Each Major League Soccer (MLS) season the 22 competing teams all share a common goal: to reach the MLS Finals and win the coveted MLS Cup. The MLS Cup is a magical competition, one that captures the imagination of the soccer-loving public. It gives bettors the opportunity to make some money while watching “the beautiful game.” Seattle Sounders, the defending champions, beat Toronto FC 5-4 on penalties at the BMO Field in Toronto on December 10, 2016.
The Sounders will do everything in their power to retain the MLS Cup, but defending their title will not be easy.
L.A. Galaxy were the last team to win back-to-back MLS Cups, doing so in 2011 and 2012. Prior to that MLS Cup double, only D.C. United (1996 and 1997), and Houston Dynamo (2006 and 2007), have managed to successfully defend their MLS Cup title.
L.A. Galaxy are the most successful MLS team, having won the trophy in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, and 2014. They have also been runners-up on four occasions. D.C. United have won the MLS Cup four times, but not since 2004.
While the Galaxy excel in the MLS Cup finals, New England Revolution have a record they wish they could forget. The Revolution have finished as runners-up five times, including three seasons in row from 2005-07, and again in 2014 when they slipped up against the aforementioned L.A. Galaxy.
MLS finals betting odds change on an almost game by game basis, so make sure that you bookmark this page so you can stay up to date with all of the latest MLS final betting news and odds.
What Is The Current MLS Finals Matchup
Which two teams have navigated their way to the MLS finals, and who did they beat on their way to being one match away from glory?
- 1st half
- 2nd half
|2||New York City FC||57||34||16||9||9||56||43||13|
|5||New York Red Bulls||50||34||14||8||12||53||47||6|
|7||Real Salt Lake||45||34||13||6||15||49||55||-6|
Where Can I Bet On MLS Finals Online
With the MLS Finals being such an exciting spectacle, almost every online sports betting site around the world offers odds on dozens of betting markets.
Below you can see a selection of the best sportsbooks around, along with their current welcome and sign-up bonuses. We would suggest seeing if the sports betting site offers in-play or live betting so you can place wagers while the MLS Cup final unfolds before your eye on the television.
Keep an eye on teams’ form during the opening half dozen or so games. If one of the more fancied sides gets off to a stuttering start, you could see their MLS Finals odds lengthen, meaning you could grab some value.
Once the two MLS Finals teams are decided, do as much research as possible into both teams, including past results between the two, any injury news, potential weather conditions and anything else that may give you an edge over the bookmaker.