MLS Table Standings

2021 Major League Soccer Magic Numbers

Eastern Conference

East GP/R W D L PTS GD
PHI 25/9 13 9 3 48 +26   22 24 16 16 15 12 12 12 9 11 8 8 4
MTL 25/9 13 4 8 43 +2 NC   NC 21 21 20 17 17 17 14 16 13 13 9
NYC 24/10 12 6 6 42 +18 NC 28   22 22 21 18 18 18 15 17 14 14 10
NYR 25/9 10 7 8 37 +7 NC NC NC   27 26 23 23 23 20 22 19 19 15
CLB 24/10 8 10 6 34 +5 NC NC NC 30   29 26 26 26 23 25 22 22 18
NWE 24/10 8 9 7 33 +2 NC NC NC NC NC   27 27 27 24 26 23 23 19
CIN 25/9 8 9 8 33 -3 NC NC NC NC NC NC   27 27 24 26 23 23 19
ORL 25/9 9 6 10 33 -8 NC NC NC NC NC NC 27   27 24 26 23 23 19
MIA 25/9 9 6 10 33 -9 NC NC NC NC NC NC 27 27   24 26 23 23 19
CHI 25/9 8 6 11 30 -6 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC 26 26 22
ATL 24/10 7 8 9 29 -3 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 28   27 27 23
TOR 25/9 8 5 12 29 -6 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   27 23
CLT 25/9 9 2 14 29 -9 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 27   23
DCU 24/10 6 4 14 22 -20 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC  

Western Conference

West GP/R W D L PTS GD
LAF 24/10 17 3 4 54 +29   21 9 11 10 9 3 3 5 7 3
AUS 25/9 14 6 5 48 +20 NC   15 17 16 15 9 9 11 13 9 4 3
DAL 26/8 10 9 7 39 +10 NC NC   NC NC 24 18 18 20 22 18 13 12 8
MIN 25/9 11 5 9 38 +5 NC NC 25   26 25 19 19 21 23 19 14 13 9
RSL 25/9 10 7 8 37 -1 NC NC 26 NC   26 20 20 22 24 20 15 14 10
LAG 24/10 10 3 11 33 +3 NC NC 30 NC NC   24 24 26 28 24 19 18 14
POR 26/8 7 12 7 33 +2 NC NC NC NC NC NC   24 NC NC 24 19 18 14
NSH 26/8 8 9 9 33 -2 NC NC NC NC NC NC 24   NC NC 24 19 18 14
SEA 25/9 10 2 13 32 +1 NC NC NC NC NC NC 25 25   NC 25 20 19 15
COL 24/10 8 7 9 31 -2 NC NC NC NC NC NC 26 26 28   26 21 20 16
VAN 25/9 8 6 11 30 -15 NC NC NC NC NC NC 27 27 NC NC   22 21 17
HOU 25/9 7 4 14 25 -11 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   26 22
SJE 25/9 5 9 11 24 -13 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   23
SKC 26/8 6 5 15 23 -22 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC  

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: August 15, 2022 10:00pm GMT