Eastern Conference (MLS)
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Eastern Conference MLS
Eastern Conference
League Major League Soccer
Sport Soccer
Founded 1996
Teams
No. of teams 11
Championships
Most recent Eastern Conference champion(s) Toronto FC
(1st title)
Most Eastern Conference titles D.C. United
New England Revolution
(5 titles each)
Current MLS team locations; Eastern Conference teams are marked blue

The Eastern Conference is one of Major League Soccer's two conferences.

Current standings

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Toronto FC 34 20 5 9 74 37 +37 69 Conference Semifinals[a]
2 New York City FC 34 16 9 9 56 43 +13 57
3 Chicago Fire 34 16 11 7 62 48 +14 55 Knockout Round
4 Atlanta United 34 15 9 10 70 40 +30 55
5 Columbus Crew SC 34 16 12 6 53 49 +4 54
6 New York Red Bulls 34 14 12 8 53 47 +6 50
7 New England Revolution 34 13 15 6 53 61 -8 45
8 Philadelphia Union 34 11 14 9 50 47 +3 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 11 17 6 52 58 -6 39
10 Orlando City 34 10 15 9 39 58 -19 39
11 D.C. United 34 9 20 5 31 60 -29 32
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Due to a change in format for the CONCACAF Champions League, the regular season conference champions will not automatically earn a berth in the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.[1]

Members

Current

Conference Lineups

1996-97

Lineup for 1996-97

Changes from 1995

1998-99

Lineup for 1998-99

Changes from 1997

2000-01

Eastern Division

Lineup for 2000-01

Changes from 1999

2002-04

Eastern Conference

Lineup for 2002-04

Changes from 2001

2005

Lineup for 2005

Changes from 2004

2006

Lineup for 2006

Changes from 2005

2007-09

Lineup for 2007-09

Changes from 2006

2010

Lineup for 2010

Changes from 2009

2011

Lineup for 2011

Changes from 2010

  • The Kansas City Wizards changed their name to Sporting Kansas City.
  • The Houston Dynamo moved from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference.

2012-14

Lineup for 2012-14

Changes from 2011

2015-16

Lineup for 2015-16

Changes from 2014

2017

Lineup for 2017

Changes from 2016

Eastern Conference Playoff champions by year

Note: The Conference finals were a best-of-three series through 2001 (including the MLS semifinals in 2000 and 2001, when a conference playoff format was not used). Matches tied after regulation were decided by a shootout. In 2002, a similar format was used except that draws were allowed and the team earning the most points advanced. From 2003 through 2011, the finals were a single match. Matches tied after regulation moved to extra time (Golden goal extra time was implemented for 2003 only), then a shootout if necessary. Beginning in 2012, the finals are a two-match aggregate series. The away goals rule for series that finished even on aggregate was first implemented in 2014. Extra time and shootouts are used if necessary.

Bold MLS Cup Champions

W - Western Conference team.

Eastern Conference regular season champions by year

Bold Supporters' Shield Champions

^ - MLS did not have draws until the 2000 season.
+ - Miami Fusion were declared winners of the Eastern Division in 2001 after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks forced the cancellation of the rest of the regular season. The MLS Cup Playoffs began on September 20.

MLS Cup Champions produced

See also

References

External links


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