Odds to win the MLS Cup: Los Angeles FC remain favourites to repeat, D.C. United worth watching
LAFC are the only remaining undefeated team in MLS. Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP.

We're over a third of the way through the MLS regular season, so let's take a peek at who's in shape to lift the MLS Cup.

The latest: Los Angeles FC won last year's cup and are favourites to do it all again in 2023. But Nashville SC might have something to say about that — and we're also keeping an eye on D.C. United. Toronto FC's title odds have plummeted after a disasterous start.

Here are the latest MLS Cup odds.

MLS Cup odds

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TeamOdds (May 26)Odds (May 8)Preseason Odds
Los Angeles FC+450+400+450
FC Cincinnati+700+800+2,500
Philadelphia Union+800+1,600+600
New England Revolution+1,100+1,100+2,800
Seattle Sounders+1,200+900+1,800
St. Louis City SC+1,400+1,600N/A
Nashville SC+1,400+1,400+1,400
Atlanta United+1,600+1,100+2,200
Orlando City+2,500+2,500+3,500
New York City FC+2,500+1,400+800
Austin FC+2,500+4,000+800
Columbus Crew+2,500+2,800+3,300
D.C. United+3,300+3,300+5,000

MLS Cup odds as of 4:25 p.m. ET on 05/26/2023.

Best MLS Cup odds

The favourite: Los Angeles FC (+450)

LAFC took home the trophy last season thanks to some heroic performances in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Even with Gareth Bale out the door, it doesn't look like they've missed much of a beat. Los Angeles has suffered just one loss this season, having won seven games and drawn four.

They currently sit first in the Western Conference table — two points clear of the Seattle Sounders with two games in hand.

The reigning champs have scored the fourth-most goals per game (1.91) and are tied for the best goal differential (plus-13). Most of this dominance has occurred at home, where LAFC is 5-1-0 with a plus-10 GD.

The highlight of the season so far is battering a very good New England side, 4-0. They also have the most dominant player in the league at the moment in Denis Bouanga, who leads the league with 10 goals in his 12 appearances.

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Best value: Nashville SC (+1,400)

Nashville is one of the hottest teams in MLS, picking up points in six straight games and winning four of its past five fixtures.

The Music sit second in the Eastern Conference with seven wins and four draws in 14 games and own a conference-best plus-10 goal differential.

They're on quite the roll and now would be the time to back them. The East doesn't feature any team that's a cut above the rest, though Cincinnati and New England both boast capable squads.

Hany Mukhtar is leading the team with eight goals but Nashville's real calling card is its defence. The squad has conceded only nine goals all season, which is the fewest in the league.

TeamOdds (May. 26)
San Jose Earthquakes+4,000
FC Dallas+4,000
Vancouver Whitecaps+5,000
LA Galaxy+5,000
Inter Miami CF+5,000
Houston Dynamo+5,000
Minnesota United FC+6,000
New York Red Bulls+6,600
Portland Timbers+6,600
Toronto FC+6,600

Team to watch: D.C. United (+3,300)

After a brutal first seven games to start the season (1-2-4), D.C. United have rebounded nicely.

The team has picked up points in six of its last seven games with four wins and two draws. That has D.C. back in the hunt. It's a little early to talk playoffs but that's where the black and red look to be in Wayne Rooney's first full season as the manager.

Keep an eye on this team because it could turn some heads.

Canadian MLS Cup odds

Let's take a look at the three Canadian teams in MLS and see how they stack up a third of the way through the season:

TeamOdds (May 26)
Vancouver Whitecaps+5,000
Toronto FC+6,600
CF Montreal+15,000
  • Toronto FC are not worth a siff at 66-to-1. The Reds have some of the best top-end talents in MLS with Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi upfront but they've done nothing with the duo all season. Through 14 games, TFC are dead last in the Eastern Conference.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps were 150-to-1 to win this trophy before the season and those odds have been cut into a third. That said, we still don't expect them to do too much this year. The team plays good defence with a lack of compelling offence, which explains its five draws through 13 games.
  • CF Montreal were the only Canadian team to make the MLS Cup playoffs last season and that likely won't be the case this year. Wilfried Nancy — the team's longtime coach — left for the Columbus Crew over the offseason and through 10 games the team is 5-0-8 with a minus-10 goal differential.

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