MLS Playoffs

Western Conference

Eastern Conference

Updated May 19, 2024

Recent Changes

CLB logo The Columbus Crew SC entered the bracket at the number 7 seed.
STL logo The St. Louis City SC left the bracket.
DC logo The D.C. United left the bracket.
HOU logo The Houston Dynamo left the bracket.
CLT logo Charlotte FC (seed 5 → 6)
CIN logo FC Cincinnati (seed 1 → 2)
LA logo LA Galaxy (seed 3 → 4)
LAFC logo Los Angeles FC (seed 4 → 5)
RBNY logo New York Red Bulls (seed 3 → 4)
MIN logo Minnesota United FC (seed 5 → 2)
MIA logo Inter Miami CF (seed 2 → 1)
VAN logo Vancouver Whitecaps FC (seed 5 → 7)
RSL logo Real Salt Lake (seed 2 → 1)
ATX logo Austin FC (seed 2 → 3)
TOR logo Toronto FC (seed 6 → 5)
COL logo Colorado Rapids (seed 4 → 6)
NYC logo New York City FC (seed 4 → 3)

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)