MLS Playoffs

Western Conference

Eastern Conference

Updated July 11, 2024

Recent Changes

ORL logo Orlando City SC entered bracket (seed 7)
NSH logo Nashville SC left bracket
HOU logo Houston Dynamo left bracket
COL logo Colorado Rapids (seed 6 → 4)
VAN logo Vancouver Whitecaps FC (seed 5 → 6)
NYC logo New York City FC (seed 4 → 5)
SEA logo Seattle Sounders FC (seed 6 → 7)
POR logo Portland Timbers (seed 7 → 5)
MIA logo Inter Miami CF (seed 1 → 2)
CIN logo FC Cincinnati (seed 2 → 1)
RBNY logo New York Red Bulls (seed 5 → 4)

MLS Playoff Format and Rules

The top 7 teams in both the Western and Eastern conference will reach the MLS playoffs. Each team is ranked based on their total points during the regular season.

Tiebreakers

  1. Most wins
  2. Goal differential
  3. Goal scored
  4. Fewer disciplinary points
  5. Away goal differential
  6. Away goals scored
  7. Home goal differential
  8. Home goals scored
  9. Coin toss (2 clubs) or drawing of lots (3 clubs)