016 New York Red Bulls
Hungary Nemanja Nikolić 2017 Chicago Fire
10 El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce 1996 D.C. United 23
United States Taylor Twellman 2002 New England Revolution
Spain David Villa 2016 New York City FC

Most assists[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Assists
1 Colombia Carlos Valderrama 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 26
2 United States Sacha Kljestan 2016 New York Red Bulls 20
3 United States Landon Donovan 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy 19
Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto 2008 Columbus Crew
United States Steve Ralston 2002 New England Revolution
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1998 D.C. United
Colombia Carlos Valderrama 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1996 D.C. United
9 Czech Republic Bořek Dočkal 2018 Philadelphia Union 18
United States Steve Ralston 1999 New England Revolution

[4]

Most shutouts[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Shutouts
1 United States Tony Meola 2000 Kansas City Wizards 17
2 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 2012 Sporting Kansas City 15
3 United States Luis Robles 2018 New York Red Bulls 14
Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 2013 Portland Timbers
United States Nick Rimando 2010 Real Salt Lake
6 Ghana Adam Kwarasey 2015 Portland Timbers 13
Denmark David Ousted 2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Denmark David Ousted 2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 2013 Sporting Kansas City
United States Nick Rimando 2011 Real Salt Lake
United States Kevin Hartman 2011 FC Dallas
United States Brad Guzan 2007 Chivas USA
Switzerland Stefan Frei 2017 Seattle Sounders
United States Tim Melia 2018 Sporting Kansas City

All-time regular season successes[edit]

As of October 29, 2018
Rank Club 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 4 4 2 1
2 D.C. United 4 1 4 1
3 Columbus Crew SC 3 0 0 2
4 San Jose Earthquakes 2 2 0 1
5 New York Red Bulls 3 0 3 1
6 Sporting Kansas City 1 4 1 1
7 Chicago Fire 1 2 3 3
8 FC Dallas 1 2 2 3
9 Seattle Sounders 1 1 0 2
10 Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 0 1 1
11 Miami Fusion 1 0 0 0
12 Toronto FC 1 0 0 0
13 New England Revolution 0 1 2 2
14 Houston Dynamo 0 1 2 0
15 Real Salt Lake 0 1 1 2
16 New York City FC 0 1 0 1
Colorado Rapids 0 1 0 1
18 Chivas USA 0 1 0 0
19 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 1 0
Portland Timbers 0 0 1 0
21 Atlanta United FC 0 1 0 1
22 Minnesota United FC 0 0 0 0
Montreal Impact 0 0 0 0
Orlando City SC 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia Union 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles Football Club 0 0 0 0

All-time regular season records[edit]

Through completion of 2018 regular season.

Pts Rank Club Seasons GP W1 L2 T SOW3 GF GA GD Pts Pts Per
Game
Pts Per
Season
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Finishing Positions.4
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 23 (1996–) 730 328 246 156 11 1172 962 +210 1118 1.532 48.61 4 4 2 1
2 FC Dallas 23 (1996–) 730 305 275 150 15 1080 1046 +34 1035 1.418 45.00 1 2 2 3
3 New York Red Bulls 23 (1996–) 730 302 281 147 11 1110 1061 +49 1031 1.412 44.74 3 3 1
4 Sporting Kansas City 23 (1996–) 731 300 270 161 16 1027 961 +66 1029 1.408 44.74 1 4 1 1
5 Columbus Crew SC 23 (1996–) 730 300 280 150 13 1060 1022 +38 1024 1.403 44.52 3 2
6 D.C. United 23 (1996–) 730 298 290 142 18 1105 1075 +30 1000 1.370 43.48 4 1 4 1
7 New England Revolution 23 (1996–) 731 273 309 149 17 1023 1116 −93 934 1.278 40.61 1 2 2
8 Chicago Fire 21 (1998–) 667 261 250 160 5 979 932 +47 933 1.399 44.43 1 2 3 3
9 Colorado Rapids 23 (1996–) 730 265 317 151 12 935 1072 −137 922 1.263 40.09 1 1
10 San Jose Earthquakes 21 (1996–05,2008–) 668 247 267 154 19 912 944 −32 857 1.283 40.81 2 2 1
11 Real Salt Lake 14 (2005–) 456 170 171 115 0 621 611 +10 625 1.371 44.64 1 1 2
12 Houston Dynamo 13 (2006–) 424 155 144 125 0 580 551 +29 590 1.392 45.38 1 2
13 Seattle Sounders FC 10 (2009–) 332 155 101 76 0 483 381 +102 541 1.630 54.10 1 1 2
14 Toronto FC 12 (2007–) 392 121 167 104 0 517 599 −82 467 1.191 38.92 1
15 Portland Timbers 8 (2011–) 272 102 90 80 0 392 379 +13 386 1.419 48.25 1
16 Philadelphia Union 9 (2010–) 302 98 124 80 0 402 432 −30 374 1.238 41.56
17 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 8 (2011–) 272 96 104 72 0 359 385 −26 360 1.324 45.00 1
18 Chivas USA 10 (2005–14) 320 92 149 79 0 351 483 −132 355 1.109 35.50 1
19 Montreal Impact 7 (2012–) 238 83 104 51 0 329 366 −37 300 1.261 42.86
20 Tampa Bay Mutiny 6 (1996–01) 187 83 98 6 10 312 336 −24 235 1.257 39.17 1 1 1
21 New York City FC 4 (2015–) 136 57 46 33 0 226 203 +23 204 1.500 51.00 1 1
22 Miami Fusion 4 (1998–01) 122 56 56 10 10 199 219 −20 158 1.295 39.50 1
23 Orlando City 4 (2015–) 136 39 62 35 0 183 248 −65 152 1.118 38.00
24 Atlanta United FC 2 (2017–) 68 36 16 16 0 140 84 +56 124 1.824 62.00 1 1
25 Minnesota United FC 2 (2017–) 68 21 38 9 0 96 141 −45 72 1.059 36.00
26 Los Angeles Football Club 1 (2018–) 34 16 9 9 0 68 52 +16 57 1.676 57.00

