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 New York Red Bulls FC Dallas

MLS Cup finals[edit]

Season Winner Result Runner-Up Venue
1996
Details
D.C. United 3–2 (AET) Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium
1997
Details
D.C. United 2–1 Colorado Rapids Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
1998
Details
Chicago Fire 2–0 D.C. United Rose Bowl
1999
Details
D.C. United 2–0 Los Angeles Galaxy Foxboro Stadium
2000
Details
Kansas City Wizards 1–0 Chicago Fire Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
2001
Details
San Jose Earthquakes 2–1 (AET) Los Angeles Galaxy Columbus Crew Stadium
2002
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 (AET) New England Revolution Gillette Stadium
2003
Details
San Jose Earthquakes 4–2 Chicago Fire The Home Depot Center
2004
Details
D.C. United 3–2 Kansas City Wizards The Home Depot Center
2005
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 (AET) New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park
2006
Details
Houston Dynamo 1–1 (AET)
4–3 (PSO)
New England Revolution Pizza Hut Park
2007
Details
Houston Dynamo 2–1 New England Revolution Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
2008
Details
Columbus Crew 3–1 New York Red Bulls The Home Depot Center
2009
Details
Real Salt Lake 1–1 (AET)
5–4 (PSO)
Los Angeles Galaxy Qwest Field
2010
Details
Colorado Rapids 2–1 (AET) FC Dallas BMO Field
2011
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 1–0 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center
2012
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 3–1 Houston Dynamo The Home Depot Center
2013
Details
Sporting Kansas City 1–1 (AET)
7–6 (PSO)
Real Salt Lake Sporting Park
2014
Details
Los Angeles Galaxy 2–1 (AET) New England Revolution StubHub Center
2015
Details
Portland Timbers 2–1 Columbus Crew Mapfre Stadium

All-Time Most Successful MLS Clubs[edit]

Team Seasons Domestic Continental Intercontinental Total
MLS Cup MLS Supporters' Shield U.S. Open Cup 2 Canadian Championship 3, 4 CONCACAF Champions League SuperLiga1 Copa Interamericana
D.C. United 19 4 4 3 Not Eligible 1 6 1 13
Los Angeles Galaxy 19 5 4 2 1 6 12
Chicago Fire 17 1 1 4 6
Sporting Kansas City 19 2 1 3 6
Columbus Crew 19 1 3 1 5
Seattle Sounders 6 1 4 5
San Jose Earthquakes 17 2 2 4
Toronto FC 8 Not Eligible 5 4
Houston Dynamo 9 2 Not Eligible 2
New York Red Bulls 19 2 2
New England Revolution 19 1 1 2
Montreal Impact 3 Not Eligible 2 2
Real Salt Lake 10 1 Not Eligible 1
Colorado Rapids 19 1 1
Portland Timbers 4 1 1
Miami Fusion5 4 1 1
Tampa Bay Mutiny5 6 1 1
FC Dallas 19 1 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 Not Eligible 1 1
Chivas USA5 10 Not Eligible 0
Philadelphia Union 5 0
New York City FC 1 0
Orlando City SC 1 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
6 – Won as "CONCACAF Champions' Cup"

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 2001–2014 144 334 .43
2 United States Jeff Cunningham 1998–2010 134 359 .37
3 Bolivia Jaime Moreno 1996–2010 133 340 .39
4 United States Chris Wondolowski 2005–present 117 245 .48
5 United States Ante Razov 1996–2000; 2001–2009 114 263 .43
6 United States Jason Kreis 1996–2007 108 305 .35
7 Canada Dwayne De Rosario 2001–2014 104 343 .30
8 United States Taylor Twellman 2002–2010 101 174 .58
9 United States Edson Buddle 2001–2010; 2012–2015 100 302 .33
10 United States Roy Lassiter 1996–2002 88 179 .49
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 2002–2008; 2011, 2013 88 188 .46

Assists[edit]

Rank Nat Name Years Assists Apps Ratio
1 United States Landon Donovan 2001–2014 136 334 .41
2 United States Steve Ralston 1996–2010 135 379 .36
3 United States Brad Davis 2002–present 122 372 .33
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 .29
9 Jamaica Andy Williams 1998–2011 86 343 .25
10 El Salvador Mauricio Cienfuegos 1996–2003 80 206 .38
United States Chris Henderson 1996–2006 80 317 .25

