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  • BookMaker.eu Perhaps it’s fitting that Orlando City SC will get the chance to claim their first silverware in the MLS is Back Tournament Final. The Lions have been the unofficial hosts of the tournament, and they have thrived in the humidity of a Florida summer while other teams have wilted. It’s been a summer of firsts for Orlando City, so why not make it one more this Tuesday, August 11, when they take on the Portland Timbers. The match is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET, and it will be broadcast on ESP... 

  • BookMaker.eu There’s a very good chance that the MLS is Back Tournament will be won by a debutante this season. Orlando City, Minnesota United, and the Philadelphia Union all have barren trophy cases, so they would love to win this competition even if it might not be for the MLS Cup.. One of the first two teams will definitely make it as they will meet in one of the two semifinals, while the Union will take ... 

  • BookMaker.eu After plenty of surprises during the Group Stage of the MLS is Back Tournament, the chalk largely held up in the Round of 16. The only big favorite to lose was the Columbus Crew after winning all three of their games before the knockout rounds, and five of the eight teams in the quarterfinals were in the playoffs last year. Sporting Kansas City, Orlando City SC, and the San Jose Earthquakes are the three teams that have been the most surprising, but two of the three are favored to advance to the semifinals this weekend. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The 16 teams participating in the knockout stages of the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament have been determined after Thursday night’s games. This competition won’t have the two most successful clubs in league history as both DC United and the Los Angeles Galaxy failed to win a game in the Group Stage, but most of the best teams in the league will have the honor of duking it out for the MLS Cup over the ... 

  • BookMaker.eu First place in Group D of the MLS is Back Tournament will be up for grabs when the Portland Timbers take on Los Angeles FC on Thursday night. Both these teams have already qualified for the knockout rounds of the tournament, but the Timbers have the edge for first place with two wins in their previous two matches. LAFC picked up a win and a draw in their two tilts, so the reigning Supporters’ Shield holders need to grab all three points to edge Portland in the group.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The top spot in Group C is on the line this Wednesday. Real Salt Lake, Minnesota United FC, and Sporting Kansas City all have a chance to win the group and earn an easier draw in the knockout round as RSL and MNUFC have four points and Sporting KC are sitting on three points. Minnesota United have the easiest matchup of the group as the Loons face the winless Colorado Rapids, but the Rapids would love to play spoiler after losing their two previous games.Don't miss the

    BookMaker.eu First place in Group F is on the line this Sunday night when the Chicago Fire take on the San Jose Earthquakes. The winner of this match will guarantee themselves a spot in the knockout rounds since both clubs have a victory already, and a draw would likely be enough to send both teams through to the Round of 16 as well. That was very unexpected considering the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders were in this group, but the Sounders are 0-1-1 and unlikely to make it out of the Group Stag... 

  • BookMaker.eu The best rivalry in the MLS won’t take place in Los Angeles this year, but at least the MLS is Back Tournament will provide Los Angeles FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy to meet in another edition of El Trafico. These two teams are both in need of a win after failing to pick up three points in their initial matches, and a loss for the Galaxy could essentially make their final match against Houston meaningle... 

  • BookMaker.eu Minnesota United were one of the teams most frustrated by the coronavirus in the MLS. While everyone wants to be on the pitch, the Loons looked primed to build off a breakout 2019 campaign. They finished runner-up to Atlanta United in the US Open Cup last season, and they made their first trip to the postseason after finishing fourth in the Western Conference. The Loons smashed their first two opponents of 2020, going on the road to hammer Portland and San Jose by a combined score of 8-3, and th... 

  • BookMaker.eu This isn’t the season that anyone wanted, but we all are trying to make the best of it. Given the constraints imposed on the country and the sports world due to the coronavirus, the MLS season has taken on a World Cup style tournament format. Teams have been split into six different groups, where they will face each other in a round-robin format to decide who goes to the knockout round. Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls have been placed with the two Ohio teams in Group E, and the former ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Due to COVID-19, the MLS won’t have a season in 2020. Each team was scheduled to play 34 regular season games, but those hopes were dashed when the coronavirus disrupted life around the world. The MLS held out hope for a return of some sort, and they announced on June 10 that they would be holding a mini tournament to determine this year’s MLS Cup. This tournament will take place over five weeks in central Florida... 

