Who will take home the Budweiser Golden Boot?
  • Juan Pablo Angel
  • Luciano Emilio
  • Taylor Twellman
  • Eddie Johnson

As of October 19, 6:00 a.m. ET

  home away
teamgpwltptsgfga+/- wltgfga wltgfga
y - D.C. United29166755543123 10133519 6541912
x - Chivas USA29157752462818 1013288 5641820
x - Houston29158651432320 8342211 7522112
x - New England2914874949418 8343221 6531720
x - FC Dallas2913115443742-5 7431715 6722027
x - New York30121174347452 9333016 3841729
Chicago2991010373036-6 5361515 4741521
Kansas City2910127374345-2 7532218 3742127
Colorado299128352933-4 6351610 3931323
Columbus2981110343642-6 5551717 3651925
Los Angeles299137343847-9 6632525 3741322
Toronto FC296176242347-24 5721516 1104831
Real Salt Lake295159243045-15 4741822 1851223

x = Clinched playoff berth
y = Clinched home field for Conf. Champ.

MLS Cup Playoffs: Who Qualifies?

Eight teams will qualify for the playoffs - the top two teams in each conference plus the remaining four teams, regardless of conference, that have the most points in the standings upon the completion of the their 30-game regular season.


Playoff berths will be determined by points in the standings upon the completion of the regular season on Oct. 21; all 13 teams will have played 30 games. If two teams are tied on points, the first tiebreaker is head-to-head results, the second tiebreaker is goal differential, and the third is goals scored for the season. (Subsequent tiebreakers are available in the Fact and Record Book).

The top two teams in each conference qualify and are seeded 1 & 2 in their respective four-team playoff conference brackets.

The four MLS teams with the next most points, regardless of conference, receive �wildcard� berths.

• The four wildcard teams will be seeded according to conference first.

• If more than four teams qualify from one conference, those finishing lower than fourth in their conference will shift over to the other conference bracket.

• A team switching conference brackets will be seeded below all other teams in its new conference playoff bracket.