Minutes played[edit]

Minutes played
Rank Player MINS
1 United States Kevin Hartman 37,260
2 United States Nick Rimando 35,343
3 United States Steve Ralston 33,142
4 United States Kyle Beckerman 31,048
5 United States Joe Cannon 30,731
6 United States Landon Donovan 28,665
7 United States Brian Carroll 28,592
8 United States Davy Arnaud 28,462
9 United States Bobby Boswell 28,428
10 United States Brad Davis 28,095

Last Updated September 27, 2015

Goals Against Average[edit]

Rank Player GAA
1 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 0.99
2 United States Kasey Keller 1.06
3 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 1.11
4 Senegal Bouna Coundoul 1.13
5 Canada Pat Onstad 1.14
6 United States Nick Rimando 1.19
7 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders 1.20
8 United States Kevin Hartman 1.21
United States Will Hesmer 1.21
10 United States Jon Busch 1.22

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 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
4 Senegal Mamadou Diallo 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 26
Trinidad and Tobago Stern John 1998 Columbus Crew
6 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 2002 Los Angeles Galaxy 24
7 El Salvador Raúl Díaz Arce 1996 D.C. United 23
United States Taylor Twellman 2002 New England Revolution
9 England Dom Dwyer 2014 Sporting Kansas City 22
Italy Sebastian Giovinco 2015 Toronto FC
Sierra Leone Kei Kamara 2015 Columbus Crew
Brazil Camilo Sanvezzo 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Most assists[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Assists
1 Colombia Carlos Valderrama 2000 Tampa Bay Mutiny 26
2 United States Landon Donovan 2014 LA Galaxy 19
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1996 D.C. United
Bolivia Marco Etcheverry 1998 D.C. United
Argentina Guillermo Barros Schelotto 2008 Columbus Crew
United States Steve Ralston 2002 New England Revolution
Colombia Carlos Valderrama 1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny
8 United States Steve Ralston 1999 New England Revolution 18
9 (six tied) 17

[1]

Most shutouts[edit]

Rank Player Season Team Shutouts
1 United States Tony Meola 2000 Kansas City Wizards 16
2 Denmark Jimmy Nielsen 2012 Sporting Kansas City 15
3 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 2013 Portland Timbers 14
United States Nick Rimando 2010 Real Salt Lake
5 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

All-Time Regular Season Successes[edit]

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 3 0 0 2
4 San Jose Earthquakes 2 2 0 1
5 New York Red Bulls 2 0 2 1
6 Sporting Kansas City 1 4 0 1
7 Chicago Fire 1 2 2 3
8 Seattle Sounders 1 1 0 1
9 Tampa Bay Mutiny 1 0 1 1
10 Miami Fusion 1 0 0 0
11 FC Dallas 0 2 2 3
12 New England Revolution 0 1 2 2
13 Houston Dynamo 0 1 2 0
14 Real Salt Lake 0 1 1 2
15 Chivas USA 0 1 0 0
16 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 1 0
17 Portland Timbers 0 0 1 0
18 Colorado Rapids 0 0 0 1
  • * Through 2015 regular season.

All-Time Regular Season Records[edit]

Through completion of 2015 regular season.

