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Image for Varun Shetty Varun Shetty - Updated May 17, 2023

MLS Cup Winners Odds, Predictions, Betting Picks 2023

  • Major League Soccer 2023 season will be underway on February 25, 2023
  • The campaign is divided into a regular season, and playoffs
  • Los Angeles FC are the defending MLS Cup champions

 It isn’t going to be easy to top last season – last season’s dramatic final between Los Angeles FC (LAFC) and Philadelphia Union has been dubbed the greatest MLS game of all time. 

In fact, the game shared a lot of traits with the FIFA World Cup final – both games were decided on penalties after ending 3-3 with extra time. Gareth Bale was LAFC’s hero with a late, late equalizer, which took the game to penalties. 

Bale, who was expected to take the field for the 2023 season, announced his retirement from professional football earlier in the year. Even though the Welsh legend won’t be available, Italian legend Giorgio Chiellini will continue playing for the champions. It looks like he’ll be joined by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

The Gabon international has played for some of the best clubs in Europe and was a star of the 2010s. He would be a fantastic addition to the MLS. Speaking of star names from the last decade, Lorenzo Insigne will get a full season for Toronto FC. His former Italian teammate Federico Bernadeschi will be playing alongside him. 

Bernadeschi’s decision to play in the MLS during his prime years was a massive moment last season – he wasn’t the only one, of course. will encourage many other European stars to look at the MLS as an option. Riqui Puig was one such player – he joined the Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer. 

Of course, it’s great that the MLS is attracting such talent, but the team composition is the most important factor – something the two finalists had. It’s something that Inter Miami owner David Beckham is still searching for, and legendary player Wayne Rooney will be hoping to build in his first full season as manager of DC United. 

Elsewhere, local talents like Matt Turner and Brenden Aaronson have crossed the Atlantic to play in the Premier League, but it shouldn’t take away from the MLS’ rise in status in the last 12-18 months.

Major League Soccer Cup Winner Odds

The odds for the Major League Soccer 2023/24 Title Winner are provided by BetMGM sportsbook. Click on the links in the table below to head to the sportsbook, sign-up, and place your bet. See if sports betting is legal in your state, here.



Los Angeles FC


Seattle Sounders  

FC Cincinnati+900


New England Revolution


Philadelphia Union


Nashville SC


Austin FC


CF Montreal


Mls Cup

Who Will Win The Major League Soccer 2023 Title?

LAFC started last season as the favorites and ended the season with a title. They head into the new season as the favorites as well, but recent history suggests that defending an MLS title is an improbable task. 

The last team to achieve the feat were Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013. So many of the teams underwent big changes in the summer, and more will go through the same in the coming summer – it’s why predicting a winner right now is really difficult. 

The likes of Toronto FC could spring a surprise, Los Angeles Galaxy looked a different side following Puig’s arrival, and the likes of Philadelphia Union and New York City FC still have strong sides. 

If you would like to check out more betting options available to you for the Major League Soccer 2023 season, make sure you read our guide on how to bet on soccer.

Which Team Is the Current Major League Soccer Title Holders?

LAFC are the current Major League Soccer title holders after beating Philadelphia Union in last season’s MLS Cup final. It was LAFC’s first MLS title. 

Which Club Has Won the Most Major League Soccer Titles?

Los Angeles Galaxy are the most successful Major League Soccer team with five titles. They’re followed by DC United, who have won it four times.

Who Won the Last 10 Major League Soccer Titles?

  • 2022 - Los Angeles FC
  • 2021 – New York City FC
  • 2020 – Columbus Crew
  • 2019 – Seattle Sounders
  • 2018 – Atlanta United
  • 2017 – Toronto FC
  • 2016 – Seattle Sounders
  • 2015 – Portland Timbers
  • 2014 – Los Angeles Galaxy
  • 2013 – Sporting Kansas City

MLS Cup Winner FAQ

How Many Teams Have Won the Major League Soccer Title?

17 different sides have won the Major League Soccer Cup since its inception. It is a highly competitive league. 

Was Major League Soccer Called Something Else Before?

Major League Soccer was preceded by something called the North American Soccer League (NASL), which existed from 1968 until 1984. The MLS was founded in 1993.

What Happens if You Win the Major League Soccer Title?

The winner of the MLS Cup has been presented with The Philip F. Anschutz Trophy since 2008. It is a silver trophy and was preceded by the Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy from 1996 to 1998 and a second version of the Rothenberg Trophy from 1999 to 2007. A gold star is also added to the crest of a team with each win.

When Is the Major League Soccer Winner Announced?

The Major League Soccer winner is revealed after the final whistle of the MLS Cup finals. Since the MLS uses a playoff format, it’s a straight knockout till the last team is standing.This year, the final will take place on October 21, 2023.

How Can I Watch Major League Soccer on TV?

Soccer fans based in the United States can watch Major League Soccer on ESPN+, DAZN, and other channels. Kick-off times usually range from 6.00 PM to 8.30 PM (EDT).

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Varun is a web journalist who has been writing on sports for 13 years. He took a shine for the MLS during the 2021 season and has been following it and writing about it since, alongside his work involving the English Premier League, La Liga, and the Serie A. He is deeply interested in soccer analytics and strategy and has aspirations to move into coaching at some point. Email: [email protected]

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