1 – Included shootout wins in seasons 1996–1999.
2 – Included shootout losses in seasons 1996–1999.
3 – Shoot-out wins
4 – Based on combined conference results before single format for playoff qualification was inaugurated in 2007.

All-time playoff success[edit]

Club Champions Final Conference Finals Conference Semis Knockout Round Series
Played
Series
Won
Series
Lost
Series
Won %
Los Angeles Galaxy 5 4 4 5 1 42 29 13 69.05%
D.C. United 4 1 2 5 1 26 17 9 65.38%
Houston Dynamo 2 4 7 8 0 18 14 5 77.78%
Sporting Kansas City 2 1 4 5 3 25 12 13 48.00%
San Jose Earthquakes 2 0 1 5 0 13 7 6 53.85%
Chicago Fire 1 2 5 4 1 23 12 11 52.17%
Columbus Crew SC 1 1 4 6 1 21 9 12 42.86%
Colorado Rapids 1 1 4 6 1 22 10 12 45.45%
Real Salt Lake 1 1 2 3 1 14 7 7 50.00%
Seattle Sounders FC 1 1 2 5 0 15 8 7 53.33%
Portland Timbers 1 0 1 0 0 6 5 1 83.33%
New England Revolution 0 5 2 5 1 25 12 13 48.00%
New York Red Bulls 0 1 3 13 0 24 7 17 29.17%
FC Dallas 0 1 3 10 1 21 6 15 28.57%
Toronto FC 1 1 0 0 1 8 6 2 75.00%
Tampa Bay Mutiny 0 0 1 3 0 5 1 4 20.00%
Miami Fusion 0 0 1 2 0 4 1 3 25.00%
Montreal Impact 0 0 1 1 1 6 3 3 50.00%
Chivas USA 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 00.00%
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 3 00.00%
Philadelphia Union 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 00.00%
New York City FC 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 00.00%
Orlando City SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
Atlanta United FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
Minnesota United FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
  • Through completion of 2016 playoffs.

All-time playoffs records[edit]