Pts Rank Club Seasons GP W1 L2 T SOW3 GF GA GD Pts Pts Per
Game
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Finishing Positions.4
1 Los Angeles Galaxy 20 (1996–) 628 295 210 123 11 1007 792 +215 986 1.570 4 4 2 1
2 Columbus Crew 20 (1996–) 628 262 243 123 13 914 870 +44 883 1.406 3 2
3 FC Dallas 20 (1996–) 628 261 248 119 15 930 914 +16 872 1.389 2 2 3
4 D.C. United 20 (1996–) 628 264 249 115 18 961 918 +43 871 1.387 4 1 4 1
4 Sporting Kansas City 20 (1996–) 629 257 240 132 16 880 851 +29 871 1.385 1 4 1
6 New York Red Bulls 20 (1996–) 628 250 253 125 11 934 937 −3 853 1.358 2 2 1
7 Chicago Fire 18 (1998–) 565 230 200 135 5 828 766 +62 815 1.442 1 2 2 3
8 New England Revolution 20 (1996–) 629 239 267 123 17 877 946 −69 806 1.281 1 2 2
9 Colorado Rapids 20 (1996–) 628 233 270 125 12 829 926 −97 798 1.271 1
10 San Jose Earthquakes 18 (1996–05,2008–) 566 222 220 124 19 792 773 +19 752 1.329 2 2 1
11 Real Salt Lake 11 (2005–) 354 131 131 92 0 473 452 +21 485 1.370 1 1 2
12 Houston Dynamo 10 (2006–) 322 125 104 93 0 426 403 +23 468 1.453 1 2
13 Seattle Sounders FC 7 (2009–) 230 109 67 54 0 335 262 +73 391 1.700 1 1 1
14 Chivas USA 10 (2005–14) 320 92 149 79 0 351 483 −132 355 1.109 1
15 Toronto FC 9 (2007–) 290 77 135 78 0 333 459 −126 324 1.117
16 Philadelphia Union 6 (2010–) 200 61 82 57 0 251 280 −29 240 1.200
17 Portland Timbers 5 (2011–) 170 60 55 55 0 230 228 +2 235 1.382 1
17 Tampa Bay Mutiny 6 (1996–01) 187 83 98 6 10 312 336 −24 235 1.257 1 1 1
19 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 5 (2011–) 170 58 64 48 0 210 217 −7 222 1.306 1
20 Montreal Impact 4 (2012–) 136 47 60 29 0 181 202 −21 170 1.250
21 Miami Fusion 4 (1998–01) 122 56 56 10 10 199 219 −20 158 1.295 1
22 Orlando City SC 1 (2015–) 34 12 14 8 0 46 56 −10 44 1.294
23 New York City FC 1 (2015–) 34 10 17 7 0 49 58 −9 37 1.088

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 4 1 40 28 12 70.00%
D.C. United 4 1 2 5 0 25 17 8 68.00%
Houston Dynamo 2 2 2 2 0 18 14 5 77.78%
Sporting Kansas City 2 1 4 5 2 24 12 12 50.00%
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 1 1 4 6 1 21 9 12 42.86%
Colorado Rapids 1 1 3 6 1 20 9 11 45.00%
Real Salt Lake 1 1 2 3 0 13 7 6 53.85%
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 12 0 23 7 16 30.43%
FC Dallas 0 1 3 9 1 20 6 14 30.00%
Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 2 5 0 10 4 7 40.00%
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%
Chivas USA 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 4 00.00%
Philadelphia Union 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 00.00%
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 3 00.00%
Montreal Impact 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 2 33.33%
Toronto FC 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 00.00%
New York City FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
Orlando City SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00.00%
  • Through completion of 2015 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 17 / 20 85.00% 70 43 21 7 1 118 76 +42 131 1.871 1
2 D.C. United 12 / 20 60.00% 45 26 13 6 3 67 54 +13 78 1.733 3
3 Chicago Fire 12 / 18 66.67% 43 21 16 6 2 61 41 +20 65 1.512 6
4 New England Revolution 13 / 20 65.00% 42 17 16 9 0 50 53 −3 60 1.429 8
5 Sporting Kansas City 14 / 20 70.00% 44 17 19 8 1 59 59 0 57 1.295 10
6 Columbus Crew 13 / 20 65.00% 42 17 21 4 1 59 66 −7 53 1.262 11
7 New York Red Bulls 16 / 20 80.00% 45 15 22 8 1 52 63 −11 51 1.133 14
8 Houston Dynamo 7 / 10 70.00% 28 14 8 6 0 38 27 +11 48 1.714 4
9 FC Dallas 14 / 20 70.00% 41 13 21 7 2 54 72 −18 42 1.024 15
10 Colorado Rapids 12 / 20 60.00% 35 12 19 4 0 33 51 −18 40 1.143 13
11 San Jose Earthquakes 8 / 18 44.44% 24 12 11 1 0 37 32 +5 37 1.542 5
12 Real Salt Lake 7 / 11 63.64% 21 7 7 7 0 22 24 −2 28 1.333 9
13 Seattle Sounders FC 7 / 7 100.00% 20 7 9 4 0 20 24 −4 25 1.250 12
14 Portland Timbers 2 / 5 40.00% 10 5 2 3 0 18 14 +4 18 1.800 2
15 Miami Fusion 3 / 4 75.00% 10 3 7 0 0 6 13 −7 9 0.900 16
16 Montreal Impact 2 / 4 50.00% 4 2 2 0 0 6 7 −1 6 1.500 7
17 Chivas USA 4 / 10 40.00% 8 1 4 3 0 6 10 −4 6 0.750 17
18 Tampa Bay Mutiny 4 / 6 66.67% 11 2 9 0 0 12 23 −11 6 0.545 18
19 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 / 5 60.00% 4 0 3 1 0 2 6 −4 1 0.250 19
20 Toronto FC 1 / 9 11.11% 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 −3 0 0.000 20
21 Philadelphia Union 1 / 6 16.67% 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 −2 0 0.000 20
22 Orlando City SC 0 / 1 00.00% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 22
22 New York City FC 0 / 1 00.00% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 22

