MLS Cup: Winners By Year

MLS is one of the youngest soccer leagues in the world. Despite that, they are one of the most watched leagues outside Europe.

Below are all the MLS winners, since the start in 1996 to the most recent season. In the end, we listed all the end-of-season tables.

Before going through each year, here’s a breakdown of how many MLS titles each team currently have.

ClubTitlesRunners-Up
Los Angeles Galaxy54
D.C United41
Seattle Sounders FC22
Houston Dynamo22
Columbus Crew SC21
Sporting Kansas City20
San Jose Earthquakes20
Chicago Fire12
Toronto FC12
Portland Timbers FC11
Colorado Rapids11
Kansas City Wizards11
Real Salt Lake City10
Atlanta United10
New England Revolution05
New York Red Bulls01
Real Salt Lake01
FC Dallas01

Here are all the MLS winners, from 1996 to the most recent season.

YearWinnerRunner-UpResult
1996D.C UnitedLos Angeles GalaxyD.C United 3 – 2 LA Galaxy
1997D.C UnitedColorado RapidsD.C United 2 – 1 Colorado Rapids
1998Chicago FireD.C UnitedChicago Fire 2 – 0 D.C United
1999D.C UnitedLos Angeles GalaxyD.C United 2 – 0 LA Galaxy
2000Kansas City WizardsChicago FireKansas City Wizards 1 – 0 Chicago Fire
2001San Jose EarthquakesLos Angeles GalaxySan Jose Earthquakes 2 – 1 LA Galaxy
2002Los Angeles GalaxyNew England RevolutionLA Galaxy 1 – 0 New England Revolution
2003San Jose EarthquakesChicago FireSan Jose Earthquakes 4 – 2 Chicago Fire
2004D.C UnitedKansas City WizardsD.C United 3 – 2 Kansas City Wizards
2005Los Angeles GalaxyNew England RevolutionLA Galaxy 1 – 0 New England Revolution
2006Houston DynamoNew England RevolutionHouston Dynamo 1 – 1 (4-3 p.) New England Revolution
2007Houston DynamoNew England RevolutionHouston Dynamo 2 – 1 New England Revolution
2008Columbus Crew SCNew York Red BullsColumbus Crew SC 3 – 1 New York Red Bulls
2009Real Salt Lake CityLos Angeles GalaxyReal Salt Lake City 1 – 1 (5-4 p.) LA Galaxy
2010Colorado RapidsFC DallasColorado Rapids 2 – 1 FC Dallas
2011Los Angeles GalaxyHouston DynamoLA Galaxy 1 – 0 Houston Dynamo
2012Los Angeles GalaxyHouston DynamoLA Galaxy 3 – 1 Houston Dynamo
2013Sporting Kansas CityReal Salt LakeSporting Kansas City 1 – 1 (7-6 p.) Real Salt Lake
2014Los Angeles GalaxyNew England RevolutionLA Galaxy 2 – 1 New England Revolution
2015Portland TimbersColumbus Crew SCPortland Timbers 2 – 1 Columbus Crew SC
2016Seattle Sounders FCToronto FCSeattle Sounders FC 0 – 0 (5-4 p.) Toronto FC
2017Toronto FCSeattle Sounders FCToronto FC 2 – 0 Seattle Sounders FC
2018Atlanta UnitedPortland Timbers FCAtlanta United 2 – 0 Portland Timbers
2019Seattle Sounders FCToronto FCSeattle Sounders FC 3 – 1 Toronto FC
2020Columbus Crew SCSeattle Sounders FCColumbus Crew SC 3 – 0 Seattle Sounders FC

End-of-Season Table


1996


1997


1998


1999


2000


2001


2002

Western Conference

Eastern Conference


2003


2004


2005


2006


2007


2008


2009


2010


2011


2012


2013


2014


2015


2016


2017


2018


2019

Eastern Conference

Western Conference


2020

Eastern Conference

Western Conference


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