MLS Table Standings

2021 Major League Soccer Magic Numbers

Eastern Conference

East GP/R W D L PTS GD
NWE 27/7 18 5 4 59 +19   12 7 6 5 4 6 2
NSH 25/9 11 11 3 44 +20 NC   22 21 20 19 21 17 15 11 13 3 6 1
NYC 25/9 11 6 8 39 +15 NC NC   26 25 24 26 22 20 16 18 8 11 6
ORL 25/9 10 8 7 38 0 NC NC NC   26 25 27 23 21 17 19 9 12 7
MTL 25/9 10 7 8 37 +6 NC NC NC NC   26 NC 24 22 18 20 10 13 8
ATL 25/9 9 9 7 36 +5 NC NC NC NC NC   NC 25 23 19 21 11 14 9
PHI 24/10 9 8 7 35 +6 NC NC NC 30 29 28   26 24 20 22 12 15 10
DCU 25/9 10 4 11 34 +5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   25 21 23 13 16 11
MIA 25/9 9 5 11 32 -15 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   23 25 15 18 13
CLB 26/8 8 7 11 31 -5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC 16 19 14
NYR 24/10 7 6 11 27 +1 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 28   20 23 18
CHI 26/8 6 5 15 23 -17 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC 22
CIN 24/10 4 8 12 20 -20 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 27   25
TOR 25/9 4 6 15 18 -23 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC  

Western Conference

West GP/R W D L PTS GD
SKC 25/9 13 7 5 46 +17   NC NC 19 18 17 18 14 14 11 5 4 NC
SEA 24/10 13 6 5 45 +16 28   29 20 19 18 19 15 15 12 6 5 NC
COL 24/10 12 8 4 44 +11 29 NC   21 20 19 20 16 16 13 7 6 NC
LAG 25/9 11 5 9 38 -3 NC NC NC   26 25 26 22 22 19 13 12 NC
POR 25/9 11 4 10 37 -6 NC NC NC NC   26 27 23 23 20 14 13 NC
RSL 25/9 10 6 9 36 +6 NC NC NC NC NC   NC 24 24 21 15 14 NC
MIN 24/10 9 7 8 34 -2 NC NC NC NC 30 29   26 26 23 17 16 NC
LAF 25/9 9 6 10 33 +2 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   27 24 18 17 NC
VAN 24/10 7 9 8 30 -4 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 30   27 21 20 NC
SJE 25/9 7 9 9 30 -6 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   21 20 NC
DAL 26/8 6 9 11 27 -5 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   23 NC
HOU 26/8 5 11 10 26 -8 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC
AUS 1/33 0 0 1 0 -1 73 75 74 65 64 63 64 60 60 57 51 50  

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 division
Clinched wild-card 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

Clinched Champions League
Still alive for Champions League
Eliminated from Champions League

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: September 25, 2021 4:00am ET