By Julie Glass
The MLS is Back Tournament kicks off today and two West Coast teams lead the oddsboard to take home the trophy.
Los Angeles FC and the Seattle Sounders sit first and second in the odds to win the MLS is Back tourney, with LA at +500 and the defending MLS champion Sounders at +800, according to the best soccer betting sites. It’s worth noting that LAFC will likely be short-handed as reigning MLS MVP Carlos Vela has opted out of playing in Orlando.
The MLS is Back Tournament will borrow elements from international tournament formats with group and knockout stages for all 26 teams participating. Los Angeles and Seattle are favored to win their respective groups.
The group stage games will count in the MLS regular-season standings while the winner of the tourney will earn a berth in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League.
Below we list odds to win the tournament, odds for each of the groups, and more detail on the format. If this is your first time betting soccer or you need a refresher, check out our How to Bet Soccer guide to get up to speed.
For now, here are the full odds to win the MLS is Back Tournament:
|Los Angeles FC
|New York City FC
|NY Red Bulls
|Sporting Kansas City
|Inter Miami CF
|New England Revolution
|Real Salt Lake
|San Jose Earthquakes
Odds as of July 6 at Bovada