MLS finished its 23rd season in 2016, with FC Dallas finishing with the best record in the entire league with a 17-9-8 (60 points) record and the New York Red Bulls topping the Eastern Conference with their 16-9-9 record (57 points). Below are the 2016 MLS regular season final standings. Bold indicates playoff teams.
|New York Red Bulls||57||16-9-9|
|New York City FC||54||15-9-10|
|New England Revolution||42||11-9-14|
|Orlando City SC||41||9-14-11|
|Columbus Crew SC||36||8-12-14|
|Los Angeles Galaxy||52||12-6-6|
|Seattle Sounders FC||48||14-6-14|
|Sporting Kansas City||47||13-8-13|
|Real Salt Lake||46||12-10-12|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||39||10-9-15|
|San Jose Earthquakes||38||8-14-12|
There will not be Portland Timbers tickets printed out this playoff season, as the defending champions fail to make the playoffs. FC Dallas comes in as the MLS cup favorite, with the Red Bulls right behind them. In the West, we will see the Los Angeles against Salt Lake and Seattle against Kansas City in the knockout round, while in the East, Toronto will on Philadelphia and D.C. and Montreal will battle it out in their respective knock out games. Dallas, Colorado, and the two New York teams will enjoy their deserving bye rounds.