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The 2019 Major League Soccer season is the 24th season of Major League Soccer. The regular season began on March 2, 2019, and will end on October 6. The MLS Cup Playoffs will begin on October 19, and conclude with MLS Cup 2019 on November 10, under a new format that differs from previous seasons. The playoffs will use single-match rounds and include 14 teams.[1]

Major League Soccer
Season2019
Matches played314
Goals scored956 (3.04 per match)
Top goalscorerCarlos Vela
(26 goals)
Best goalkeeperBrad Guzan
(13 shutouts)
Biggest home win6 goals:
SKC 7–1 MTL
(March 30)
MIN 7–1 CIN
(June 29)
Biggest away win5 goals:
SJ 0–5 LAFC
(March 30)
Highest scoring9 goals:
COL 6–3 MTL
(August 3)
Longest winning run5 games:
LA Galaxy
(March 16 – April 24)
Atlanta United FC
(April 27 – May 19)
Longest unbeaten run12 games:
New York City FC
(April 6 – July 7)
Longest winless run11 games:
Colorado Rapids
(March 2 – May 19)
Longest losing run8 games:
Colorado Rapids
(March 23 – May 19)
Highest attendance72,548
ATL 3–0 LA
(August 3)
Lowest attendance6,074
CHI 5–0 NE
(May 8)
Total attendance6,582,994
Average attendance21,087
2018
2020
All statistics correct as of August 18, 2019.

FC Cincinnati joined the league as an expansion franchise, bringing the total number of clubs to 24.[2] Minnesota United FC opened their first soccer-specific stadium, Allianz Field, on April 13.[3]

Atlanta United FC are the defending MLS Cup champions, while New York Red Bulls are the defending Supporters' Shield winners.[4][5]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

  1. ^ Non-soccer specific stadium and artificially reduced capacity.

The Portland Timbers announced in late 2018 that, due to expansion construction at Providence Park, they would play the first 12 games of the 2019 season on the road. The construction, which added about 4000 seats (bringing the total capacity to just over 25,000), also included a completely remodeled east side of the stadium, an updated concourse and concession stands on the west side of the stadium, a new scoreboard, ribbon boards and video board, and new turf. The stadium was expected to be ready to host MLS games in May or June 2019.[6] The first home game for Portland in their renovated stadium was held on June 1, 2019, against Los Angeles FC.[7]

Two stadiums were renamed during the season. First, on June 4, Exploria Resorts acquired the naming rights to Orlando City Stadium, which was accordingly renamed Exploria Stadium.[8] Then, on June 13, the U.S. arm of the Spanish multinational bank BBVA announced a rebranding of the U.S. operations from "BBVA Compass" to "BBVA". As part of the rebranding, BBVA Compass Stadium became simply BBVA Stadium.[9]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Note: All teams use Adidas as kit manufacturer.

