The New York Red Bulls franchise is probably the best-known Eastern Conference team, yet they are often seen as the biggest underachievers as they are yet to get their hands on the coveted MLS Cup. They did, however, win the Supporters’ Shield in 2015 and are on the verge of something great. The Philadelphia Union is the new big team in the league, only narrowly missing out on LAFC at the 2022 MLS Cup. FC Montreal and the two New York teams are worth keeping an eye on as well in 2023.
Best MLS Eastern Conference Sportsbook Odds
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MLS Eastern Conference Standings Today
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With New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, CF Montreal, and New York City FC are some of the bigges favorites to lift MLS crown on a season to season basis.
The Red Bulls have been touted to win the MLS Cup for a few years now and it's bound to happen at some point. They need to imporve their away form significantly to win the MLS Cup, though. Winning only three of 17 away fixtures just isn't good enough to be the cream of the crop. It's more the kind of form you'd expect from a bottom feeder than a bonafide MLS Cup contender.
They are, however, almost guranteed to win when they play at home, but the potential returns will reflect their favorite status. You're best to add them as part of a parlay to make the wager worth your while.
The East is by far the more high-scoring conference in the MLS. Teams play a run-and-gun style rarely seen in soccer these days, which makes for entertaining goal fests. The over market is your friend when two Eastern Conference teams play one another.
Eastern Conference teams haven't fared well in finals of late. Maybe it's down to their inability to defend, but a lot also depends on which teams gets the prvilege of hosting the MLS Cup. The home team has won four of the last six finals, all of which have hailed from the Western Conference.