Over the past 25 years, Major League Soccer has seen its ups and downs.
However, as it kicks off its silver anniversary season this upcoming weekend, the future is looking bright for the league.
Two teams are joining the league this year, Inter Miami and Nashville SC, with more teams to come over the next couple of seasons.
While the league is growing year by year, the list of teams vying for the MLS Cup 2020 is a short one. Some are perennial contenders and some whose stock is on the rise.
New Jersey sports betting apps have futures on which teams are more likely to win the MLS Cup. We have included odds from:
NJ sports betting customers can check out these teams when it comes to laying down your future bets.
Los Angeles Football Club
LAFC: +300 (DraftKings), +340 (FanDuel), +350 (William Hill)
The consensus favorite, Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), will look to continue to build upon last season’s loss in the Western Conference Finals.
LAFC was led by Carlos Vela, who had 34 goals and 15 assists, leading LAFC to the best regular-season record in MLS history.
This offensive prowess, along with a stout midfield led by Latif Blessing and the addition of Dutch keeper Kenneth Vermeer will once again see LAFC in the hunt for both the Supporters’ Shield and the MLS Cup.
NJ Sportsbooks have LAFC winning the MLS Cup 2020 at:
- +300 (DraftKings)
- +340 (FanDuel)
- +350 (William Hill)
Atlanta United has made a lot of noise during its short time in MLS, including a 2018 MLS Cup.
The vast majority of that team is still there, most notably forward Josef Martinez and goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Despite losing midfielder Pity Martinez, Atlanta, led by long-time European coach Frank de Boer, is the favorite in the Eastern Conference.
Atlanta United winning the MLS Cup:
- +350 (DraftKings)
- +600 (William Hill)
- +750 (FanDuel)
New York City Football Club
New York City Football Club (NYCFC) is coming off of their best season ever in their short history. It is bringing back the vast majority of last year’s team, including Maxi Moralez, Héber Araujo dos Santos, and Alexander Ring.
With the addition of new coach, former Celtic manager Ronny Deila and former Arsenal midfield prospect Gedion Zelalem, NYCFC is looking to build off of last year’s success.
NYCFC to win the MLS Cup:
- +700 (DraftKings)
- +800 (William Hill)
- +850 (FanDuel)
Last season’s MLS Cup champions, Seattle Sounders, bring back the majority of its team. Most notably, its three-pronged attack of Jordan Morris, Nicolas Lodeiro and Raul Ruidiaz and long-time goalkeeper Stefan Frei are back in 2020.
The only real concern that MLS experts have about the Sounders’ chances to repeat is the packed early-season schedule, which includes games in the CONCACAF Champions League. Besides that, the Sounders are expected to make it far.
Seattle Sounders chances to win the MLS Cup:
- +700 (William Hill)
- +800 (DraftKings)
- +1100 (FanDuel)
Toronto Football Club
Toronto Football Club’s (Toronto FC) season ended with a loss in the MLS Cup Final to the Seattle Sounders but will once again be one of the top teams in the East.
Despite not having Michael Bradley until the summer due to ankle surgery, Toronto FC still has Jozy Altidore and Jonathan Osorio on offense and Laurent Ciman and Omar Gonzalez in the back. Knowing that a return to the MLS Cup playoffs and a run to the final is more than a possibility.
Toronto FC on winning the MLS Cup:
- +750 (FanDuel)
- +900 (William Hill)
- +1100 (DraftKings)