Pts Rank Club Appearances
vs Seasons
Appearances
Percentages
GP W1 L2 T SOW GF GA GD Pts PPG PPG Rank
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 18 / 22 81.82% 74 45 22 7 1 122 78 +44 137 1.851 3
2 D.C. United 12 / 22 54.55% 45 26 13 6 3 67 54 +13 78 1.733 4
3 Chicago Fire 13 / 20 65.00% 44 21 17 6 2 61 45 +16 65 1.477 9
4 New England Revolution 13 / 22 59.09% 42 17 16 9 0 50 53 −3 60 1.429 10
5 Columbus Crew SC 14 / 22 63.64% 47 18 23 6 1 63 70 −7 58 1.234 13
6 Sporting Kansas City 16 / 22 72.73% 46 17 21 8 1 59 61 -2 57 1.239 12
6 New York Red Bulls 18 / 22 81.82% 50 17 25 8 1 59 68 −9 57 1.140 14
8 Houston Dynamo 8 / 12 66.67% 33 16 10 7 0 41 33 +8 55 1.667 5
9 Seattle Sounders FC 9 / 9 100.00% 31 14 11 6 0 35 29 +6 48 1.548 7
10 FC Dallas 15 / 22 68.18% 43 14 22 7 2 56 76 −20 45 1.047 16
11 Colorado Rapids 13 / 22 59.09% 39 13 22 4 0 35 55 −20 43 1.103 15
12 San Jose Earthquakes 9 / 20 45.00% 25 12 12 1 0 37 37 0 37 1.480 8
13 Real Salt Lake 8 / 13 61.54% 22 7 8 7 0 23 27 −4 28 1.273 11
14 Toronto FC 3 / 11 27.27% 12 7 3 2 0 22 11 +11 23 1.917 2
15 Portland Timbers 3 / 7 43.86% 12 5 3 4 0 19 16 +3 19 1.583 6
16 Montreal Impact 3 / 6 50.00% 9 6 3 0 0 18 17 +1 18 2.000 1
17 Miami Fusion 3 / 4 75.00% 10 3 7 0 0 6 13 −7 9 0.900 18
18 Chivas USA 4 / 10 40.00% 8 1 4 3 0 6 10 −4 6 0.750 19
19 Tampa Bay Mutiny 4 / 6 66.67% 11 2 9 0 0 12 23 −11 6 0.545 22
20 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 / 7 57.14% 7 1 4 2 0 7 8 −1 5 0.714 21
21 New York City FC 2 / 3 66.67% 4 1 3 0 0 3 11 -8 3 0.750 20
22 Atlanta United 1 / 1 100.00% 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 17
23 Philadelphia Union 2 / 8 25.00% 3 0 3 0 0 2 6 −4 0 0.000 23
23 Orlando City 0 / 3 00.00% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 23
23 Minnesota United 0 / 1 00.00% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 23

1 – Included shootout wins in seasons 1996–1999.
2 – Included shootout losses in seasons 1996–1999.

  • Through 2017 playoffs.

Team records — single season[edit]

Legend
Indicates current season

Points[edit]

  • From 1996-99 a shoot out was used to determine the winner of a match if after 90 minutes there was still a draw. the winner of the shoot out was awarded 1 point
  • From 2000-03 a 10-min golden goal period was used to determine the winner of a match if after 90 minutes there was still a draw.
As of October 28, 2018 [5]

1 – Points earned during shootout era

Results[edit]

Goals[edit]

As of October 28, 2018[6]

Single game records[edit]

Highest scoring games[edit]

Goals
scored
Date Home team Result Away team
11 May 6, 1998 LA Galaxy 7–4 Colorado Rapids
10 May 2, 1996 Kansas City Wizards 6–4 Columbus Crew
10 August 26, 2000 MetroStars 6–4 Dallas Burn
10 May 8, 2004 MetroStars 5–5 San Jose Earthquakes
10 August 1, 2015 D.C. United 6–4 Real Salt Lake

Biggest winning margin[edit]

Winning
margin
Date Home team Result Away team
7 June 4, 1998 Dallas Burn 1–8 LA Galaxy
7 July 4, 2001 Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire
7 May 21, 2016 New York City FC 0–7 New York Red Bulls
7 September 13, 2017 Atlanta United FC 7–0 New England Revolution
6 June 20, 1999 Kansas City Wizards 6–0 MetroStars
6 August 26, 2006 New York Red Bulls 6–0 Real Salt Lake
6 April 25, 2009 Real Salt Lake 6–0 New England Revolution
6 August 1, 2009 FC Dallas 6–0 Kansas City Wizards
6 September 5, 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy 6–0 Colorado Rapids
6 April 20, 2018 Sporting Kansas City 6–0 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
6 August 25, 2018 Colorado Rapids 0–6 Real Salt Lake

Longest streaks[edit]

Consecutive postseason berths[edit]

As of October 17, 2018 [7]
Legend
Consecutive run in progress
Most Consecutive Postseason Berths in a Row
Rank Team Number From To
1 Seattle Sounders 10 2009 2018
Los Angeles Galaxy 10 1996 2005
3 New York Red Bulls 9 2010 2018
4 New England Revolution 8 2002 2009
Los Angeles Galaxy 8 2009 2016
Sporting Kansas City 8 2011 2018
7 Dallas Burn 7 1996 2002
Real Salt Lake 7 2008 2014
9 Chicago Fire 6 1998 2003
10 KC Wizards 5 2000 2004
San Jose Earthquakes 5 2001 2005
Colorado Rapids 5 2002 2006
D.C. United 5 2003 2007
Chicago Fire 5 2005 2009

Winning streaks[edit]

Most Wins in a Row
Team No. From To
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 [Note SH] September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
Los Angeles Galaxy 12 [Note SH] April 13, 1996 June 26, 1996
Chicago Fire 11 [Note SH] May 16, 1998 July 4, 1998
D.C. United 11 [Note SH] July 25, 1999 September 25, 1999
Seattle Sounders FC 9 July 21, 2018 September 15, 2018
Sporting Kansas City 7 March 10, 2012 April 18, 2012
  1. ^ Shootouts: During 1996–1999, there were no ties; if a game was tied at the end of regulation time, it was decided by a shootout.
  • The longest winning start to a season was achieved by Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996, who opened the campaign with 12 consecutive wins and won their first eight games in regulation.
  • The longest winning end to a season was achieved by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1997, who closed the campaign with six straight wins.