Team Head coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Atlanta United FC   Frank de Boer   Michael Parkhurst American Family Insurance
Chicago Fire   Veljko Paunović   Dax McCarty Motorola
FC Cincinnati   Ron Jans[a]   Kendall Waston Mercy Health[10]
Colorado Rapids   Conor Casey[b]   Tim Howard Transamerica
Columbus Crew SC   Caleb Porter   Wil Trapp Acura
D.C. United   Ben Olsen   Wayne Rooney Leidos
FC Dallas   Luchi Gonzalez   Reto Ziegler AdvoCare
Houston Dynamo   Davy Arnaud[c]   DaMarcus Beasley MD Anderson
LA Galaxy   Guillermo Barros Schelotto   Zlatan Ibrahimović Herbalife
Los Angeles FC   Bob Bradley   Carlos Vela YouTube TV
Minnesota United FC   Adrian Heath   Osvaldo Alonso Target
Montreal Impact   Wílmer Cabrera[d]   Ignacio Piatti Bank of Montreal
New England Revolution   Bruce Arena[e]   Carles Gil UnitedHealthcare
New York City FC   Domènec Torrent   Alexander Ring Etihad Airways
New York Red Bulls   Chris Armas   Luis Robles Red Bull
Orlando City SC   James O'Connor   Nani Orlando Health
Philadelphia Union   Jim Curtin   Alejandro Bedoya Bimbo Bakeries USA
Portland Timbers   Giovanni Savarese   Diego Valeri Alaska Airlines
Real Salt Lake   Freddy Juarez[f]   Kyle Beckerman LifeVantage
San Jose Earthquakes   Matías Almeyda   Chris Wondolowski
Seattle Sounders FC   Brian Schmetzer   Nicolás Lodeiro Zulily
Sporting Kansas City   Peter Vermes   Matt Besler Ivy Funds
Toronto FC   Greg Vanney   Michael Bradley Bank of Montreal
Vancouver Whitecaps FC   Marc Dos Santos   Jon Erice Bell Canada
  1. ^ Jans was named head coach on August 4, replacing interim head coach Yoann Damet, who took over after FC Cincinnati relieved Alan Koch of his duties on May 7.
  2. ^ Casey was named interim head coach on May 1 following the Rapids' announcement that the club had relieved Anthony Hudson of his duties as head coach.
  3. ^ Arnaud was named interim head coach on August 13 following the Dynamo's announcement that the club had relieved Wílmer Cabrera of his duties as head coach.
  4. ^ Cabrera was named head coach on August 21 following the Impact's announcement that the club had relieved Rémi Garde of his duties as head coach.
  5. ^ Arena was named head coach on May 14, replacing interim head coach Mike Lapper, who took over after the Revolution relieved Brad Friedel of his duties on May 9.
  6. ^ Juarez was named interim head coach on August 11, after the announcement that RSL would relieve Mike Petke of his duties as head coach.

Coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing coach Manner of
departure
Date of
vacancy
Position in table Incoming coach Date of
appointment
Vancouver Whitecaps FC   Craig Dalrymple (interim) End of interim period November 7, 2018 Pre-season   Marc Dos Santos November 7, 2018
FC Dallas   Óscar Pareja Resigned November 16, 2018   Luchi Gonzalez December 16, 2018
Columbus Crew SC   Gregg Berhalter Signed by United States November 29, 2018   Caleb Porter January 4, 2019
Atlanta United FC   Tata Martino End of contract December 18, 2018   Frank de Boer December 23, 2018
LA Galaxy   Dominic Kinnear (interim) End of interim period January 2, 2019   Guillermo Barros Schelotto January 2, 2019
Colorado Rapids   Anthony Hudson Fired May 1, 2019 12th in West, 24th overall   Conor Casey (interim) May 1, 2019
FC Cincinnati   Alan Koch May 7, 2019 11th in East, 22nd overall   Yoann Damet (interim) May 7, 2019
New England Revolution   Brad Friedel May 9, 2019 12th in East, 23rd overall   Mike Lapper (interim) May 9, 2019
  Mike Lapper (interim) End of interim period May 14, 2019 12th in East, 21st overall   Bruce Arena May 14, 2019
FC Cincinnati   Yoann Damet (interim) August 4, 2019 12th in East, 24th overall   Ron Jans August 4, 2019
Real Salt Lake   Mike Petke Fired August 10, 2019 6th in West, 10th overall   Freddy Juarez (interim) August 11, 2019
Houston Dynamo   Wílmer Cabrera August 13, 2019 9th in West, 17th overall   Davy Arnaud (interim) August 13, 2019
Montreal Impact   Rémi Garde August 21, 2019 7th in West, 15th overall   Wílmer Cabrera August 21, 2019

Regular seasonEdit

FormatEdit

Each club will play 34 games, including 17 home games and 17 away games. Teams will face each of their conference opponents twice during the season and non-conference opponents once. Half of the non-conference games will be played at home, and half of the non-conference games will be played away from home.[11]

Conference standingsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlanta United FC 27 15 9 3 46 30 +16 48 Conference Semifinals & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Philadelphia Union 28 14 8 6 51 41 +10 48 Conference Quarterfinals & 2020 Leagues Cup
3 New York City FC 26 13 5 8 48 33 +15 47
4 New York Red Bulls 28 12 11 5 47 42 +5 41
5 D.C. United 29 10 10 9 36 38 −2 39
6 New England Revolution 27 10 9 8 40 46 −6 38 Conference Quarterfinals
7 Toronto FC[a] 27 10 10 7 43 44 −1 37
8 Montreal Impact[a] 28 10 14 4 40 52 −12 34
9 Orlando City SC 28 9 12 7 35 36 −1 34
10 Chicago Fire 29 8 12 9 43 42 +1 33
11 Columbus Crew SC 28 7 15 6 29 42 −13 27
12 FC Cincinnati 26 5 18 3 26 61 −35 18
Updated to match(es) played on August 24, 2019. Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.

