2014 Major League Soccer season facts for kids

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The 2014 Major League Soccer season was the 19th Major League Soccer season. The season had 19 teams (16 from the United States, and 3 from Canada). The Seattle Sounders won the Supporters' Shield, and Los Angeles Galaxy won the MLS Cup. The top scorer was Bradley Wright-Phillips, with 27 goals.

Teams

Team Country Conference Previous MLS Cup titles
Chicago Fire United States United States Eastern 1 (1998)
Chivas USA United States United States Western
Colorado Rapids United States United States Western 1 (2010)
Columbus Crew United States United States Eastern 1 (2008)
D.C. United United States United States Eastern 4 (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004)
FC Dallas United States United States Western
Houston Dynamo United States United States Eastern 2 (2006, 2007)
LA Galaxy United States United States Western 4 (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012)
Montreal Impact Canada Canada Eastern
New England Revolution United States United States Eastern
New York Red Bulls United States United States Eastern
Philadelphia Union United States United States Eastern
Portland Timbers United States United States Western
Real Salt Lake United States United States Western 1 (2009)
San Jose Earthquakes United States United States Western 2 (2001, 2003)
Seattle Sounders FC United States United States Western
Sporting Kansas City United States United States Eastern 2 (2000, 2013)
Toronto FC Canada Canada Eastern
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Canada Canada Western

Results

Eastern conference

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1 D.C. United (EC) 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 59 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 New England Revolution 34 17 13 4 51 46 +5 55
3 Columbus Crew 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10 52
4 New York Red Bulls 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5 50 MLS Cup Play-offs
5 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7 49
6 Philadelphia Union 34 10 12 12 51 51 0 42
7 Toronto 34 11 15 8 44 54 –10 41
8 Houston Dynamo 34 11 17 6 39 58 –19 39
9 Chicago Fire 34 6 10 18 41 51 –10 36
10 Montreal Impact 34 6 18 10 38 58 –20 28
  • (EC) = Eastern Conference champions

Western conference

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to the
1 Seattle Sounders (WC) (SS) 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61
3 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56
4 Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54 MLS Cup Play-offs
5 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 12 8 4 42 40 +2 50
6 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
7 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 –32 33
8 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 –19 32
9 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 –15 30
  • (WC) = Western Conference champions
  • (SS) = Supporters Shield champions

Overall table

The champion of the overall table, which combines the eastern and western conference, is the champion of the Supporters Shield. This table also will show what team will qualify for next years CONCACAF Champions League.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Moves on to
1 Seattle Sounders (WC) (SS) 34 20 10 4 65 50 +15 64 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
2 LA Galaxy 34 17 7 10 69 37 +32 61
3 D.C. United (EC) 34 17 9 8 52 37 +15 59
4 Real Salt Lake 34 15 8 11 54 39 +15 56
5 New England Revolution 34 17 13 4 51 46 +5 55
6 Dallas 34 16 12 6 55 45 +10 54
7 Columbus Crew 34 14 10 10 52 42 +10 52
8 New York Red Bulls 34 13 10 11 55 50 +5 50
9 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 12 8 4 42 40 +2 50 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
10 Sporting Kansas City 34 14 13 7 48 41 +7 49
11 Portland Timbers 34 12 9 13 61 52 +9 49
12 Philadelphia Union 34 10 12 12 51 51 0 42
13 Toronto 34 11 15 8 44 54 –10 41
14 Houston Dynamo 34 11 17 6 39 58 –19 39
15 Chicago Fire 34 6 10 18 41 51 –10 36
16 Chivas USA 34 9 19 6 29 61 –32 33
17 Colorado Rapids 34 8 18 8 43 62 –19 32
18 San Jose Earthquakes 34 6 16 12 35 50 –15 30
19 Montreal Impact 34 6 18 10 38 58 –20 28 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League
  • The Seattle Sounders qualified because they were they won the Supporters Shield and the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • LA Galaxy qualified because they won the MLS Cup.
  • DC Untied qualified because they won a conference championship.
  • Because the Seattle Sounders won two titles, and two Canadian teams qualified, the next best American team qualified; which turns out to be Real Salt Lake.
  • The Vancouver Whitecaps qualified because, for this season only, the best Canadian team qualified.
  • Montreal Impact qualified because they won the 2014 Canadian Championship.

MLS Cup

East Knockout
     
E4  New York Red Bulls 2
E5  Sporting Kansas City 1
West Knockout
     
W4  Dallas 2
W5  Vancouver Whitecaps 1


  Conference Semifinals Conference Finals MLS Cup 2014
                                     
E1  D.C. United 0 2 2  
E4  New York Red Bulls 2 1 3  
  E4  New York Red Bulls 1 2 3  
Eastern Conference
  E2  New England Revolution 2 2 4  
E2  New England Revolution 4 3 7
E3  Columbus Crew 2 1 3  
  E2  New England Revolution 1
  W2  LA Galaxy (aet) 2
W1  Seattle Sounders (a) 1 0 1  
W4  Dallas 1 0 1  
  W1  Seattle Sounders 0 2 2
Western Conference
  W2  LA Galaxy (a) 1 1 2  
W2  LA Galaxy 0 5 5
W3  Real Salt Lake 0 0 0  

Statistics

Awards

Robbie Keane
Robbie Keane of the LA Galaxy was the season's Most Valuable Player
Award Player
Most Valuable Player Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
Defender of the Year United States Chad Marshall
Goalkeeper of the Year United States Bill Hamid
Golden Boot England Bradley Wright-Phillips
Rookie of the Year Canada Tesho Akindele

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