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The 2014 Major League Soccer season was the 102nd season of FIFA-sanctioned soccer in the United States and Canada, the 36th with a national first-division league, and the 19th season of Major League Soccer. This season featured 19 total clubs (16 from the United States and 3 from Canada), each playing 34 matches during the regular season.

Major League Soccer
Season2014
MLS CupLA Galaxy (5th title)
Supporters' ShieldSeattle Sounders FC (1st shield)
Champions League (U.S.)LA Galaxy
Seattle Sounders FC
D.C. United
Real Salt Lake
Champions League (Canada)Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Matches played323
Goals scored924 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorerBradley Wright-Phillips
(27 goals)
Biggest home winLA 6–0 COL
(Sept. 5)
Biggest away winSJ 0–5 DAL
(Aug. 16)
Highest scoring9 goals:
NY 4–5 CHI
(May 11)
Longest winning run5 matches:
Seattle Sounders FC
(Apr. 12 – May 7)
New England Revolution
(Apr. 26 – May 24)
LA Galaxy
(Aug. 20 – Sept. 5)
New England Revolution
(Aug. 23 – Sept. 13)
Longest unbeaten run12 matches:
Real Salt Lake
(Mar. 8 – May 24)
Longest winless run13 matches:
San Jose Earthquakes
(Aug 2–present)
Longest losing run8 matches:
New England Revolution
(May 31 – Jul. 26)
Highest attendance64,207
POR @ SEA
(July 13)
Lowest attendance3,702
POR @ CHV
(May 28)
Average attendance19,148[1]
2013
2015

The 2014 Regular Season started on March 8 with Sporting Kansas City, the defending MLS Cup champion, playing at the Seattle Sounders FC. The 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game was held on August 6 in Providence Park in Portland, Oregon (hosted by the Portland Timbers) and featured a team of MLS All-Stars against Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga champions for the past two seasons. The game resulted in a 2–1 victory for the MLS All-Stars.[2] The regular season ended on October 26; Seattle Sounders FC won the Supporters' Shield and the LA Galaxy went on to win the MLS Cup.

Teams, stadiums, and personnelEdit

ScheduleEdit

Teams play 34 games: 17 at home and 17 away. The nine Western Conference teams face each West club three times, with the home teams reversed from the previous year. The 10 Eastern Conference teams will play 7 East teams three times (home teams reversed from 2013) and two East teams twice. Eastern and Western Conference teams will play each other once, with the home team reversed from previous year.[3]

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Chicago Fire Chivas USA/

LA Galaxy

Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew D.C. United FC Dallas
Toyota Park StubHub Center Dick's Sporting Goods Park Crew Stadium RFK Memorial Stadium Toyota Stadium
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,086 Capacity: 20,145 Capacity: 19,467 Capacity: 21,193
           
Houston Dynamo Montreal Impact New England Revolution New York Red Bulls Philadelphia Union Portland Timbers
BBVA Compass Stadium Saputo Stadium[a] Gillette Stadium Red Bull Arena PPL Park Providence Park
Capacity: 22,000 Capacity: 20,801 Capacity: 22,385 Capacity: 25,189 Capacity: 18,500 Capacity: 20,438
           
Real Salt Lake San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC Sporting Kansas City Toronto FC Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Rio Tinto Stadium Buck Shaw Stadium CenturyLink Field Sporting Park BMO Field BC Place
Capacity: 20,213 Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 18,467 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 21,000
           