Western ConferenceEdit

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC (T) 26 19 3 4 71 25 +46 61 Conference Semifinals & 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
2 Seattle Sounders FC 27 12 8 7 42 40 +2 43 Conference Quarterfinals & 2020 Leagues Cup
3 Minnesota United FC 27 12 9 6 44 37 +7 42
4 LA Galaxy 26 13 11 2 35 38 −3 41
5 Real Salt Lake 26 12 10 4 38 34 +4 40
6 San Jose Earthquakes 26 11 10 5 42 42 0 38 Conference Quarterfinals
7 Portland Timbers 26 11 11 4 42 40 +2 37
8 FC Dallas 27 10 10 7 39 36 +3 37
9 Sporting Kansas City 27 9 11 7 40 45 −5 34
10 Houston Dynamo 26 9 13 4 37 43 −6 31
11 Colorado Rapids 26 7 13 6 43 52 −9 27
12 Vancouver Whitecaps FC[a] 27 6 12 9 27 45 −18 27
Updated to match(es) played on August 23, 2019. Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots
(T) Qualified, but not yet to the particular phase indicated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.

Overall tableEdit

The leading team in this table wins the Supporters Shield.

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Los Angeles FC 26 19 3 4 71 25 +46 61 2020 CONCACAF Champions League[a]
2 Atlanta United FC 27 15 9 3 46 30 +16 48
3 Philadelphia Union 28 14 8 6 51 41 +10 48
4 New York City FC 26 13 5 8 48 33 +15 47
5 Seattle Sounders FC 27 12 8 7 42 40 +2 43
6 Minnesota United FC 27 12 9 6 44 37 +7 42
7 LA Galaxy 26 13 11 2 35 38 −3 41
8 New York Red Bulls 28 12 11 5 47 42 +5 41
9 Real Salt Lake 26 12 10 4 38 34 +4 40
10 D.C. United 29 10 10 9 36 38 −2 39
11 San Jose Earthquakes 26 11 10 5 42 42 0 38
12 New England Revolution 27 10 9 8 40 46 −6 38
13 Portland Timbers 26 11 11 4 42 40 +2 37
14 FC Dallas (E) 27 10 10 7 39 36 +3 37
15 Toronto FC (E) 27 10 10 7 43 44 −1 37
16 Montreal Impact (E) 28 10 14 4 40 52 −12 34
17 Orlando City SC (E) 28 9 12 7 35 36 −1 34
18 Sporting Kansas City (E) 27 9 11 7 40 45 −5 34
19 Chicago Fire (E) 29 8 12 9 43 42 +1 33
20 Houston Dynamo (E) 26 9 13 4 37 43 −6 31
21 Colorado Rapids (E) 26 7 13 6 43 52 −9 27
22 Columbus Crew SC (E) 28 7 15 6 29 42 −13 27
23 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (E) 27 6 12 9 27 45 −18 27
24 FC Cincinnati (E) 26 5 18 3 26 61 −35 18
Updated to match(es) played on August 24, 2019. 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) coin toss or drawing of lots
(E) Eliminated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Supporters' Shield champions (USA2)

