MLS League has total 23 teams in which 20 teams are from U.S. while 3 teams are from Canada. MLS Teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and Western conference. The league is frequently expanding from 20 teams to 23 teams. In 2010, there are 20 teams took place in regular season. In 2017, The league expand with 2 more teams to be took place in regular league matches named Minnesota and Atlanta. Now MLS League plans to have two more teams which means 24 teams by 2018.
Los Angeles becomes 23rd team to join the MLS League but will be play its first regular season match from year 2018. Miami is expected to have 24th Team for the MLS 2019 league season. Each of the club is allowed to have maximum 28 players in the team and can select 18 players for a gameday roster.
According to MLS Schedule, Each of the teams will play 34 games in the regular league season in which 17 games at home and 17 games away. At the end of regular MLS season, The award named “Supporters’ Shield” will goes to the team with best records in the current league. Teams are now finalized for 2018 MLS Regular season in which 11 teams will compete from Eastern and 12 teams from Western conference. Here is a complete list of all teams which is going to be compete in upcoming MLS regular season.
Eastern Conference Teams 2018:
|Columbus Crew||Columbus, Ohio||1996||MAPFRE Stadium||19,968||Gregg Berhalter|
|D.C. United||Washington, D.C.||1996||Audi Field||20,000||Ben Olsen|
|New England||Foxborough, Massachusetts||1996||Gillette Stadium||2,00,004||Brad Friedel|
|New York Red Bulls||Harrison, New Jersey||1996||Red Bull Arena||25,000||Jesse Marsch|
|Chicago Fire||Bridgeview, Illinois||1998||Toyota Park||20,000||Veljko Paunović|
|Toronto||Toronto, Ontario||2007||BMO Field||30,991||Greg Vanney|
|Philadelphia Union||Chester, Pennsylvania||2010||Talen Energy Stadium||18,500||Jim Curtin|
|Montreal||Montreal, Quebec||2012||Saputo Stadium||20,801||Rémi Garde|
|New York City||New York City, New York||2015||Yankee Stadium||3,03,214||Patrick Vieira|
|Orlando City||Orlando, Florida||2015||Orlando City Stadium||25,500||Jason Kreis|
|Atlanta United||Atlanta, Georgia||2017||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||4,25,004||Gerardo Martino|
Western Conference Teams 2018:
|Colorado||Commerce City, Colorado||1996||Dick’s Sporting Goods Park||18,061||Anthony Hudson|
|FC Dallas||Frisco, Texas||1996||Toyota Stadium||20,500||Oscar Pareja|
|LA Galaxy||Carson, California||1996||StubHub Center||27,000||Sigi Schmid|
|San Jose Earthquakes||San Jose, California||1996||Avaya Stadium||18,000||Mikael Stahre|
|Sporting Kansas||Kansas City, Kansas||1996||Children’s Mercy Park||18,467||Peter Vermes|
|Real Salt Lake||Sandy, Utah||2005||Rio Tinto Stadium||20,213||Mike Petke|
|Houston Dynamo||Houston, Texas||2006||BBVA Compass Stadium||22,039||Wilmer Cabrera|
|Seattle Sounders||Seattle, Washington||2009||CenturyLink Field||3,94,194||Brian Schmetzer|
|Portland||Portland, Oregon||2011||Providence Park||21,144||Vacant|
|Vancouver Whitecaps||Vancouver, British Columbia||2011||BC Place||2,21,204||Carl Robinson|
|Minnesota United||Minneapolis, Minnesota||2017||TCF Bank Stadium||50,805||Adrian Heath|
|Los Angeles||Los Angeles, California||2018||Banc of California Stadium||22,000||Bob Bradley|
Upcoming 24th MLS Team:
|Miami||Miami, Florida||2019||Miami MLS stadium||25,000|
The league has made future plans to expand its teams to 26 teams by 2020 and 28 teams in later years. MLS Teams table created on the basis of 2017-18 reports.