Top 5 MLS Offseason Signings and Transfers
1. Chicharito Signs With LA Galaxy
After losing the legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Galaxy made another huge regional splash with the signing of the El Tri’s all-time scoring leader, Chicarito.
The Galaxy have to continue to compete with their incredibly talented crosstown rival, LAFC, and the move to get Chicarito certainly qualifies as a step in the right direction.
The Galaxy have the third-best odds to win the MLS Cup at +900 but unless their defense matures and stiffens in 2020, the club could be looking at another title-less season.
2. Rodolfo Pizarro Signs With Inter Miami CF
David Beckham’s new expansion franchise announced their presence with authority as the club signed Rodolfo Pizzaro, the attacking midfielder from Monterrey, by ponying up close to $12 million to trigger the 25-year old’s release clause.
— Inter Miami CF (@InterMiamiCF) February 18, 2020
The move for Pizzaro shouldn’t put much of a dent into Miami’s MLS Cup odds, although at +6600, the new team is an interesting long shot value play that could playoff in a big way in November.
3. Alan Pulido Signs With Sporting KC
Signed away from Chivas, Alan Pulido signed a four-year deal with Kansas City in December, giving the club an assassin from inside the box. Pulido, 28 years old, should slot in the striker role comfortably for the team as they look for a more efficient and potent attack in 2020.
Right now, Sporting KC is boasting the 8th best odds to win the MLS Cup at +2200. Even though it appears that Vegas likes one of six teams (LAFC, Atlanta, Seattle, LA Galaxy, NYCFC and Toronto) to win the title, Sporting KC is firmly at the top of the second tier and could make a play for the title, making their +2200 very attractive for speculative bettors.
4. Kenneth Vermeer Signs with LAFC
Vermeer, a 34-year old keeper from the Netherlands, is expected to compete for the starting job for LAFC. An experienced keeper with national team experience, Vermeer has been brought in to shore up the shaky goaltending that hampered LAFC down the stretch and ultimately cost them an MLS Cup.
LAFC will enter 2020 as the clear Vegas favorite at +275 to win the MLS Cup. After a disappointing 2019 where the club set goal scoring records and dominated the regular season, the low odds aren’t particularly surprising and doesn’t present much of a value.
5. Darlington Nagbe Traded to the Columbus Crew
After finishing the season on a high note with wins over Atlanta and Philadelphia, Columbus tried to beef up their midfield with the trade of Darlington Nagbe. A regular player on the U.S. National Team during the last decade, Nagbe is an innovative player that should bring creativity to the Crew’s attack.
Columbus is another mid-tier team that could surprise and with the +3300 odds to win the MLS Cup, they are another valuable team that might pay off in huge and unexpected ways come November.
How Do I Find the MLS Finishing Position Bets Online?
For most online sportsbooks, bettors interested in finding the futures bets for the MLS Finishing Position bets for the 2020 MLS Cup, head to either DraftKings Sportsbook, bet365 NJ, or William Hill NJ and first find the MLS tab.
If you are struggling to find Soccer, then go to the All Sports section first, and open the drop-down box to see Soccer.
After you are in the MLS section, look for the Futures tab and click it for access to the tab for MLS Finishing Position – Including Playoffs tab.
How Do I Bet on 2020 MLS Cup Futures?
If you are unsure how to make a 2020 MLS Cup futures bet, then here’s a quick guide.
For example, under the Futures tab and then the Finishing Position – Including Playoffs tab, LAFC is currently +275.
If you click the +275 box, you’ll be taken to a virtual betting slip that allows you to wager on LAFC winning the 2020 MLS Cup at the current odds.
A $100 bet at +275 odds will pay $275 dollars if LAFC wins the MLS Cup in November.