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Home \ Away ATL CHI CIN CLB COL DAL DC HOU LA LFC MIN MTL NE NYC NY ORL PHI POR RSL SEA SJ SKC TOR VAN
Atlanta United FC 2–0 1–1 15 Sep 1–0 1–2 2–0 5–0 3–0 3–0 2–1 6 Oct 2–1 3–3 1–0 1–1 21 Sep 2–0
Chicago Fire 5–1 1–2 2–2 4–1 14 Sep 0–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–4 29 Sep 1–1
FC Cincinnati 19 Sep 22 Sep 26 Aug 1–4 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–4 0–2 29 Sep 0–2 3–0 0–3 1–1 8 Sep 1–2
Columbus Crew SC 2–0 1 Sep 2–2 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–3 2–1 1–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 29 Sep 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–2
Colorado Rapids 3–1 3–2 30 Sep 2–3 1–4 12 Sep 1–0 1–0 6–3 1–2 1–2 3–3 2–3 8 Sep 2–1 1–1 2–3
FC Dallas 1 Sep 2–1 2–0 26 Aug 2–0 1–1 5–3 1–1 23 Sep 1–3 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 6 Oct 3–0 2–2
D.C. United 2–0 3–3 6 Oct 3–1 2–1 0–4 0–0 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 1–5 5–0 23 Sep 1–1 1–0 1–1
Houston Dynamo 0–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 2–1 6 Oct 1–3 12 Sep 2–1 4–0 22 Sep 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–2
LA Galaxy 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 3–2 22 Sep 1–2 0–2 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–2 1–3 16 Sep 2–0 30 Sep
Los Angeles FC 4–3 0–0 2–0 6 Oct 2–0 26 Sep 26 Aug 2 Sep 4–2 4–2 4–1 2–1 4–1 4–0 2–1 22 Sep 6–1
Minnesota United FC 7–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 30 Sep 3–3 1–1 2–3 1–0 15 Sep 1–1 3–1 26 Sep 0–0
Montreal Impact 29 Sep 1–0 15 Sep 1–0 3–3 1 Sep 2–3 0–0 0–2 6 Oct 0–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 29 Aug
New England Revolution 0–2 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 0–3 29 Sep 1–0 4–1 1–1 22 Sep 3–1 1 Sep 4–0
New York City FC 26 Sep 1–0 5–2 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–2 0–0 7 Sep 2–1 1–1 4–2 0–1 3–0 14 Sep 3–1 12 Sep
New York Red Bulls 1–0 3–1 1–0 2–3 1 Sep 29 Sep 3–2 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–1 0–1 23 Sep 4–0 4–1 2–0 2–2
Orlando City SC 0–1 6 Oct 5–1 1–0 4–3 2–0 1–2 0–1 8 Sep 1–3 15 Sep 2–2 0–1 1–3 1–0 0–2 1–0
Philadelphia Union 1 Sep 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 15 Sep 3–0 6–1 6 Oct 3–2 2–2 1–3 0–0 1–3
Portland Timbers 0–2 3–2 2–2 1–0 16 Sep 4–0 4–0 2–3 22 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 1–1 1 Sep 1–2 6 Oct 8 Sep 3–1
Real Salt Lake 2–1 1–0 25 Aug 2–4 30 Sep 26 Sep 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 12 Sep 2–0 3–0 1–0
Seattle Sounders FC 2–1 4–1 2–0 19 Sep 1–0 2 Sep 1–1 6 Oct 3–3 15 Sep 2–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 2–3 3–2 1–0
San Jose Earthquakes 4–1 1–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–0 0–5 0–3 1–2 1 Sep 26 Sep 3–0 1–0 30 Sep 4–1 25 Aug
Sporting Kansas City 0–3 1–0 22 Sep 0–2 1 Sep 0–2 1–5 1–0 7–1 4–4 2–2 2–0 30 Sep 1–2 3–2 2–1 1–1
Toronto FC 3–2 2–2 2–1 6 Oct 15 Sep 0–0 1–3 4–3 2–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 2–2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0–1 21 Sep 2–2 2–1 1–0 15 Sep 0–2 1–0 2–3 1 Sep 1–1 1–0 6 Oct 0–0 1–3 0–3 1–1
Updated to match(es) played on August 24, 2019. Source: MLS
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

The MLS Cup Playoffs were expanded from 12 teams to 14 for the 2019 season, eliminating the former two-legged series and re-seeding in favor of a shorter playoff format. The top seven teams in each conference will advance to a single elimination bracket, with the top team in each conference earning a first round bye. The MLS Cup Final is scheduled to take place on November 10, 2019.[1]