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Note: All teams use Adidas as kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Chicago Fire   Frank Yallop   Jeff Larentowicz Quaker
Chivas USA   Wilmer Cabrera   Carlos Bocanegra n/a
Colorado Rapids   Pablo Mastroeni   Drew Moor Ciao Telecom
Columbus Crew   Gregg Berhalter   Michael Parkhurst Barbasol
D.C. United   Ben Olsen   Bobby Boswell Leidos
FC Dallas   Óscar Pareja   Matt Hedges AdvoCare
Houston Dynamo   Dominic Kinnear   Brad Davis BHP Billiton
LA Galaxy   Bruce Arena   Robbie Keane Herbalife
Montreal Impact   Frank Klopas   Patrice Bernier Bank of Montreal
New England Revolution   Jay Heaps   José Gonçalves UnitedHealthcare
New York Red Bulls   Mike Petke   Thierry Henry Red Bull
Philadelphia Union   Jim Curtin   Brian Carroll Bimbo
Portland Timbers   Caleb Porter   Will Johnson Alaska Airlines
Real Salt Lake   Jeff Cassar   Kyle Beckerman LifeVantage
San Jose Earthquakes   Dominic Kinnear   Chris Wondolowski n/a
Seattle Sounders FC   Sigi Schmid   Brad Evans Xbox
Sporting Kansas City   Peter Vermes   Matt Besler Ivy Funds
Toronto FC   Greg Vanney   Steven Caldwell Bank of Montreal
Vancouver Whitecaps FC   Carl Robinson   Pedro Morales Bell Canada

Player transfersEdit

Major League Soccer employs twelve methods to acquire players. These mechanisms are the following: (a) via allocation; (b) via the Designated Player Rule; (c) via the annual SuperDraft; (d) via trade; (e) placing a discovery claim; (f) via the Homegrown Player Rule; (g) via the annual Re-Entry Draft; (h) via the annual Waiver Draft; (i) through weighted lottery; (j) through an "extreme hardship" call-up; (k) by replacing a player who has been placed on the Season Ending Injury List; (l) by replacing a player who has been placed on the Disabled List.[9]

Allocation rankingEdit

The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the League after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. The allocation rankings may also be used in the event two or more clubs file a request for the same player on the same day. The allocations will be ranked in reverse order of finish for the 2013 season, taking playoff performance into account.

Once the club uses its allocation ranking to acquire a player, it drops to the bottom of the list. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club's ranking. At all times, each club is assigned one ranking. The rankings reset at the end of each MLS League season.

Original Ranking Club Date Allocation Used Player Signed Previous Club Ref
1 Philadelphia Union  January 27, 2014   Maurice Edu   Stoke City [10][11]
2 Seattle Sounders FC  January 31, 2014   Marco Pappa   Heerenveen [12][13]
3 Houston Dynamo July 23, 2014   DaMarcus Beasley   Puebla [14][15]
4 Columbus Crew SC October 7, 2014   Kei Kamara   Middlesbrough [16]
5 FC Dallas
6 Los Angeles Galaxy   [17][18]
7 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
8 Chicago Fire
9 San Jose Earthquakes
10 Montreal Impact
11 Colorado Rapids
12 New England Revolution
13 Chivas USA  [13]
14 D.C. United  [18]
15 New York Red Bulls
16 Toronto FC [15]
17 Portland Timbers
18 Real Salt Lake
19 Sporting Kansas City

  On January 14, 2014, Philadelphia Union acquired the No. 1 ranking and Ethan White from D.C. United in exchange for the No. 6 allocation ranking and Jeff Parke. [11]

  On December 11, 2013, Seattle Sounders acquired the No. 2 allocation ranking from Chivas USA in exchange for the No. 13 allocation ranking and Tristan Bowen.[13]

∞ On July 23, 2014, Houston Dynamo acquired the then-no. 1 allocation ranking (original ranking number 3) and allocation money from Toronto FC in exchange for the then-no. 14 allocation ranking (original ranking number 16) and Warren Creavalle.[15]

  On July 29, 2014, Los Angeles Galaxy acquired the then-No. 3 allocation ranking (original ranking number 6) from D.C. United in exchange for the then-No. 11 allocation ranking (original ranking number 14), a second-round selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, and Kofi Opare.[18]

