American Soccer Champions

A running list of championship teams in the various (North) American soccer leagues over the years. Multiple championships in that league are noted in parentheses after the team’s name when a club has won two or more titles.

1st Division
Major League Soccer 1996-present
2023 Columbus Crew SC (3)
2022 Los Angeles FC
2021 New York City FC
2020 Columbus Crew SC (2)
2019 Seattle Sounders FC (2)
2018 Atlanta United FC
2017 Toronto FC
2016 Seattle Sounders FC
2015 Portland Timbers
2014 Los Angeles Galaxy (5)
2013 Sporting Kansas City (2)
2012 Los Angeles Galaxy (4)
2011 Los Angeles Galaxy (3)
2010 Colorado Rapids
2009 Real Salt Lake
2008 Columbus Crew
2007 Houston Dynamo (2)
2006 Houston Dynamo
2005 Los Angeles Galaxy (2)
2004 D.C. United (4)
2003 San Jose Earthquakes (2)
2002 Los Angeles Galaxy
2001 San Jose Earthquakes
2000 Kansas City Wizards
1999 D.C. United (3)
1998 Chicago Fire
1997 D.C. United (2)
1996 D.C. United

(No Division I league 1985-1995)

North American Soccer League 1968-1984
1984 Chicago Sting (2)
1983 Tulsa Roughnecks
1982 New York Cosmos (5)
1981 Chicago Sting
1980 New York Cosmos (4)
1979 Vancouver Whitecaps
1978 New York Cosmos (3)
1977 New York Cosmos (2)
1976 Toronto Metros-Croatia
1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies
1974 Los Angeles Aztecs
1973 Philadelphia Atoms
1972 New York Cosmos
1971 Dallas Tornado
1970 Rochester Lancers
1969 Kansas City Spurs
1968 Atlanta Chiefs

United Soccer Association
1967 Los Angeles Wolves

National Professional Soccer League
1967 Oakland Clippers

(No Division I league 1932-1966)

American Soccer League 1921-1931
1931 New York Giants
1930 Fall River Marksmen (6)
1929 (Fall) Fall River Marksmen (5)
1929 (Spring) Fall River Marksmen (4)
1928 Boston
1927 Bethlehem Steel
1926 Fall River Marksmen (3)
1925 Fall River Marksmen (2)
1924 Fall River Marksmen
1923 J&P Coats
1922 Philadelphia Field Club

2nd Division
USL Championship 2019-present
2023 Phoenix Rising FC
2022 San Antonio FC
2021 Orange County SC
2020 No champion – final cancelled (COVID-19)
Tampa Bay Rowdies and Phoenix Rising FC named conference champions
2019 Real Monarchs SLC
United Soccer League 2017-2018
2019 Real Monarchs SLC
2018 Louisville City FC (2)
2017 Louisville City FC

North American Soccer League 2011-2017
2017 San Francisco Deltas
2016 New York Cosmos (3)
2015 New York Cosmos (2)
2014 San Antonio Scorpions
2013 New York Cosmos
2012 Tampa Bay Rowdies
2011 NSC Minnesota Stars

USSF DII Pro League 2010
2010 Puerto Rico Islanders

USL First Division 2005-2009
2009 Montreal Impact (3)
2008 Vancouver Whitecaps (2)
2007 Seattle Sounders (4)
2006 Vancouver Whitecaps
2005 Seattle Sounders (3)
A-League 1994-2004
2004 Montreal Impact (2)
2003 Charleston Battery
2002 Milwaukee Rampage (2)
2001 Rochester Raging Rhinos (3)
2000 Rochester Raging Rhinos (2)
1999 Minnesota Thunder
1998 Rochester Raging Rhinos
1997 Milwaukee Rampage
1996 Seattle Sounders (2)
1995 Seattle Sounders
1994 Montreal Impact

American Soccer League 1933-1983
1983 Jacksonville Tea Men
1982 Detroit Express
1981 Carolina Lightnin’
1980 Pennsylvania Stoners
1979 Sacramento Gold
1978 New York Apollo (2)
1977 New Jersey Americans
1976 Los Angeles Skyhawks
1975 New York Apollo/Boston Astros
1974 Rhode Island Oceaneers
1973 New York Apollo
1972 Cincinnati Comets
1971 New York Greeks
1970 Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals (6)
1969 Washington Darts (2)
1968 Washington Darts
1967-68 Ukranian Nationals (5)
1966-67 Baltimore St. Gerards
1965-66 Roma SC
1964-65 Hartford FC
1963-64 Ukranian Nationals (4)
1962-63 Ukranian Nationals (3)
1961-62 Ukranian Nationals (2)
1960-61 Ukranian Nationals
1959-60 Colombo
1958-59 New York Hakoah (3)
1957-58 New York Hakoah (2)
1956-57 New York Hakoah
1955-56 Uhrik Truckers (2)
1954-55 Uhrik Truckers
1953-54 New York Americans (2)
1952-53 Newark Portuguese
1951-52 Philadelphia Americans (3)
1950-51 Philadelphia Nationals (5)
1949-50 Philadelphia Nationals (4)
1948-49 Philadelphia Nationals (3)
1947-48 Philadelphia Nationals (2)
1946-47 Philadelphia Nationals
1945-46 Baltimore Americans
1944-45 Brookhattan
1943-44 Philadelphia Americans (2)
1942-43 Brooklyn Hispano
1941-42 Philadelphia Americans
1940-41 Kearney Scots (5)
1939-40 Kearney Scots (4)
1938-39 Kearney Scots (3)
1937-38 Kearney Scots (2)
1936-37 Kearney Scots
1935-36 New York Americans
1934-35 Philadelphia German-American
1933-34 Kearney Irish

