Eastern Conference (MLS)

one of Major League Soccer's two conferences

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

Eastern Conference
Founded1996
No. of teams13
CountryUnited States
Canada
ConfederationCONCACAF
Most recent
champion(s)
Columbus Crew SC (2020)
(3rd title)
Most titlesD.C. United
New England Revolution
(5 titles each)
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)U.S. Open Cup (USA)
Canadian Championship (Canada)
Current MLS team locations; Eastern Conference teams are marked blue

MembersEdit

CurrentEdit

Team City Stadium Joined Notes
Atlanta United FC Atlanta, Georgia Mercedes Benz Stadium 2017
Chicago Fire FC Chicago, Illinois Soldier Field 2002 Joined after the disbanding of the Central Division
Columbus Crew SC Columbus, Ohio Mapfre Stadium 1996-1999
2002-
Joined the Central Division for the 2000 season.
Rejoined Eastern Conference in 2002
FC Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio Nippert Stadium 2019
D.C. United Washington, D.C. Audi Field 1996
Inter Miami CF Miami, Florida Inter Miami CF Stadium 2020
Montreal Impact Montreal, Quebec Saputo Stadium 2012
Nashville SC Nashville, Tennessee Nissan Stadium 2020
New England Revolution Foxborough, Massachusetts Gillette Stadium 1996
New York City FC Bronx, New York Yankee Stadium 2015
New York Red Bulls Harrison, New Jersey Red Bull Arena 1996 Joined as New York/New Jersey Metrostars.
Renamed to New York Red Bulls in 2006
Orlando City SC Orlando, Florida Orlando City Stadium 2015
Philadelphia Union Chester, Pennsylvania Talen Energy Stadium 2010
Toronto FC Toronto, Ontario BMO Field 2007

Eastern Conference winners by seasonEdit

Season Team Record (W–L–T) (GD) Playoffs result
1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny 20–12–0^ (+15) Lost Conference Finals
1997 D.C. United 21–11–0^ (+17) Won MLS Cup
1998 D.C. United 24–8–0^ (+30) Lost MLS Cup
1999 D.C. United 23–9–0^ (+22) Won MLS Cup
2000 MetroStars 17–12–3 (+8) Lost Semifinals
2001 Miami Fusion 16–5–5 (+21) Lost Semifinals
2002 New England Revolution 12–14–2 (0) Lost MLS Cup
2003 Chicago Fire 15–7–8 (+10) Lost Conference Finals
2004 Columbus Crew 12–5–13 (+8) Lost Conference Semifinals
2005 New England Revolution 17–7–8 (+18) Lost MLS Cup
2006 D.C. United 15–7–10 (+14) Lost Conference Finals
2007 D.C. United 16–7–7 (+22) Lost Conference Semifinals
2008 Columbus Crew 17–7–6 (+14) Won MLS Cup
2009 Columbus Crew 13–7–10 (+10) Lost Conference Semifinals
2010 New York Red Bulls 15–9–6 (+9) Lost Conference Semifinals
2011 Sporting Kansas City 13–9–12 (+10) Lost Conference Finals
2012 Sporting Kansas City 18–7–9 (+15) Lost Conference Semifinals
2013 New York Red Bulls 17–9–8 (+17) Lost Conference Semifinals
2014 D.C. United 17–9–8 (+15) Lost Conference Semifinals
2015 New York Red Bulls 18–10–6 (+19) Lost Conference Finals
2016 New York Red Bulls 16–9–9 (+17) Lost Conference Semifinals
2017 Toronto FC 20–5–9 (+37) Won MLS Cup
2018 New York Red Bulls 22–7–5 (+29) Lost Conference Finals
2019 New York City FC 18–6–10 (+21) Lost Conference Semifinals
2020 Philadelphia Union 14–4–5 (+24) Lost first round

^ – 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.

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