Undefeated streaks[edit]

Legend
Unbeaten run in progress
Team No. From To
Columbus Crew 19 July 3, 2004 April 2, 2005
FC Dallas 19 May 27, 2010 October 9, 2010
Real Salt Lake 18 November 24, 2010 April 13, 2011
New York Red Bulls 18 July 10, 2016 March 11, 2017
Real Salt Lake 16 September 28, 2013 May 24, 2014
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
Los Angeles Galaxy 15 October 2, 2009 June 5, 2010
Portland Timbers 15 March 16, 2013 July 7, 2013
Colorado Rapids 15 April 13, 2016 July 23, 2016
Portland Timbers 15 April 14, 2018 August 4, 2018
  • The longest unbeaten start to a season was achieved by both the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2010 and Real Salt Lake in 2014, who both opened their campaigns with 12 unbeaten matches (with 10 wins, 2 draws and 6 wins, 6 draws, respectively).[8]
  • The longest unbeaten end to a season was achieved by the Columbus Crew in 2004, who closed the campaign 18 matches unbeaten (with 8 wins and 10 draws).

Home undefeated streaks[edit]

Legend
Unbeaten run in progress
Defunct team
  • Only regular season MLS matches count towards individual team records records.
As of October 9, 2017[9]
Most consecutive home wins/draws
Team Home games
unbeaten
Start date End date
Atlanta United FC 12 May 20, 2017 September 27, 2017
Chicago Fire 15 May 24, 2000 May 26, 2001
Chivas USA 16 September 9, 2006 September 27, 2007
Colorado Rapids 19 March 12, 2016 March 18, 2017
Columbus Crew SC 22 June 28, 2008 September 26, 2009
D.C. United 17 March 30, 2012 March 9, 2013
FC Dallas 19 August 29, 2015 September 3, 2016
Houston Dynamo 30 July 9, 2011 April 28, 2013
Los Angeles Galaxy 23 April 12, 2014 May 27, 2015
Miami Fusion 11 August 5, 2000 June 30, 2001
Minnesota United FC 3 May 27, 2017 June 24, 2017
Montreal Impact 7 [Note MTL] September 5, 2015 April 9, 2016
New England Revolution 17 July 30, 2014 June 13, 2015
New York City FC 12 September 23, 2017 July 14, 2018
New York Red Bulls 19 April 24, 2016 April 29, 2017
Orlando City 17 August 1, 2015 July 31, 2016
Philadelphia Union 10[Note PHI] September 20, 2015 June 22, 2016
Portland Timbers 22 April 6, 2013 May 17, 2014
Real Salt Lake 29 June 6, 2009 May 14, 2011
San Jose Earthquakes 18 September 25, 2004 October 8, 2005
Seattle Sounders FC 14 March 16, 2013 September 29, 2013
Sporting Kansas City 24 June 19, 2016 September 24, 2017
Tampa Bay Mutiny 8 August 17, 1996 May 10, 1997
Toronto FC 17 June 13, 2009 August 7, 2010
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 10 March 2, 2013 July 14, 2013
Notes
  1. ^ Montreal (MTL): Montreal Impact has accomplished this home unbeaten run four times, the most recent dates are shown
  2. ^ Philadelphia (PHI): Philadelphia Union has accomplished this home unbeaten run twice, the most recent dates are shown

Losing streaks[edit]

Most losses in a row[10]
Team No. From To
MetroStars 12 [Note SH] July 4, 1999 September 5, 1999
Real Salt Lake 10 August 10, 2005 October 5. 2005
Orlando City 9 May 13, 2018 July 7, 2018
New England Revolution 9 [Note SH] July 20, 1997 September 9, 1997
New England Revolution 9 [Note SH] May 13, 1998 July 1, 1998
Toronto FC 9 March 17, 2012 May 19, 2012
  1. ^ Shootouts: During 1996–1999, there were no ties; if a game was tied at the end of regulation time, it was decided by a shootout.
  • The longest losing start to a season was achieved by Toronto FC in 2012, who opened the campaign with nine consecutive losses.
  • The longest losing end to a season was achieved by Sporting Kansas City in 1999, who closed the campaign with seven consecutive losses.