3rd Division
USL League One
2023 North Carolina FC
2022 South Georgia Tormenta
2021 Union Omaha
2020 Greenville Triumph (No final played because of COVID-19. Greenville named champion on points per game.)
2019 North Texas SC

No Division III league, 2017-2018

United Soccer League
2016 New York Red Bulls II
2015 Rochester Rhinos
USL Pro 2011-2014
2014 Sacramento Republic FC
2013 Orlando City SC (2)
2012 Charleston Battery (3)
2011 Orlando City SC
USL 2nd Division 2005-2010
2010 Charleston Battery (2)
2009 Richmond Kickers (2)
2008 Cleveland City Stars
2007 Harrisburg City Islanders
2006 Richmond Kickers
2005 Charlotte Eagles (2)
Pro Soccer League
2004 Utah Blitzz (2)
Pro Select League
2003 Wilmington Hammerheads
US D3 Pro League 1997-2002
2002 Long Island Rough Riders (2)
2001 Utah Blitzz
2000 Charlotte Eagles
1999 Western Mass Pioneers
1998 Chicago Stingers
1997 Albuquerque Geckos
USISL Select League
1996 California Jaguars
USISL Pro League 1995-1996
1996 Charleston Battery
1995 Long Island Rough Riders
USISL
1994 Greensboro Dynamo (USISL)

Women’s Division I
National Women’s Soccer League 2013-present
2023 Gotham FC
2022 Portland Thorns FC (3)
2021 Washington Spirit
2020 Houston Dash*
2019 North Carolina Courage (2)
2018 North Carolina Courage
2017 Portland Thorns FC (2)
2016 Western New York Flash
2015 FC Kansas City (2)
2014 FC Kansas City
2013 Portland Thorns FC
*Won “Challenge Cup” tournament necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic

No Division I league 2012

Women’s Professional Soccer 2009-2011
2011 Western New York Flash
2010 FC Gold Pride
2009 Sky Blue FC

No Division I league 2004-2008

Women’s United Soccer Association 2001-2003
2003 Washington Freedom
2002 Carolina Courage
2001 Bay Area CyberRays

Indoor Soccer
Major Arena Soccer League 2014-present
2022-2023 Chihuahua Savage
2021-2022 San Diego Sockers (2)
2021 San Diego Sockers
2019-2020 No champion (COVID-19 epidemic)
2018-2019 Milwaukee Wave
2017-2018 Baltimore Blast (3)
2016-2017 Baltimore Blast (2)
2015-2016 Baltimore Blast
2014-2015 Monterrey Flash

Major Indoor Soccer League III 2009-2014
2013-2014 Missouri Comets
2012-2013 Baltimore Blast (2)
2011-2012 Milwaukee Wave (2)
2010-2011 Milwaukee Wave
2009-2010 Monterrey La Raza
National Indoor Soccer League
2008-2009 Baltimore Blast

Xtreme Soccer League
2008-2009 Detroit Ignition

Major Indoor Soccer League II 2001-2008
2007-2008 Baltimore Blast (4)
2006-2007 Philadelphia KiXX (2)
2005-2006 Baltimore Blast (3)
2004-2005 Milwaukee Wave
2003-2004 Baltimore Blast (2)
2002-2003 Baltimore Blast
2001-2002 Philadelphia KiXX

World Indoor Soccer League 1999-2001
2001 Dallas Sidekicks (2)
2000 Monterrey La Raza
1999 Sacramento Knights
Premier Soccer Alliance 1998
1998 Dallas Sidekicks

Continental Indoor Soccer League 1993-1997
1997 Seattle SeaDogs
1996 La Raza de Monterrey (2)
1995 La Raza de Monterrey
1994 Las Vegas Dustdevils
1993 Dallas Sidekicks

National Professional Soccer League 1990-2001
2000-01 Milwaukee Wave (3)
1999-00 Milwaukee Wave (2)
1998-99 Cleveland Crunch (3)
1997-98 Milwaukee Wave
1996-97 Kansas City Attack (2)
1995-96 Cleveland Crunch (2)
1994-95 St. Louis Ambush
1993-94 Cleveland Crunch
1992-93 Kansas City Attack
1991-92 Detroit Rockers
1990-91 Chicago Power
American Indoor Soccer Association 1984-1990
1989-90 Canton Invaders (5)
1988-89 Canton Invaders (4)
1987-88 Canton Invaders (3)
1986-87 Louisville Thunder
1985-86 Canton Invaders (2)
1984-85 Canton Invaders

North American Soccer League (1979-1984)
1983-84 San Diego Sockers (2)
1982-83 No Season
1981-82 San Diego Sockers
1980-81 Edmonton Drillers
1979-80 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Major Soccer League (1990-1992)
1991-92 San Diego Sockers (8)
1990-91 San Diego Sockers (7)
Major Indoor Soccer League I (1978-1990)
1989-90 San Diego Sockers (6)
1988-89 San Diego Sockers (5)
1987-88 San Diego Sockers (4)
1986-87 Dallas Sidekicks
1985-86 San Diego Sockers (3)
1984-85 San Diego Sockers (2)
1983-84 Baltimore Blast
1982-83 San Diego Sockers
1981-82 New York Arrows (4)
1980-81 New York Arrows (3)
1979-80 New York Arrows (2)
1978-79 New York Arrows

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