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

As of August 18, 2019[citation needed]
Pos. Team GP Cumulative High Low Mean
1 Atlanta United FC 14 736,549 72,548 42,537 52,611
2 Seattle Sounders FC 13 514,778 50,072 37,722 39,598
3 FC Cincinnati 12 331,878 32,250 25,095 27,657
4 Portland Timbers 9 226,962 25,218 25,218 25,218
5 Toronto FC 14 348,325 26,256 22,651 24,880
6 LA Galaxy 14 320,627 27,088 19,015 22,902
7 Orlando City SC 13 296,703 25,527 22,341 22,823
8 Los Angeles FC 11 244,593 22,511 22,001 22,236
9 New York City FC 11 224,625 24,451 18,113 20,420
10 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 13 261,790 27,837 16,138 20,138
11 Minnesota United FC 14 276,341 19,906 19,600 19,739
12 San Jose Earthquakes 13 249,839 50,850 15,232 19,218
13 Sporting Kansas City 13 244,068 19,979 17,897 18,774
14 Real Salt Lake 13 231,515 19,030 15,949 17,809
15 D.C. United 14 246,121 20,600 12,521 17,580
16 New York Red Bulls 14 237,300 20,128 11,115 16,950
17 Philadelphia Union 13 215,922 18,767 12,890 16,609
18 Montreal Impact 12 178,024 19,619 11,966 16,197
19 Houston Dynamo 14 215,975 19,531 12,601 15,427
20 New England Revolution 13 198,839 25,515 9,422 15,295
21 Columbus Crew SC 15 213,633 20,865 9,687 14,242
22 Colorado Rapids 14 198,929 16,998 10,794 14,209
23 FC Dallas 13 190,764 19,096 11,911 13,626
24 Chicago Fire 15 178,894 18,232 6,074 11,926
 – Total 314 6,582,994 72,548 6,074 21,087

Highest attendancesEdit

As of August 3, 2019[citation needed]

Regular season

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Week Stadium
1 Atlanta United 3–0 LA Galaxy 72,548 August 3, 2019 22 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
2 Atlanta United 1–1 FC Cincinnati 70,382 March 10, 2019 2 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
3 Atlanta United 1–0 Orlando City SC 68,152 May 12, 2019 11 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
4 Atlanta United 3–3 New York Red Bulls 68,077 July 7, 2019 18 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
5 Atlanta United 2–0 Chicago Fire 67,502 June 1, 2019 14 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
6 San Jose Earthquakes 3–0 LA Galaxy 50,850 June 29, 2019 17 Stanford Stadium
7 Seattle Sounders 1–2 Portland Timbers 50,072 July 21, 2019 20 CenturyLink Field
8 Atlanta United 2–1 Montreal Impact 44,627 June 29, 2019 17 Mercedes-Benz Stadium
9 Seattle Sounders 1–0 Vancouver Whitecaps 44,489 June 29, 2019 17 CenturyLink Field
10 Atlanta United 2–0 D.C. United 44,405 July 21, 2019 20 Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Player statisticsEdit

ShutoutsEdit

As of August 21, 2019
Rank Player Club Shutouts[14]
1   Brad Guzan Atlanta United FC 12
2   Bill Hamid D.C. United 9
  Vito Mannone Minnesota United FC
  Tyler Miller Los Angeles FC
5   David Bingham LA Galaxy 8
6   Evan Bush Montreal Impact 7
  Stefan Frei Seattle Sounders FC
  Sean Johnson New York City FC
  Nick Rimando Real Salt Lake
  Brian Rowe Orlando City SC

Hat-tricksEdit

As of August 4, 2019
Player For Against Score Date
  Wayne Rooney D.C. United Real Salt Lake 5−0 March 16
  Krisztián Németh Sporting Kansas City Montreal Impact 7−1 March 30
  Carlos Vela Los Angeles FC San Jose Earthquakes 5−0 March 30
  Diego Rossi Los Angeles FC D.C. United 4−0 April 6
  Chris Wondolowski4 San Jose Earthquakes Chicago Fire 4−1 May 18
  Johnny Russell Sporting Kansas City Seattle Sounders FC 3−2 May 26
  Zlatan Ibrahimović LA Galaxy Los Angeles FC 3−2 July 19
  Kei Kamara Colorado Rapids Montreal Impact 6−3 August 3

4 Scored 4 goals

AwardsEdit

Player of the monthEdit

Month Player Club Stats Ref
March   Carlos Vela Los Angeles FC 5 GP, 6 G, 3 A [15]
April   Carlos Vela Los Angeles FC 5 GP, 5 G, 2 A [16]
May   Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes 2 GP, 6 G [17]
June   Maximiliano Moralez New York City FC 3 GP, 3 G, 6 A [18]
July   Josef Martínez Atlanta United FC 5 GP, 7 G [19]

Player / team of the weekEdit

  • Bold denotes league player of the week.
  • Italics denotes Audi player performance of the week.

