MLS Week 12 Preview

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It’s crazy to think we’re already talking about MLS Week 12 action! It feels like the league just started. Week 11 in MLS was as exciting as it gets for the league! Fans saw Sporting KC get their first win over the league leaders, Josef Martinez got his revenge, and LAFC finally lost.

Considering it’s Rivalry Week, will MLS Week 12 give us even more?!

Current MLS Standings

For the most part, the tables in MLS stayed relatively the same! Despite a disappointing loss, the Sounders remain at the top of the West thanks to San Jose and weather issues. However, LAFC still has a game in hand and sits in third. It’ll be intriguing to see how this plays out.

In the East, the top two, New England and Cincinnati, won both games to keep their places at one and two, respectively. Here are the current MLS standings going into MLS Week 12:


Seattle Sounders 6-3-2
St. Louis CITY SC 6-3-1
LAFC 5-1-3
San Jose 5-3-3
FC Dallas 4-3-3
Houston Dynamo 4-3-2
Vancouver 3-2-5
Minnesota United 3-4-3
Portland Timbers 3-5-3
Colorado Rapids 2-3-6
Real Salt Lake 3-5-2
Austin FC 2-4-4
LA Galaxy 1-6-3
Sporting KC 1-7-3



New England Revs 7-1-3
FC Cincinnati 7-1-3
Nashville SC 5-3-3
Atlanta United 5-3-3
NYCFC 4-4-3
Colombus Crew 4-4-2
Philadelphia Union 4-4-2
DC United 4-5-2
Orlando City SC 4-4-2
Inter Miami 4-6-0
CF Montreal 4-6-0
Charlotte FC 3-5-3
Toronto FC 2-3-6
Chicago Fire 2-3-5
NY Redbulls 1-4-6

Top Five Goals and Assists Going into MLS Week 12

Luckily, for those betting on the goal and assist tallies, there were plenty of changes to the Golden Boot race and none in the Assist Leaders going into MLS week 12. Jordan Morris still sits at the top despite not scoring in four games. However, both Bouanga and Espinoza are HOT on his tail.

Golden Boot

  1. Jordan Morris 8 goals Seattle Sounders
  2. Denis Bouanga 8 goals LAFC
  3. Christian Espinoza 8 goals San Jose Earthquakes
  4. Hany Muhktar 6 goals Nashville SC
  5. Jesus Ferriera 5 goals FC Dallas

Assist Leaders

  1. Daniel Gazdag 7 assists Philadelphia Union
  2. Thiago Almada 6 assists Atlanta United
  3. Leo Chu 5 assists Seattle Sounders
  4. Nico Loderio 5 assists Seattle Sounders
  5. Edward Lowen 5 assists St. Louis CITY SC

MLS Week 12 Matchups and Betting Odds

Below will be the MLS week 12 matches this weekend and the betting odds for each game. On top of most matches being at 4:30 pm PST, we are back to having one Sunday game this week, so thank Apple for MLS 360 so you can catch multiple games!

  • Chicago Fire (-110) vs. St. Louis CITY SC (+275)
    • DRAW (+275)
  • Columbus Crew (-140) vs. Orlando City SC (+375)
    • DRAW (+275)
  • Atlanta United (-180) vs. Charlotte FC (+440)
    • DRAW (+335)
  • CF Montreal (+110) vs. Toronto FC (+230)
    • DRAW (+260)
  • DC United (+125) vs. Nashville SC (+230)
    • DRAW (+220)
  • NY Redbulls (EV) vs. NYCFC (+290)
    • DRAW (+230)
  • Inter Miami (+150) vs. New England Revolution (+175)
    • DRAW (+240)
  • Houston Dynamo (+150) vs. Seattle Sounders (+180)
    • DRAW (+235)
  • Sporting KC (-105) vs. Minnesota United (+270)
    • DRAW (+265)
  • Colorado Rapids (+160) vs. Philadelphia Union (+170)
    • DRAW (+230)
  • Austin FC (+120) vs. FC Dallas (+220)
    • DRAW (+245)
  • Portland Timbers (+135) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (+195)
    • DRAW (+240)
  • Real Salt Lake (+190) vs. LAFC (+130)
    • DRAW (+260)

Sunday 4/30

  • LA Galaxy (-120) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (+300)
    • DRAW (+280)

Key MLS Week 12 Matches

After an exciting set of matches and upsets in Week 11, we expect MLS Week 12 to bring even more! This week, there are a lot of lopsided odds, so it’s best to get in on the bets now! For those betting on MLS this week, there are two critical matches every bettor should watch in Week 12.

Here are those two matches, along with our MLS predictions for those matches.

Portland Timbers vs Vancouver Whitecaps @ 7:30 PDT on Saturday

Another Cascadia Cup clash as the Timbers host the Whitecaps, who will seek revenge after losing in their previous battle. The Timbers have looked better as of late, but the Whitecaps are one of the best defensive teams in the league. In a match that can go either way, our money is on the Whitecaps.

LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes @ 6:30 PDT on Sunday

One of the oldest rivalries in MLS, the California Classico features the LA Galaxy playing host to the San Jose Earthquakes. LA Galaxy has had a rough showing all season but always manages to turn up in rivalry games. However, after a big win against LAFC, the Earthquakes will look to continue their run and challenge for the top spot in the West. Therefore, the best bet will be to go with San Jose on this one.

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