MLS Team Stats for Attendance, All Stars, Playoff Appearances, Top 10 Goal Scorers and More

I’ve been working on compiling a spreadsheet full of team stats for each MLS Franchise, which I’m planning on using in an MLS op-ed piece which should be completed within the next few weeks. I thought I would share the data and make a few notes.

The spreadsheet contains data that relates to the following 10 factors for each current MLS franchise:

  1. Number of playoff appearances since 2008 (the last 10 seasons)
  2. Number of conference finals appearances since 2008
  3. Number of MLS Cup appearances since 2008
  4. Number of MLS Cups won since 2008
  5. Number of MLS All-Star appearances from players of each MLS franchise since 2008
  6. Number of MLS Top 10 goal scorers from each MLS franchise since 2008
  7. Number of times each MLS franchise has been in the top 8 of team salaries since 2011 (data before 2011 was hard to come by)
  8. Number of times each MLS franchise has been in the bottom 8 of team salaries since 2011
  9. Number of times each MLS franchise has been in the top 8 of season attendance since 2011 (data before 2011 was hard to come by)
  10. Number of times each MLS franchise has been in the bottom 8 of season attendance since 2011 (data before 2011 was hard to come by)

Below are the top 10 teams for each category:

Most Playoff Appearances Since 2008

Number of times each MLS franchise has made it to the MLS Playoffs since 2008.

Team Playoff Appearances since 2008
New York Red Bulls 9
LA Galaxy 8
Real Salt Lake 8
Seattle Sounders FC 8
Sporting Kansas City 8
Columbus Crew 7
Houston Dynamo 6
FC Dallas 5
New England Revolution 5
Chicago Fire 4
Colorado Rapids 4
D.C. United 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 4
Montreal Impact 3
Portland Timbers 3
San Jose Earthquakes 3
Toronto FC 3
New York City 2
Philadelphia Union 2
Atlanta United 1
Orlando City FC 0

Most Conference Finals Appearances

Number of times each MLS franchise has made it to the MLS Conference Finals since 2008.

Team Conference Final Appearances since 2008
LA Galaxy 5
Houston Dynamo 5
Real Salt Lake 4
Seattle Sounders FC 4
New York Red Bulls 3
Columbus Crew 3
Sporting Kansas City 2
FC Dallas 2
Chicago Fire 2
Colorado Rapids 2
Portland Timbers 2
Toronto FC 2
New England Revolution 1
D.C. United 1
Montreal Impact 1
San Jose Earthquakes 1

MLS Finals Appearances Since 2008

Number of times each MLS franchise has made it to the MLS Finals since 2008.

LA Galaxy 4
Houston Dynamo 2
Real Salt Lake 2
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Columbus Crew 2
Toronto FC 2
New York Red Bulls 1
Sporting Kansas City 1
FC Dallas 1
Colorado Rapids 1
Portland Timbers 1
New England Revolution 1

MLS Cups Won Since 2008

Number of times each MLS franchise has won an MLS Cup since 2008.

Team MLS Cups Won Since 2008
LA Galaxy 3
Real Salt Lake 1
Seattle Sounders FC 1
Columbus Crew 1
Toronto FC 1
Sporting Kansas City 1
Colorado Rapids 1
Portland Timbers 1

MLS All-Stars Since 2008

Number of times each MLS franchise has had a player voted to an MLS All-Star game since 2008.

Team MLS All-Stars Since 2008
LA Galaxy 29
Sporting Kansas City 23
Real Salt Lake 21
Seattle Sounders FC 20
Houston Dynamo 20
New York Red Bulls 17
Chicago Fire 16
Toronto FC 13
FC Dallas 13
Columbus Crew 11
Colorado Rapids 11
Portland Timbers 8
New England Revolution 8
D.C. United 8
Philadelphia Union 8
Montreal Impact 7
San Jose Earthquakes 7
Vancouver Whitecaps 5
New York City 5
Orlando City FC 5
Atlanta United 3

Number of Top 10 Goal Scorers Since 2008

Number of times each MLS franchise has had a player finish in MLS Top 10 Goals Scored since 2008.

Team Top 10 Goal Scorers Since 2008
LA Galaxy 13
New York Red Bulls 11
Seattle Sounders FC 9
Toronto FC 7
San Jose Earthquakes 6
Real Salt Lake 5
Chicago Fire 5
Montreal Impact 5
Columbus Crew 4
Colorado Rapids 4
Portland Timbers 4
Philadelphia Union 4
Vancouver Whitecaps 4
Orlando City FC 4
FC Dallas 3
D.C. United 3
New York City 3
Sporting Kansas City 2
New England Revolution 2
Houston Dynamo 1
Atlanta United 1

MLS Salaries- Top 8

The number of times each MLS franchise has finished the season in the top 8 of MLS team salaries for each season, dating back to 2011.

Team Top 8 Team Salaries since 2011
LA Galaxy 7
Seattle Sounders FC 7
Toronto FC 7
Vancouver Whitecaps 5
New York Red Bulls 4
Montreal Impact 4
FC Dallas 4
Chicago Fire 3
Portland Timbers 3
Orlando City FC 3
New York City 3
San Jose Earthquakes 1
Real Salt Lake 1
Columbus Crew 1
Colorado Rapids 1
Sporting Kansas City 1
New England Revolution 1
Atlanta United 1
Philadelphia Union 0
D.C. United 0
Houston Dynamo 0

MLS Salaries- Bottom 8

The number of times each MLS franchise has finished the season in the bottom 8 of MLS team salaries for each season, dating back to 2011.

Team Bottom 8 Team Salaries since 2011
Houston Dynamo 7
Columbus Crew 5
Colorado Rapids 5
Real Salt Lake 4
Sporting Kansas City 4
New England Revolution 4
Philadelphia Union 4
D.C. United 4
FC Dallas 3
Chicago Fire 3
New York Red Bulls 2
Montreal Impact 2
Portland Timbers 2
San Jose Earthquakes 1

MLS Attendance- Top 8

The number of times each MLS franchise has finished the season in the top 8 of MLS team attendance for each season, dating back to 2011.

Team Top 8 Team Attendance since 2011
LA Galaxy 7
Seattle Sounders FC 7
Portland Timbers 6
Vancouver Whitecaps 6
Toronto FC 5
Houston Dynamo 4
Sporting Kansas City 4
New York Red Bulls 3
Montreal Impact 3
Orlando City FC 3
New York City 3
Real Salt Lake 2
Philadelphia Union 1
San Jose Earthquakes 1
Atlanta United 1

MLS Attendance- Bottom 8

The number of times each MLS franchise has finished the season in the top 8 of MLS team attendance for each season, dating back to 2011.

Team Bottom 8 Team Attendance since 2011
Columbus Crew 7
Colorado Rapids 7
D.C. United 7
FC Dallas 7
Chicago Fire 7
New England Revolution 5
San Jose Earthquakes 4
Philadelphia Union 3
Houston Dynamo 2
Sporting Kansas City 1
Montreal Impact 1