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

  • Through 2015 playoffs.

Single game records[edit]

Highest scoring games[edit]

Goals
scored
Date Home team Result Away team
11 May 6, 1998 L.A. 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
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

Longest streaks[edit]

Winning streaks[edit]

Most Wins in a Row
Team No. From To
LA Galaxy 15 September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
LA Galaxy 12 April 13, 1996 June 26, 1996
Chicago Fire 11 May 16, 1998 July 4, 1998
D.C. United 11 July 25, 1999 September 25, 1999
  • 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]

Most Wins/Ties in a Row
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
Real Salt Lake 16 September 28, 2013 May 24, 2014
LA Galaxy 15 September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998
LA Galaxy 15 February 10, 2009 June 5, 2009
Portland Timbers 15 March 16, 2013 July 7, 2013
Colorado Rapids 15 April 13, 2016
  • 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).[2]
  • The longest unbeaten end to a season was achieved by the Columbus Crew in 2004, who closed the campaign 18 matches unbeaten (with eight wins and 10 draws).

Transfer fees[edit]

[edit]

Rank Player From To Fee Year Ref.
1 United States Michael Bradley Italy AS Roma Canada Toronto FC $10m 2014 [3]
England Jermain Defoe England Tottenham Hotspur Canada Toronto FC $10m 2014 [4][5]
3 United States Clint Dempsey England Tottenham Hotspur United States Seattle Sounders $9m 2013 [6]
4 Mexico Giovani Dos Santos Spain Vilarreal United States LA Galaxy $7m 2015 [7]
5 Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane England Tottenham Hotspur United States LA Galaxy $5.5m 2011 [8][9]

Received[edit]

Rank Player From To Fee Year Ref.
1 United States Jozy Altidore United States New York Red Bulls Spain Villarreal $8m 2008 [10]
2 United States Eddie Johnson United States Kansas City Wizards England Fulham $6m 2008 [11]
3 United States Maurice Edu Canada Toronto FC Scotland Rangers $5m 2008 [12]
4 Costa Rica Giancarlo González United States Columbus Crew Italy Palermo $5m 2014 [13]
5 United States Matt Miazga United States New York Red Bulls England Chelsea $5m 2016 [14]

Average season attendances[edit]

  • Highest single match attendance: 69,255 (Los Angeles Galaxy vs. MetroStars, April 13, 1996)
  • Highest average attendance: 44,038 (Seattle Sounders, 2013)
  • Lowest average attendance: 7,063 (Chivas USA, 2014)

Trivia[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 the Chicago Fire in 2006 and by Sporting Kansas City in 2011. They played nine consecutive games at home.
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team in the regular season was 68 (24–8–2), by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1998.
  • The highest number of points achieved by a team at home during a regular season was 41 (12–0–5), by the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011.
  • 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Works cited[edit]

External links[edit]


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