A new report from Betway reveals the most popular MLS teams.
LA Galaxy came in as the second most popular MLS team on social media, just behind New York City FC.

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Major league sports leagues are followed by millions of dedicated fans across America, whether it’s NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, or MLS. But which teams are the most loved around the US, and which has the most significant reach on social media?

A new report from Betway reveals the most popular MLS teams across the US. Through social listening, all major league teams were analyzed to highlight the ones with the most positive online sentiment throughout the last 12 months and which teams have the greatest following online.

LA Galaxy is the second most popular team in the MLS.

After legends of the world game of soccer such as David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, and more recently Zlatan Ibrahimovic have played for your club, you’re bound to gain some fans around the world., and LA Galaxy has just that.

La Galaxy came in as the second most popular team in the MLS, just behind New York City FC, who have also had legends of the game such as Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, and David Villa play for their club.

The table below ranks the MLS teams based on popularity: 

Rank Team Total following* % likeability**
1 New York City FC 3,291,000 16.40%
2 LA Galaxy 2,865,000 16.50%
3 Atlanta United 1,994,100 6.80%
4 Seattle Sounders 1,694,900 11.70%
5 Inter Miami 1,693,400 13.40%
6 Orlando City SC 1,503,600 12.30%
7 New York Red Bulls 1,438,600 16.50%
8 Los Angeles FC 1,372,100 9.90%
9 Toronto FC 1,120,300 14.30%
10 Sporting Kansas City 966,400 12.00%
11 Houston Dynamo 947,100 11.90%
12 Minnesota United 917,942 6.30%
13 Portland Timbers 903,000 9.70%
14 CF Montreal 866,000 13.90%
15 Vancouver Whitecaps 816,200 7.80%
16 Chicago Fire 730,300 14.20%
17 FC Dallas 717,200 16.40%
18 San Jose Earthquakes 690,300 13.00%
19 DC United 656,900 8.90%
20 Columbus Crew 571,219 14.70%
21 Real Salt Lake 568,300 12.00%
22 Philadelphia Union 552,500 11.10%
23 New England Revolution 471,200 16.30%
24 Colorado Rapids 437,533 5.90%
25 FC Cincinnati 349,600 17.10%
26 Austin FC 346,920 17.10%
27 Nashville SC 260,900 13.40%
28 Charlotte FC 256,654 20.20%

The MLS’ Social Media Power Ranking

New York City FC sits ahead of rivals by just under 500,000 followers, with Atlanta United (1,994.100), Seattle Sounders (1,694.100), and Inter Miami (1,693,400) making up the top five most-followed MLS teams.


To determine the teams with the most positive online sentiment, we used the Linkfluence social listening tool that crawls data on mentions across the internet from the past 12 months. 

From then, we ranked the teams based on who’s most positively talked about online. 

Data accurate as of 06/21/2022

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