  • BookMaker.eu After two years in the wilderness, Minnesota United are well on their way to establishing themselves as a legitimate contender in the Western Conference. The Loons were one of the worst teams in the MLS through their first two seasons, finishing in ninth place and tenth place in the Western Conference, but they broke through to make the playoffs for the first time in club history in 2019. They are out ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Inter Miami will host its first match as an MLS team this weekend, when the Los Angeles Galaxy head to south Florida. The expansion franchise is looking for its first victory in the league, but they would settle for points at this juncture following an 0-2 start to the season. All eyes will be on David Beckham, as he was instrumental in bringing the MLS back to Miami, and he spent six years on the Galaxy when he came to the United States. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last game of Matchday 2 in the 2020 MLS season is a banger. The 2019 version of Los Angeles FC was the most dominant regular season team in the history of the league. LAFC ran roughshod over its opponents on its way to the Supporters’ Shield and set a record for most points in a season and secured the largest goal differential we’ve seen in the MLS. They were stunned in the playoffs by eventual MLS... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Portland Timbers will look to shake off a season-opening loss when they host Nashville SC on Sunday afternoon. Portland is one of the bigger favorites of the weekend according to the MLS betting odds as Nashville is an expansion team. Nashville isn’t expected to be competitive in its first season in the league, while the Timbers are seen as one of the top teams in the Western Conference after makin... 

  • BookMaker.eu Los Angeles FC are one of the biggest favorites per the MLS betting odds in the opening week of the 2020 season. LAFC put together the best regular season in the history of the league in 2019, winning the Supporters’ Shield and registering more points than any other team has in 24 years. That dominance is why this club has the shortest odds to win the 2020 MLS Cup, and they will look to start their mar... 

  • BookMaker.eu The defending MLS Cup champions will raise last year’s banner in the Emerald City when the 2020 MLS season kicks off this weekend. The Seattle Sounders are one of the favorites to win it all per the MLS betting odds this year, and they will start their campaign to repeat against the Chicago Fire. Chicago has missed out on the playoffs in six of the last seven seasons, but the Fire are optimistic that they can finally return to the postseason in 2020. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu In less than two weeks, the 2020 MLS season will get underway. Los Angeles FC and Atlanta United are the favorites to hoist the MLS Cup according to the soccer futures odds, but six clubs have a decent chance of winning it all according to the oddsmakers. The other teams are 20-1 or higher to win it all, providing a clear separation between the contenders and everyone else in this league. Since 14 teams make the playoffs, over half the clubs in the postseason will be 20-1 longshots or more, and there is sure to be value in one of those longshots. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will square off for the MLS Cup. For the third time in four years, these two clubs will meet in the MLS Cup Final this weekend, and this is the rubber match between the Sounders and the Reds. Seattle won its first MLS Cup by beating Toronto in penalties after a scoreless 120 minutes in 2016, and Toronto returned the favor by beating Seattle 2-0 for its first championship in 2017. The victor will be the sixth team in MLS history with multiple titles, while the loser will be left waiting until next year. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The defending MLS Cup champions are out to become the first team to win back-to-back league titles since the Los Angeles Galaxy won consecutive championships in 2011 and 2012. Atlanta United FC have yet to allow a goal this postseason, and they are odds-on favorites to win the Eastern Conference over Toronto FC. The Reds are the lone underdog left in this competition as the chalk has largely held up.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Los Angeles FC are just one win away from making it to the MLS Cup Final in their second year of existence. LAFC have followed in the footsteps of Atlanta United much of the season, but they have surpassed the defending champions by posting a league record amount of points on their way to winning the Supporters’ Shield, and LAFC finished with the best goal differential in the history of the MLS. We’ve seen great regular seasons fall short in the playoffs before though, and LAFC are facing a dang... 

  • BookMaker.eu This week’s Western Conference Semifinals are both set to be bangers. The Seattle Sounders were the last Western Conference team to win the MLS Cup, knocking off Toronto FC in penalties to claim the 2016 MLS Cup. They are out to return to the MLS Cup Finals, but they must first get past Real Salt Lake this week. These teams are set to square off in Seattle on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET on FS1, and the Sounders are odds-on favorites per the MLS betting odds.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The two most recent MLS Cup champions and two teams that have never won a league title will square off in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday and Thursday. Star-crossed New York City FC will host 2017 MLS Cup winner Toronto FC this Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET on FS1, and 2018 MLS Cup champion Atlanta United will host the Philadelphia Union Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The winners of these games will square off in the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday, October 30, for a s... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Pacific Northwest is well represented with both the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders in the postseason once again, and the most decorated team in MLS history is back in the playoffs too as the Los Angeles Galaxy did not collapse down the stretch this year. The Western Conference First Round is seen as more open than the Eastern Conference, and the MLS betting odds indicate there are more likely to be upsets on this side of the bracket.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The defending MLS Cup champions will kick off the 2019 MLS Playoffs when Atlanta United FC welcome the New England Revolution to Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Saturday. The Five Stripes are the biggest favorites to advance to the conference semifinals of any team playing this weekend with MLS betting odds of -475 to move on.... 

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