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The Major League Soccer is a professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. was founded in 1993. The regular season runs from March to October with its 19 teams playing 34 games in an unbalanced schedule. The conferences are; Eastern Conference and Western Conference and the International Cup is the CONCACAF Champions League.
The current MLS Cup winner is Toronto FC, winning their 1st title in the league. Wager on your favorite team and live the game at Betcris Sportsbook with online sports betting odds on USA Major League Soccer lines and MLS soccer odds. What's your favorite MLS team? Join the action and bet the winning team with Betcris, your online sportsbook.
|Past MLS Cup finals champions;
|2009: Real Salt Lake
||2010: Colorado Rapids
||2011: Los Angeles Galaxy
|2012: Los Angeles Galaxy
||2013: Kansas City Sporting
||2014: Los Angeles Galaxy
|2015: Portland Timbers
||2016: Seattle Sounders FC
||2017: Toronto FC
|2018: Atlanta United FC
||2019: Seattle Sounders FC
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While most of the soccer leagues around the world have been able to finish their regular seasons, the MLS had no such luck. The top domestic league in the United States and Canada only played two of 34 matchdays prior to the season being suspended, and there was no way to make up so many games in such a short amount of time.
That led to the league adopting a tournament format to decide its champion, and fans of international soccer will find this format very similar to what we see in the World Cup or continental competitions.
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Since the MLS has 26 teams, the league had to round the edges of the tournament a little bit. Group A originally had six teams, while the other five groups all had four teams. However, the late withdrawal of FC Dallas and Nashville SC due to COVID concerns led to some reshuffling, and the tournament was reconfigured to have four teams in all six groups.
Each team will play every other team in its group one time, and the top two teams in each group will automatically qualify for the knockout rounds. The last-place team in each group is eliminated, but the top four third-place finishers in their groups will receive at-large spots in the Round of 16. That makes every point vital given the truncated nature of this tournament.
The shortened season really hurts teams that were expected to dominate. Los Angeles FC put together the most impressive regular season in MLS history in 2019, and they were favorites per the MLS betting odds to win the league this season. However, there is a lot more variance in a competition of this sort, so that hurts their chances of competing.
LAFC will also have to overcome not having the reigning MVP and Golden Boot, winner. Carlos Vela decided to not participate in this competition since his wife is pregnant, so Bob Bradley’s squad will have to run their offense without the league’s best player. They still have superstars like Diego Rossi, Adama Diomande, and Brian Rodriguez, but someone else will have to make the magic happen.
Vela isn’t the only superstar that will be missing this competition. Josef Martinez suffered a torn ACL in February, and the Atlanta United forward won’t return to the pitch until the 2021 season. Martinez was the league MVP and Golden Boot winner in 2018, so it’s unfortunate that the MLS will be without its two most talented players in Orlando.
Those absences really help the two teams that have played in three of the last four MLS Cup Finals. The Seattle Sounders have one of the most well-rounded rosters in the league. Nicolas Lodeiro and Raul Ruidiaz have been an excellent combination, and Jordan Morris has looked great up top too. Seattle does have issues in defense at times, but this attack is so good that those pitfalls can be overcome.
Toronto FC is in good shape too. Jozy Altidore continues to show why he is one of the best players in the history of the league, and even Michael Bradley looked rejuvenated last year. Alejandro Pozuelo is the playmaker in the midfield that was pivotal to this team’s turnaround in 2019, and he has a new weapon up top in Pablo Piatti. Piatti hasn’t seen much time on the pitch after coming over in February, but he did rack up 48 goals in La Liga.
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