MLS Cup Results

** indicates that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 play was shortened to 23 games (instead of 34), returned to play with the MLS is Back Tournament, and had expanded playoffs.

* indicates MLS Supporters' Shield winner (est. 1999) for most points in the regular season

YearChampionResult Runner-upVenueDateTV
2022Los Angeles FC (LAFC) *3-3 (3-0 on PKs)Philadelphia UnionBanc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California11/5/2022Fox
2021New York City FC1-1 (4-2 on PKs)Portland TimbersProvidence Park, Portland, Oregon12/11/2021ABC
2020**Columbus Crew SC3-0 Seattle Sounders FCMAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio12/12/2020Fox
2019Seattle Sounders FC3-1 Toronto FCCenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington11/10/2019ABC
2018Atlanta United FC2-0 Portland TimbersMercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia12/8/2018Fox
2017Toronto FC *2-0 Seattle Sounders FCBMO Field, Toronto, Ontario12/9/2017ESPN
2016Seattle Sounders FC0-0 (5-4 on PKs)Toronto FCBMO Field, Toronto, Ontario12/10/2016Fox
2015Portland Timbers2-1 Columbus Crew SCMAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio12/6/2015ESPN
2014Los Angeles Galaxy2-1(e.t.)New England RevolutionStubHub Center, Carson, California12/7/2014ESPN
2013Sporting Kansas City1-1(7-6 on PKs)Real Salt LakeSporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas12/7/2013ESPN
2012Los Angeles Galaxy3-1 Houston DynamoHome Depot Center, Carson, California12/1/2012ESPN
2011Los Angeles Galaxy *1-0 Houston DynamoHome Depot Center, Carson, California11/20/2011ESPN
2010Colorado Rapids2-1 (e.t.)FC DallasBMO Field, Toronto, Ontario11/21/2010ESPN
2009Real Salt Lake1-1 (5-4 on PKs)Los Angeles GalaxyQwest Field, Seattle, Washington11/22/2009ESPN
2008Columbus Crew *3-1 New York Red BullsHome Depot Center, Carson, California11/23/2008ABC
2007Houston Dynamo2-1 New England RevolutionRFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.11/18/2007ABC
2006Houston Dynamo1-1 (4-3 on PKs)New England RevolutionPizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas11/12/2006ABC
2005Los Angeles Galaxy1-0 (e.t.)New England RevolutionPizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas11/13/2005ABC
2004D.C. United3-2 Kansas City WizardsHome Depot Center, Carson, California11/14/2004ABC
2003San Jose Earthquakes4-2 Chicago Fire *Home Depot Center, Carson, California11/23/2003ABC
2002Los Angeles Galaxy *1-0(e.t.)New England RevolutionGillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts10/20/2002ABC
2001San Jose Earthquakes2-1(e.t.)Los Angeles GalaxyCrew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio10/21/2001ABC
2000Kansas City Wizards *1-0 Chicago FireRFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.10/15/2000ABC
1999D.C. United *2-0 Los Angeles GalaxyFoxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts11/21/1999ABC
1998Chicago Fire2-0 D.C. UnitedRose Bowl, Pasadena, California10/25/1998ABC
1997D.C. United *2-1 Colorado RapidsRFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.10/26/1997ABC
1996D.C. United3-2 (e.t.)Los Angeles GalaxyFoxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts10/20/1996ABC

Note: The 2019 season switched the MLS playoffs to a single-elimination knockout tournament (compared to the two-leg series of years past). If tied, teams play 30 minutes of extra time (e.t.), followed by a penalty kick (PK) shootout, if needed.