MLS betting odds for the 2022 MLS Cup are down to two teams, with the regular season in the books and the final in Los Angeles set.
Left standing are LAFC, the Supporters' Shield winners in '22, and Eastern Conference champions the Philadelphia Union, who finished the season level on points with LAFC.
Here are the latest MLS Cup betting odds.
Odds to win the MLS Cup
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Favorites to win the MLS Cup
LAFC have been one of the league's premier franchises since joining the league. The 2022 season was a new, second chapter for them in MLS, however, as the only coach in franchise history, Bob Bradley, moved on to Toronto FC.
Despite a poor end to the season, they did enough to clinch this year's Supporters' Shield and advance past cross-town rivals L.A. Galaxy and then Austin FC to reach MLS Cup.
Philadelphia Union (+220)
Leading NYCFC and the rest of the Eastern Conference into the playoffs is the Philadelphia Union, who ended the season tied with LAFC on points and got a meeting with FC Cincinnati as a result.
After knocking off Cincy, the Union ended NYCFC's title defense to move to MLS Cup.
What is the format for the MLS Cup Playoffs?
The Top 7 teams in each conference made the MLS Cup playoffs, with the top seed in each receiving a bye to the conference semifinals. The other six teams in each conference squared off in single-elimination games, with the higher seed playing host. In total, there were four rounds in the MLS Cup playoffs, with every game single-elimination.
When is the MLS Cup Playoffs?
The MLS Cup playoffs will get underway in mid-October and run for three consecutive weeks until the MLS Cup final on Saturday, November 5, ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Past MLS Cup champions
|2022||Los Angeles FC||Philadelphia Union|
|2021||New York City FC||Portland Timbers|
|2020||Columbus Crew SC||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2019||Seattle Sounders FC||Toronto FC|
|2018||Atlanta United FC||Portland Timbers|
|2017||Toronto FC||Seattle Sounders FC|
|2016||Seattle Sounders FC||Toronto FC|
|2015||Portland Timbers||Columbus Crew SC|
|2014||Los Angeles Galaxy||New England Revolution|
|2013||Sporting Kansas City||Real Salt Lake|
|2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||Houston Dynamo|
How to bet on soccer futures odds
MLS futures odds are constantly adjusted throughout the offseason due to player transfers and injuries. Once the season begins, title odds will change as teams win and lose games and as more players get hurt or suspended. Sportsbooks will also adjust MLS odds based on handle and liability to certain teams.
MLS futures odds will usually look like this:
- Seattle Sounders +500
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $500 if Seattle wins the MLS Cup. If it's close to the end of the competition, or a club has been particularly dominant, you might see them with a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds.
- LAFC -115
This means that you would need to bet $115 to win just $100 on an LAFC MLS Cup win.
Above we have posted the American odds for MLS. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
MLS Cup Odds FAQs
New York City FC won the 2021 MLS Cup over the Portland Timbers.
The L.A. Galaxy have won an MLS record five championships, with DC United just behind with four.
In total, 14 different teams have won MLS Cup including first-time winners NYCFC in 2021.