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
FC Dallas   Schellas Hyndman Resigned Oct 26, 2013 Preseason   Oscar Pareja Jan 10, 2014
Vancouver Whitecaps FC   Martin Rennie Fired Oct 29, 2013   Carl Robinson Dec 16, 2013
Chicago Fire   Frank Klopas Resigned Oct 30, 2013[19]   Frank Yallop Oct 31, 2013[20]
Columbus Crew   Brian Bliss End of caretaker spell Nov 6, 2013   Gregg Berhalter Nov 6, 2013[21]
Chivas USA   José Luis Real Nov 25, 2013[22]   Wilmer Cabrera Jan 9, 2014[23]
Real Salt Lake   Jason Kreis End of contract Dec. 10, 2013[24]   Jeff Cassar Dec 18, 2013[25]
Montreal Impact   Marco Schällibaum Fired Dec 18, 2013[26]   Frank Klopas Dec 18, 2013[26]
Colorado Rapids   Oscar Pareja Resigned Jan. 10, 2014   Pablo Mastroeni Mar 8, 2014[27]
Philadelphia Union   John Hackworth Fired Jun. 10, 2014 16th   Jim Curtin Jun. 10, 2014[28]
Toronto FC   Ryan Nelsen Aug. 31, 2014 7th   Greg Vanney Aug. 31, 2014[29]
San Jose Earthquakes   Mark Watson Oct. 15, 2014 18th   Ian Russell (interim) Oct. 15, 2014[30]

Ownership changesEdit

Club New owner Previous owner Date
Chivas USA Major League Soccer Jorge Vergara February 20, 2014

Rule changesEdit

The rules for the 2014 season are largely identical as those in 2013, with one major exception. For the first time in league history, the away goals rule will be used in two-legged MLS Cup playoff matches. MLS will use the version of the rule employed in CONCACAF competitions, which is applied only at the end of regular time of the second leg and not after extra time.[31] MLS has also tweaked the tiebreaker rules for the league standings. The first tiebreaker remains total wins, but the second and third tiebreakers have been swapped—goal difference is now second and goals scored is third. All other tiebreakers remain the same as in 2013.[32]

More minor changes include the following:[31][32]

  • The so-called "Special Discovery Signing" has been standardized. Under this provision, each team is allowed to amortize the total acquisition costs for one player, including the transfer fee, over the length of his contract without making him a Designated Player.
  • Regulations for loans between MLS teams have been formalized. Each team may loan out one player per season to another league team, with the loan deal being finalized no later than the close of the primary transfer window (May 12 in 2014). The player must be no older than 24 at the time of the loan, must stay on the receiving team's roster for the entire season, and cannot play against the team that loaned him out. Deals may include an option to buy.
  • Players who have trained for at least one year in a team's youth system, and have trained for at least 80 days with the team's academy in that year, may be signed to a first professional contract without being subject to the MLS SuperDraft.

The salary cap for 2014 has also been adjusted upward. The team salary cap, which as in previous years covers the first 20 of the 30 available roster spots, has increased to $3.1 million. The cap charge for a Designated Player is now $387,500, up from $368,750 last season. Midseason Designated Player signings carry a cap charge of $193,750. The minimum salaries for "off-budget" players (roster spots 21–30, including Generation adidas players) have also increased from last season.[32]

StandingsEdit

Conference tablesEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 D.C. United 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 59 Conference Semi-finals & 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
2 New England Revolution 34 17 13 4 51 37 +14 55 Conference Semi-finals
3 Columbus Crew SC 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10 52 Knockout round
4 New York Red Bulls 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5 50
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7 49
6 Philadelphia Union 34 10 12 12 51 51 0 42
7 Toronto FC 34 11 15 8 44 54 −10 41
8 Houston Dynamo 34 11 17 6 39 58 −19 39
9 Chicago Fire 34 6 10 18 41 51 −10 36
10 Montreal Impact 34 6 18 10 38 58 −20 28
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Western ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Seattle Sounders FC 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 Conference Semi-finals & 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61 Conference Semi-finals
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56 Knockout round
4 FC Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54
5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 50
6 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
7 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32 33
8 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19 32
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15 30
Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.

