MLS Soccer Ratings


Below are listed the current MLS Soccer computer ratings as computed by the Donchess Inference Index. The MLS ratings will be updated every week during the season.
More information on how these MLS soccer computer rankings can be found on the Methodology page.

DII Rating– This is a MLS soccer rankings system that is a combination of the Standard Rating and the Aegis Rating. The Aegis Rating is weighted more highly in the beginning of the season whereas the Standard Rating is weighted more highly at the end of the season. This is the final rating that is used to rank the teams.

Standard Rating– Looks at game outcome and score differential only. Record is the most important factor in this rating system.

Aegis Rating– Heavily weights the outcomes of opponents’ games. This is system is a much better predictor of future game outcomes.

Vegas Rating– A rating system based on what the Vegas line is on each game. This rating system is a strong predictor of future games, but does not heavily weight the outcomes of previous games. This rating is used for predictions, but not used for the overall rating.

For our daily predictions on all the games, see MLS Soccer Predictions.

MLS Soccer Computer Rankings

Updated 12/9/2018.

Rank Team W-L-T Rating Chg SOS (Rank) Stand (Rank) Aegis (Rank) Vegas (Rank)
1
Atlanta United
25-8-6
0.687
1
0.022 (9)
0.794 (1)
0.564 (1)
0.698 (1)
2
New York Red Bulls
24-9-5
0.559
1
0.044 (4)
0.687 (2)
0.429 (5)
0.539 (2)
3
Sporting Kansas City
19-9-10
0.420
0
-0.04 (23)
0.377 (3)
0.491 (3)
0.374 (4)
4
Seattle Sounders
18-12-6
0.346
0
-0.01 (19)
0.337 (4)
0.446 (4)
0.177 (8)
5
DC United
14-11-9
0.344
0
0.041 (6)
0.225 (8)
0.493 (2)
0.309 (7)
6
Los Angeles FC
16-9-9
0.245
0
-0.03 (21)
0.242 (7)
0.151 (8)
0.430 (3)
7
Portland Timbers
17-11-11
0.228
1
0.038 (8)
0.331 (5)
0.286 (6)
-0.09 (14)
8
New York City
16-12-8
0.184
1
0.048 (2)
0.186 (9)
0.091 (11)
0.358 (6)
9
Montreal Impact
14-16-4
0.124
3
0.010 (15)
0.025 (11)
0.232 (7)
0.128 (10)
10
FC Dallas
16-9-9
0.094
1
-0.03 (22)
0.264 (6)
-0.12 (15)
0.152 (9)
11
Los Angeles Galaxy
13-12-9
0.075
1
-0.01 (18)
0.011 (12)
0.125 (10)
0.115 (12)
12
Philadelphia Union
15-14-5
0.033
1
0.018 (12)
-0.00 (13)
0.075 (12)
0.028 (13)
13
Columbus Crew
15-12-9
0.022
2
0.045 (3)
0.102 (10)
-0.24 (18)
0.370 (5)
14
Toronto FC
10-18-6
-0.048
1
0.022 (10)
-0.29 (17)
0.142 (9)
0.115 (11)
15
Real Salt Lake
14-14-8
-0.050
1
-0.00 (17)
-0.05 (14)
0.050 (13)
-0.23 (17)
16
New England Revolution
10-13-11
-0.175
1
0.039 (7)
-0.10 (15)
-0.28 (19)
-0.12 (15)
17
Vancouver Whitecaps
13-13-8
-0.178
1
-0.02 (20)
-0.10 (16)
-0.24 (17)
-0.20 (16)
18
Houston Dynamo
10-16-8
-0.238
0
-0.00 (16)
-0.31 (18)
-0.12 (14)
-0.30 (18)
19
Chicago Fire
8-18-8
-0.314
0
0.042 (5)
-0.37 (19)
-0.21 (16)
-0.35 (19)
20
Minnesota
11-20-3
-0.452
0
0.021 (11)
-0.40 (20)
-0.52 (21)
-0.40 (20)
21
Colorado Rapids
8-19-7
-0.552
0
0.013 (14)
-0.47 (21)
-0.58 (22)
-0.64 (23)
22
San Jose Earthquakes
4-21-9
-0.625
0
0.013 (13)
-0.81 (23)
-0.47 (20)
-0.50 (22)
23
Orlando City
8-22-4
-0.655
0
0.089 (1)
-0.62 (22)
-0.77 (23)
-0.48 (21)