Tie streaks[edit]

Most ties in a row[10]
Team No. From To
San Jose Earthquakes 6 September 25, 2004 April 9, 2005
Colorado Rapids 6 May 7, 2011 June 4, 2011
Chicago Fire 6 March 16, 2014 April 19, 2014
Chicago Fire 5 April 11, 2009 May 9, 2009
Los Angeles Galaxy 5 May 6, 2009 May 30, 2009
Seattle Sounders FC 5 May 2, 2009 May 30, 2009

Transfer fees[edit]

[edit]

Rank Player From To Fee Year
1 Argentina Ezequiel Barco Argentina Independiente United States Atlanta United $15.0m 2018
2 England Jermain Defoe England Tottenham Hotspur Canada Toronto FC $11.0m 2014
3 United States Michael Bradley Italy Roma Canada Toronto FC $10.8m 2014
4 United States Clint Dempsey England Tottenham Hotspur United States Seattle Sounders $9.3m 2013
5 Mexico Giovani Dos Santos Spain Villarreal United States Los Angeles Galaxy $8.9m 2015
6 Paraguay Miguel Almiron Argentina Lanús United States Atlanta United $8.2m 2017
7 Argentina Lucas Melano Argentina Lanús United States Portland Timbers $6.4m 2015
7 Uruguay Nicolás Lodeiro Argentina Boca Juniors United States Seattle Sounders $6.4m 2016
9 Paraguay Kaku Argentina Huracán United States New York Red Bulls $6.2m 2018
10 Mexico Carlos Vela Spain Real Sociedad United States Los Angeles FC $6.1m 2018

Received[edit]

Rank Player From To Fee Year
1 Canada Alphonso Davies Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC Germany Bayern Munich $13m 2018
2 United States Jozy Altidore United States New York Red Bulls Spain Villarreal $11.6m 2008
3 United States Maurice Edu Canada Toronto FC Scotland Rangers $6.6m 2008
4 United States Matt Miazga United States New York Red Bulls England Chelsea $5.8m 2016
5 Costa Rica Giancarlo González United States Columbus Crew Italy Palermo $5.6m 2014
6 Trinidad and Tobago Stern John United States Columbus Crew England Nottingham Forest $5.3m 1999
7 United States Clint Dempsey United States New England Revolution England Fulham $5.2m 2007
8 United States Tim Howard United States New York MetroStars England Manchester United $4.7m 2003
= England Jermain Defoe Canada Toronto FC England Sunderland $4.7m 2014
10 United States Eddie Johnson United States Kansas City Wizards England Fulham $4.3m 2008

Average season attendances[edit]

  • Highest single match attendance: 72,243 (Atlanta United vs. Seattle Sounders FC, July 15, 2018)
  • Highest average attendance: 53,002 (Atlanta United, 2018)
  • Lowest average attendance: 7,063 (Chivas USA, 2014)
  • Lowest single match attendance: 3,702 (Chivas USA vs. Portland Timbers, May 28, 2014)

Streaks[edit]

  • The longest road trip a team has played during the regular season was recorded by Sporting Kansas City in 2011. They opened the season with ten straight games on the road due to the completion of Livestrong Sporting Park in the early part of the 2011 season, so the club elected to play its first ten games away, rather than find a temporary venue.
  • The record for longest home stand a team has played during the regular season is shared by Chicago Fire in 2006 and Sporting Kansas City in 2011. They played nine consecutive games at home.
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team at home during a regular season is 44 (14-2-1) by the New York Red Bulls in 2018. Previously, it was 42 (13-3-1) by Toronto FC in 2017.
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team on the road during a regular season was 37 (13–3), by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998.
  • The most draws achieved by a team during a regular season was 18, by Chicago Fire in 2014.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sebastian Giovinco breaks MLS free kick record with 10th set-piece goal". July 30, 2017. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Giovinco free kick puts boots to Red Bulls as TFC takes 1st leg". Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "All-Time". Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  4. ^ "By Season". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "Major League Soccer 2017 Season standings". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Major League Soccer 2017 Season standings". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  7. ^ "Major League Soccer 2018 Season standings". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Recap: RSL 0–0 FC Dallas". Real Salt Lake. May 24, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Form Guide". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Standings". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Tied Up: New England Revolution equal record for most draws to start season". MLSsoccer.com. May 3, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.

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Preceded by
APSL
Division 1 Soccer League in the United States
1996–present
Succeeded by
Current League