Overall tableEdit

Note: the table below has no impact on playoff qualification and is used solely for determining host of the MLS Cup, certain CCL spots, the Supporters' Shield trophy, seeding in the 2015 Canadian Championship, and position in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. The conference tables are the sole determinant for teams qualifying for the playoffs.

Pos Team Pld W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Seattle Sounders FC (SS, W1) 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 1 4
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 2
3 D.C. United (E1) 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 59 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 3
4 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 5
5 New England Revolution 34 17 13 4 51 46 +5 55
6 FC Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54
7 Columbus Crew 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10 52
8 New York Red Bulls 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5 50
9 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 34 12 8 14 42 40 +2 50 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 6
10 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7 49
11 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
12 Philadelphia Union 34 10 12 12 51 51 0 42
13 Toronto FC 34 11 15 8 44 54 −10 41
14 Houston Dynamo 34 11 17 6 39 58 −19 39
15 Chicago Fire 34 6 10 18 41 51 −10 36
16 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 −32 33
17 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 −19 32
18 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 −15 30
19 Montreal Impact 34 6 18 10 38 58 −20 28 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League 7
Updated to match(es) played on October 26, 2014 11:36 PM, EDT. Source: MLSSoccer.com

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner; (E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (W1) = Western Conference champion

Tie-breakingEdit

The teams are awarded three points for a win, one point for a tie (draw) and zero points for a loss. If teams have an equal number of points the following tie-breaking procedures apply:[3] The second and third tiebreakers, goal differential and goals scored, have swapped places from the 2013 season.[32]

  1. Most wins
  2. Goal differential (GD)
  3. Goals for (GF)
  4. Fewest disciplinary points (foul - one point, first yellow card - three points, second yellow card (resulting in red card) - five points, straight red card - six points, disciplinary committee suspension - six points)
  5. Road goals
  6. Road goal differential
  7. Home goals
  8. Home goal differential
  9. Coin toss (two teams) or drawing of lots (three or more)

MLS Cup PlayoffsEdit

East Knockout
   
E4 New York Red Bulls 2
E5 Sporting Kansas City 1
West Knockout
   
W4 FC Dallas 2
W5 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1


  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2014
                                     
E1 D.C. United 0 2 2  
E4 New York Red Bulls 2 1 3  
  E4 New York Red Bulls 1 2 3  
Eastern Conference
  E2 New England Revolution 2 2 4  
E2 New England Revolution 4 3 7
E3 Columbus Crew 2 1 3  
  E2 New England Revolution 1
  W2 LA Galaxy (a.e.t.) 2
W1 Seattle Sounders FC (a) 1 0 1  
W4 FC Dallas 1 0 1  
  W1 Seattle Sounders FC 0 2 2
Western Conference
  W2 LA Galaxy (a) 1 1 2  
W2 LA Galaxy 0 5 5
W3 Real Salt Lake 0 0 0  

StatisticsEdit

Full article: MLS Golden Boot

Top goalkeepersEdit

(Minimum 1,500 minutes played)

Rank Goalkeeper Nation Club
GAA SV GA Mins GP SO
1 Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake 1.04 71 25 2160 24 7
2 Eric Kronberg   USA Sporting Kansas City 1.10 45 22 1800 20 7
3 Bill Hamid   USA D.C. United 1.13 110 34 2700 30 10
4 Jaime Penedo   PAN LA Galaxy 1.14 81 33 2610 29 8
5 David Ousted   DEN Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1.18 96 40 3060 34 13
6 Steve Clark   USA Columbus Crew 1.24 111 42 3060 34 8
Raúl Fernández   PER FC Dallas 1.24 66 25 1818 20 4
8 Bobby Shuttleworth   USA New England Revolution 1.25 94 40 2880 32 8
9 Donovan Ricketts   JAM Portland Timbers 1.38 105 44 2861 32 7
10 Jon Busch   USA San Jose Earthquakes 1.47 138 50 3060 34 6
Luis Robles   USA New York Red Bulls 1.47 111 50 3060 34 6
Stefan Frei    SWI Seattle Sounders FC 1.47 99 50 3060 34 9

