MLS Soccer Teams List
The MLS (Major League Soccer) was founded in 1996 and has 26 members competing in the league. There are 23 teams in the United States and three teams in Canada. The league is divided into two conferences, the Western conference and the Eastern conference. Get ready to learn everything you'll need to know about each team.
Major League Soccer Teams
- Atlanta United FC
- Chicago Fire
- Colorado Rapids
- Columbus Crew SC
- D.C. United
- FC Cincinnati
- FC Dallas
- Houston Dynamo
- Inter Miami FC
- LA Galaxy
- Los Angeles FC
- Minnesota United FC
- Montreal Impact
- Nashville SC
- New England Revolution
- New York City Red Bulls
- Orlando City SC
- Philadelphia Union
- Portland Timbers
- Real Salt Lake
- San Jose Earthquakes
- Seattle Sounders FC
- Sporting Kansas City
- Toronto FC
- Vancouver Whitecaps
Atlanta United FC
Atlanta United became a part of the MLS in 2017 and won the MLS cup quickly after in 2018. They play at home in Mercedes-Benz Stadium and have a reputation for crazy amounts of fans in attendance.
Chicago Fire joined the MLS in 1998 on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire. The Fire went on to win the MLS Cup in their first season. They play at Soldier Field in eastern Chicago, and their logo is meant to resemble that of a firefighter badge.
The Colorado Rapids were one of the first teams added to the MLS in its first 1996 season. They won the MLS Cup in 2010, and play at home at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.
Columbus Crew SC
The Columbus Crew was a charter team with the MLS, starting play in 1996. They have played in Mapfre stadium since 1999. They won the MLS cup in 2008, and were the runners-up in 2015.
D.C. United joined the MLS in its first season in 1996. The team plays at Audi Field, and has won a total of 4 MLS Cups. They won in 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2004.
FC Cincinnati joined the MLS in 2019 as an expansion team after being promoted from the USL. They started playing at Nippert Stadium, with their new stadium, West End Stadium, being built and opening in 2021.
FC Dallas entered the MLS in its first season in 1996. They have yet to win an MLS Cup, but were the runners-up in 2010. They have played in Toyota Stadium since 2005.
The Houston Dynamo joined MLS soccer in 2006, after moving from San Jose, California to Houston Texas. They play at BBVA Stadium, and are nicknamed the "Orange Crush." They won the MLS Cup in their first two seasons in 2006 and 2007.
Inter Miami FC
Inter Miami joined the MLS in 2020 as an expansion team. They play in Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The president of the club is famous soccer player David Beckham!
The LA Galaxy were a part of the MLS when it started in 1996. They have won a total of 8 MLS Cups, making them the most successful MLS team in the league. They play at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
Los Angeles FC
LAFC played its first MLS game in 2018, coached by ex-USA National team coach Bob Bradley. While they have not yet won an MLS Cup, they have been a high performing team in the years since their founding. They play at Banc of California Stadium in LA.
Minnesota United FC
Minnesota United joined MLS soccer in 2017, and have played at home in Allianz Field since 2019. Their mascot is the Loon, and while they have not won an MLS Cup, they are a strong performing team in the Western conference.
The Montreal Impact are one of the few Canadian teams in the MLS. They were founded in 2012 as an expansion team, and play in Saputo Stadium. They won the Canadian Championship in 2013, 2014, and 2019.
Nashville joined the MLS in 2020 as another expansion team, alongside Inter Miami FC. They play from Nissan Stadium as a continuation of their USL team.
New England Revolution
The Revolution have been a part of Major League Soccer since its foundation in 1996. While they have never won an MLS Cup, they have participated in 5 finals: 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2014. Their home field is in Gillette Stadium just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
New York City FC
New York City FC entered the MLS in 2015 as an expansion team. They play at Yankee Stadium and are a part of the Eastern conference. They are nicknamed "The Pigeons," and as of the 2019 season, they had the 9th highest fan attendance in the league.
New York Red Bulls
The Red Bulls have been a part of MLS Soccer since it started in 1996. They were originally named the New Jersey MetroStars, but were sold and renamed in 2006. Their home field is at Red Bull Arena, and they were the runners-up in the 2008 MLS Cup after losing to the Columbus Crew.
Orlando City SC
Orlando City joined the MLS in 2015 when they were promoted from the USL. They play at Exploria Stadium in Downtown Orlando and made it to the finals in the MLS is Back Tournament in 2020.
The Union joined the MLS in 2010 as an expansion team. They play at Subaru Park in Chester, Pennsylvania. They have never won an MLS Cup, but were runners-up three times in the US Open Cup.
The Portland Timbers became a part of the MLS in 2011 as an expansion team. They won the MLS cup in 2015, becoming the first MLS team in Cascadia to do so. They also won the MLS is Back tournament in 2020. They play in Providence Park in downtown Portland.
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake joined the MLS in 2005 as an expansion team. They play at home in Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. They won the MLS Cup in 2009 and were runners up in the 2013 MLS Cup.
San Jose Earthquakes
The San Jose Earthquakes have been a part of MLS since its foundation in 1996. They were originally named the San Jose Clash, but were renamed to the Earthquakes in 1999. They have won two MLS Cups (2001 and 2003) and currently play at Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose, California.
Seattle Sounders FC
The Sounders became a soccer club in MLS in 2009 as an expansion team for the league. They play at Lumen Field and have won the MLS Cup twice; in 2016 and 2019. They have qualified for the MLS playoffs eleven times since their first season.
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting KC joined MLS in 1996 as one of its first teams. When they started, they were called the Kansas City Wizards, but they changed their name in 2010. They play at Children's Mercy Park and have won the MLS Cup twice, first in 2000 and then in 2013.
Toronto joined the MLS in 2007 as its first Canadian expansion team. Nicknamed "The Reds," they play their home games at BMO Field. They have been runners-up in the MLS Cup twice; first in 2016, and then in 2019. They have won the Canadian Championship 7 times.
The Whitecaps joined the MLS in 2011 as one of the three Canadian teams in the league. They went on to become the first Canadian team to qualify for the MLS Cup in 2012. Their home field is at BC Place and they are nicknamed "The Village."