Major League Soccer (MLS) is professional football league conducted by U.S Soccer.The league comprises 22 teams—19 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. The MLS regular season runs from March to October, with each team playing 34 games.In the MLS there are two major silverware are there to compete for.They are ‘The Supporters’ Shield’ which is equivalent to the league titles in European leagues and MLS Cup.Today we will have a look at some of the most successful MLS teams ever based on the number of trophies they have won.US Open Cup(eligible only for clubs from USA) and Canadian Championship(eligible only for Canadian teams)are not taken into account.
Here are the Top 10 Most Successful MLS teams ever –
10.FC Dallas (1 MLS Supporters’ Shield)
Dallas plays its home games at their 20,295-capacity Toyota Stadium, where they have played since 2005. In the club’s early years, Dallas played their home games in the Cotton Bowl.
FC Dallas in 2016 won their first Supporters’ Shield. In 2010 they were runners-up in the MLS Cup, losing to the Colorado Rapids.
9.New York Red Bulls (2 MLS Supporters’ Shield)
New York Red Bulls is one of two MLS franchises representing New York, along with New York City FC.The club was founded in 1995 as ”New York/New Jersey MetroStars”.Their home ground is Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls won the Supporters’ Shield in 2013 and 2015. The team’s prior best result in an MLS season was reaching the MLS Cup final in 2008.
8.Houston Dynamo (2 MLS Cup)
The Dynamo was established on December 15, 2005 when the then owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced that the team was relocating to Houston, Texas after failed attempts in securing a soccer specific stadium in San Jose. The club would then be an expansion team of the league, which began play in 2006.Since 2012, the Dynamo has played home matches at BBVA Compass Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium located in Houston.
Houston Dynamo’s domestic success consists of winning the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cups being in their first two seasons.