Source:[36]

Individual awardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month MLS Player of the Month
Player Nat Club Link
March Mauro Díaz   ARG FC Dallas 2G 1A
April Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC 7G 2A
May Dom Dwyer   USA Sporting Kansas City 6G 0A
June Eric Kronberg   USA Sporting Kansas City 6SV 0GA
July Benny Feilhaber   USA Sporting Kansas City 2G 1A
August Landon Donovan   USA LA Galaxy 3G 6A
September Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC 5G 1A
October Lee Nguyen   USA New England Revolution 5G

Weekly awardsEdit

Week MLS Player of the Week AT&T Goal of the Week MLS Save of the Week
Player Nat Club Player Nat Club Player Nat Club
Week 1 Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake Sebastián Fernández   URU Vancouver Whitecaps FC Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 2 Jermain Defoe   ENG Toronto FC Kyle Beckerman   USA Real Salt Lake Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 3 Bernardo Añor   VEN Columbus Crew Fabián Castillo   COL FC Dallas David Ousted   DEN Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Week 4 Graham Zusi   USA Sporting Kansas City Dom Dwyer   ENG Sporting Kansas City Dan Kennedy   USA Chivas USA
Week 5 Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC José Mari   ESP Colorado Rapids Chris Seitz   USA FC Dallas
Week 6 Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC Chris Seitz   USA FC Dallas
Week 7 Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Júlio César   BRA Toronto FC
Week 8 Bradley Wright-Phillips   ENG New York Red Bulls Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Tally Hall   USA Houston Dynamo
Week 9 Joao Plata   ECU Real Salt Lake Gastón Fernández   ARG Portland Timbers Eric Kronberg   USA Sporting Kansas City
Week 10 Harrison Shipp   USA Chicago Fire Javier Morales   ARG Real Salt Lake Raúl Fernández   PER FC Dallas
Week 11 Federico Higuaín   ARG Columbus Crew Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Jeff Attinella   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 12 Landon Donovan   USA LA Galaxy Erik Hurtado   USA Vancouver Whitecaps FC Donovan Ricketts   JAM Portland Timbers
Week 13 Deshorn Brown   JAM Colorado Rapids Will Johnson   CAN Portland Timbers Jeff Attinella   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 14 Fanendo Adi   NGA Portland Timbers Fabian Castillo   COL FC Dallas Dan Kennedy   USA Chivas USA
Week 15 Luis Silva   USA D.C. United (not awarded) (not awarded)
Week 16 Jack McInerney   USA Montreal Impact Jack McInerney   USA Montreal Impact David Ousted   DEN Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Week 17 Erick Torres   MEX Chivas USA Erick Torres   MEX Chivas USA Donovan Ricketts   JAM Portland Timbers
Week 18 Thierry Henry   FRA New York Red Bulls Deshorn Brown   JAM Colorado Rapids Donovan Ricketts   JAM Portland Timbers
Week 19 Benny Feilhaber   USA Sporting Kansas City Diego Valeri   ARG Portland Timbers Steve Clark   USA Columbus Crew
Week 20 Yannick Djaló   POR San Jose Earthquakes Graham Zusi   USA Sporting Kansas City Jaime Penedo   PAN LA Galaxy
Week 21 Robbie Keane   IRE LA Galaxy Dax McCarty   USA New York Red Bulls Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 22 Chris Schuler   USA Real Salt Lake Diego Valeri   ARG Portland Timbers Jon Kempin   USA Sporting Kansas City
Week 23 Tesho Akindele   CAN FC Dallas Dillon Serna   USA Colorado Rapids Jon Kempin   USA Sporting Kansas City
Week 24 Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Clint Irwin   USA Colorado Rapids
Week 25 Landon Donovan   USA LA Galaxy Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 26 Landon Donovan   USA LA Galaxy Thierry Henry   FRA New York Red Bulls Jon Busch   USA San Jose Earthquakes
Week 27 Blas Pérez   PAN FC Dallas Lamar Neagle   USA Seattle Sounders FC Joe Bendik   USA Toronto FC
Week 28 Bradley Wright-Phillips   ENG New York Red Bulls Diego Valeri   ARG Portland Timbers Luis Robles   USA New York Red Bulls
Week 29 Landon Donovan   USA LA Galaxy Obafemi Martins   NGA Seattle Sounders FC Steve Clark   USA Columbus Crew
Week 30 Sebastián Fernández   URU Vancouver Whitecaps FC Marco Pappa   GUA Seattle Sounders FC Clint Irwin   USA Colorado Rapids
Week 31 Diego Valeri   ARG Portland Timbers Graham Zusi   USA Sporting Kansas City Andy Gruenebaun   USA Sporting Kansas City
Week 32 Lee Nguyen   USA New England Revolution Lee Nguyen   USA New England Revolution Nick Rimando   USA Real Salt Lake
Week 33 Marco Pappa   GUA Seattle Sounders FC Kyle Beckerman   USA Real Salt Lake Donovan Ricketts   JAM Portland Timbers