Goal of the weekEdit

Player transfersEdit

SuperDraftEdit

The MLS SuperDraft is an annual event, taking place in January of each year, in which the teams of Major League Soccer select players who have graduated from college or otherwise been signed by the league. The first two rounds of 2019 MLS SuperDraft were held on January 11 in Chicago. Rounds three and four of the 2019 SuperDraft were held via a conference call on January 14. FC Cincinnati selected Frankie Amaya with the first overall pick.

Allocation rankingEdit

The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a player who is in the MLS allocation list. The MLS allocation list contains select U.S. National Team players and players transferred outside of MLS garnering a transfer fee of at least $500,000. The allocations are ranked in reverse order of finish for the 2018 season, taking playoff performance into account.[92] As an expansion team, FC Cincinnati took the top spot.

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 season.

Original
ranking
Current
ranking
Club Date allocation used
(Rank on that date)
Player signed Previous club Ref
2 1 San Jose Earthquakes[A] [93]
7 2 Minnesota United
8 3 Houston Dynamo
9 4 New England Revolution
5 5 Chicago Fire[G] [94]
11 6 Vancouver Whitecaps
3 7 Orlando City[D] [95]
13 8 Philadelphia Union
4 9 Colorado Rapids[F] [96]
15 10 FC Dallas
16 11 Los Angeles FC
17 12 Real Salt Lake
18 13 Columbus Crew
19 14 New York City FC
20 15 Seattle Sounders
21 16 Sporting Kansas City
22 17 New York Red Bulls
23 18 Portland Timbers
24 19 Atlanta United
1 20 FC Cincinnati[B][C] [97][98]
12 21 LA Galaxy[D][E] April 11, 2019 (1)   Giancarlo González   Bologna [95]
6 22 Toronto FC[A][B][C][E] December 27, 2018 (1)   Laurent Ciman   Dijon [93][97]
6 22 Toronto FC[A][B][C][E] July 9, 2019 (1)   Omar Gonzalez   Pachuca [98]
14 23 D.C. United[F] August 7, 2019 (1)   Ola Kamara   Shenzhen F.C. [96]
10 24 Montreal Impact[G] August 7, 2019 (1)   Ballou Tabla   Barcelona B [94]
  1. ^ On December 10, 2018, Toronto FC acquired the number 2 allocation ranking from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the number 6 allocation ranking, $75,000 in general allocation money, and $75,000 in targeted allocation money.
  2. ^ On December 27, 2018, Toronto FC acquired the number 1 allocation ranking from FC Cincinnati in exchange for the number 2 allocation ranking and the number 30 overall selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.
  3. ^ On January 23, 2019, Toronto FC acquired the number 1 allocation ranking, $150,000 in 2019 general allocation money, $50,000 in 2020 general allocation money, and $100,000 in targeted allocation money from FC Cincinnati in exchange for the number 24 allocation ranking and defender Nick Hagglund.
  4. ^ On April 11, 2019, LA Galaxy acquired the number 2 allocation ranking from Orlando City in exchange for the number 11 allocation ranking, $300,000 in 2019 targeted allocation money, and $100,000 in 2020 targeted allocation money.
  5. ^ On April 11, 2019, LA Galaxy acquired the number 1 allocation ranking from Toronto FC in exchange for the number 2 allocation ranking and a natural first-round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
  6. ^ On August 7, 2019, D.C. United acquired the number 1 allocation ranking from Colorado Rapids in exchange for the number 11 allocation ranking, $100,000 in 2019 general allocation money, and $100,000 in 2020 general allocation money.
  7. ^ On August 7, 2019, Montreal Impact acquired the number 1 allocation ranking and defender Jorge Corrales from Chicago Fire in exchange for the number 6 allocation ranking, midfielder Michael Azira, and a second-round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.

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