The 2023 MLS season is well underway, with the Seattle Sounders and New England Revolution off to a fast start to lead their respective conferences as of May 10.
Having swept both the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup, along with qualifying for the 2023 Campeones Cup and CONCACAF Champions League, Los Angeles FC are the team to beat this season. However, although LAFC are the favorites to repeat, plenty of clubs are on their tails vying for the MLS Cup.
So with that, let’s look at the 2023 MLS Cup Odds and see my favorite to win it all, some contenders, and a few sleepers.
MLS Cup Odds 2023
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For my latest writeup, I used lines for the Cup winner via BetMGM Sportsbook as of Wednesday, May 10.
- Los Angeles FC (+550)
- New England Revolution (+800)
- FC Cincinnati (+900)
- Seattle Sounders (+1000)
- Philadelphia Union (+1200)
- Atlanta United (+1400)
- St. Louis City SC (+1400)
- Nashville SC (+1600)
- San Jose Earthquakes (+2000)
- New York City FC (+2000)
- Columbus Crew (+2500)
- Austin FC (+3300)
- FC Dallas (+3300)
- Orlando City (+3300)
- Houston Dynamo (+4000)
- LA Galaxy (+4000)
- Minnesota United (+4000)
- Vancouver Whitecaps (+4000)
- DC United (+4000)
- Inter Miami (+4000)
- Toronto FC (+4000)
- Portland Timbers (+6600)
- CF Montreal (+6600)
- Charlotte FC (+6600)
- Colorado Rapids (+10000
- Real Salt Lake (+10000)
- New York Red Bulls (+10000)
- Sporting Kansas City (+15000)
- Chicago Fire (+25000)
MLS Cup Winner Best Bet
Seattle Sounders (+1000)
WAGER: 1 Unit
Seattle sits one point behind the Revolution in the Supporter Shield standings while leading the Western Conference.
The Sounders have been unbeatable at home, conceding zero goals so far at Lumen Field. In addition, the Rave Green have yet to allow a first-half goal in 2023.
Brian Schmetzer‘s side are currently tied for the most multi-goal matches in MLS while boasting a 0.70 goals-against average. If they can keep up their current form on offense, they are going to be a dangerous club all season and position this MLS bet of the day to cash.
MLS Cup Winner Contenders
Los Angeles FC (+550)
WAGER: 1 Unit
The defending champions are tied for the second-best goal differential in MLS while posting the third-most goal attempts in the league (155). In addition, LAFC are tied for second in fewest goals conceded (four) while earning four clean sheets.
Steven Cherundolo‘s side is well-run and will be in the thick of things for the entire season.
New England Revolution (+800)
The New England Revolution are off to a tremendous start, steamrolling their way through the Eastern Conference.
After finishing 22-5-7 in 2021, the Revolution fell flat last year, posting a 10-12-12 record. However, they are firing on all cylinders in 2023.
New England is 3-1-1 on the road while remaining unbeaten at home.
Bobby Wood and Giacomo Vrioni have been stellar in attack despite losing Dylan Borrero for the season with an ACL injury. That said, their per-match goal average sits below two at the moment.
New England are winning close matches, but that may not always be the case.
FC Cincinnati (+900)
FC Cincinnati currently sit second in the Eastern Conference despite struggling on offense to start the season.
A year after securing the third-most goals in the East (64), Cincinnati is averaging just 1.3 goals-per-match and conceding 1.1 goals-per-match.
I believe Pat Noonan and FC Cincinnati have outkicked their coverage so far and will likely fall backward as the season progresses.
Philadelphia Union (+1200)
WAGER: 1 Unit
After reaching the MLS Cup final last season, the Philadelphia Union have disappointed early on. Jim Curtain‘s side is in poor form despite returning the vast majority of their roster from 2022.
However, the reason for their flat start may be the very reason to avoid writing them off. The Union have no significant injuries to deal with while sporting the same roster that nearly defeated LAFC for the MLS Cup if not for some heroics from Gareth Bale.
Philadelphia may not have given a reason to believe in their championship aspirations this season, but by the time they do, the odds will no longer be this favorable.
MLS Cup Winner Sleeper
St. Louis City SC (+1400)
After a strong start to their MLS debut (6-3-1), Bradley Carnell and St. Louis City SC have come back down to earth.
Their aggressive play has surprised their early season opponents, shooting a league-low 31 sequences on 10-plus passes. St. Louis likes to shoot from anywhere and catch the defense by surprise.
This has worked so far, with St. Louis recording goals with 11 different players while leading MLS in scoring. However, they are due to play a series of away matches in a row, which should reveal just how serious of a threat St. Louis City can be this season.