The player of the week is voted on by North American sports journalists. All other weekly and monthly awards are decided by an online fan vote.

ScoringEdit

Player Nation For Against Result Date
Clint Dempsey   USA Seattle Sounders FC Portland Timbers 4–4[38] April 5, 2014
Bradley Wright-Phillips   ENG New York Red Bulls Houston Dynamo 4–0[39] April 23, 2014
Bradley Wright-Phillips   ENG New York Red Bulls Chicago Fire 4–5[40] May 10, 2014
Harry Shipp   USA Chicago Fire New York Red Bulls 5–4[40] May 10, 2014
Javier Morales   ARG Real Salt Lake Houston Dynamo 5–2[41] May 11, 2014
Luis Silva   USA DC United Montreal Impact 4–2[42] June 11, 2014
Tesho Akindele   CAN FC Dallas San Jose Earthquakes 5–0[43] August 16, 2014
Bradley Wright-Phillips   ENG New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders FC 4–1[44] September 20, 2014

DisciplineEdit

End of season awardsEdit

 
Robbie Keane of the LA Galaxy was the season's Most Valuable Player
Award Player/Club
Most Valuable Player Robbie Keane[45]
Defender of the Year Chad Marshall[46]
Goalkeeper of the Year Bill Hamid[47]
Coach of the Year Ben Olsen[48]
Rookie of the Year Tesho Akindele[49]
Newcomer of the Year Pedro Morales[50]
Comeback Player of the Year Rodney Wallace[51]
Golden Boot Bradley Wright-Phillips[52]
Fair Play Player Award Michael Parkhurst[53]
Fair Play Team Award Philadelphia Union[53]
Humanitarian of the Year A. J. DeLaGarza
Referee of the Year Mark Geiger[54]
Assistant Referee of the Year Paul Scott[54]
Goal of the Year Obafemi Martins[55]
Save of the Year Luis Robles[56]

MLS Best XIEdit

Year Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards
2014   Bill Hamid, D.C. United   Chad Marshall, Seattle
  Bobby Boswell, D.C. United
  Omar Gonzalez, Los Angeles
  Lee Nguyen, New England
  Landon Donovan, Los Angeles
  Diego Valeri, Portland
  Thierry Henry, New York
  Robbie Keane, Los Angeles
  Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
  Obafemi Martins, Seattle

Source:[57]

CoachesEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Western ConferenceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Impact's first three home games were played at the Olympic Stadium. The Impact played its first home game at Saputo Stadium on April 26, 2014 against the Philadelphia Union.

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