MLS Table Standings

2021 Major League Soccer Magic Numbers

Eastern Conference

East GP/R W D L PTS GD
PHI 34/0 19 10 5 67 +46  
MTL 34/0 20 5 9 65 +13  
NYC 34/0 16 7 11 55 +16  
NYR 34/0 15 8 11 53 +9  
CIN 34/0 12 13 9 49 +8  
MIA 34/0 14 6 14 48 -9  
ORL 34/0 14 6 14 48 -9  
CLB 34/0 10 16 8 46 +5  
NWE 34/0 10 12 12 42 -3  
CLT 34/0 13 3 18 42 -8  
ATL 34/0 10 10 14 40 -6  
CHI 34/0 10 9 15 39 -9  
TOR 34/0 9 7 18 34 -17  
DCU 34/0 7 6 21 27 -35  

Western Conference

West GP/R W D L PTS GD
LAF 34/0 21 4 9 67 +28  
AUS 34/0 16 8 10 56 +16  
DAL 34/0 14 11 9 53 +11  
NSH 34/0 13 11 10 50 +11  
LAG 34/0 14 8 12 50 +7  
MIN 34/0 14 6 14 48 -3  
RSL 34/0 12 11 11 47 -2  
POR 34/0 11 13 10 46 0  
COL 34/0 11 10 13 43 -11  
VAN 34/0 12 7 15 43 -17  
SEA 34/0 12 5 17 41 +1  
SKC 34/0 11 7 16 40 -12  
HOU 34/0 10 6 18 36 -13  
SJE 34/0 8 11 15 35 -17  

Domestic Competition

Seven teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs:

  • The top ranked team receives a first round bye
  • The next six teams play in a single elimination head-to-head tournament, with the #1 seed playing the winner for the 4/5 seed game in the second round
Clinched playoff berth
Eliminated from the playoffs

CONCACAF Competition

Five clubs from Major League Soccer qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League.

  • MLS Cup winner
  • Supporters' Shield winner
  • Club with highest points in conference opposite of Supporters' Shield winner
  • US Open Cup winner
  • Canadian Championship winner

Tie for any position

  1. Total number of wins
  2. Goal Differential (GD)
  3. Goals For (GF)
  4. Fewest Disciplinary Points
  5. Away Goals Differential
  6. Away Goal For
  7. Home Goals Differential
  8. Home Goal For
  9. Coin Toss (tie of 2 clubs) or Drawing of Lots (tie of 3 or more clubs)

Tiebreaking procedures from mlssoccer.com

Updated: December 7, 2022 8:00pm GMT