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Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Rankings

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The second in a two-part series that ranks the top 100 clubs in the United States and Canada. Rankings are current as of August 18, 2014,

Dean Strelau

So the inaugural Top 100 Ranking is out, and the Seattle Sounders are top of the table. All of the ratings back to 2011 can be viewed on the chart below. Select the team(s) you are interested in on the lower right hand portion of the graph. (For the methodology associated with these rankings, see this article.)

With a 1494.6 rating, Seattle is the top team by a slight margin, holding only a 4.4 point lead over Sporting Kansas City, while the LA Galaxy are third with 1469.1. The highest rated non-MLS team is USL PRO's Orlando City, with a 1357.6 - good enough for fourteenth overall. NASL's top team are the New York Cosmos, who are in seventeenth place with 1304.2. Here's the complete top 100:

Rank Club League Current Score
1 Seattle Sounders MLS 1,494.6
2 Sporting Kansas City MLS 1,490.2
3 LA Galaxy MLS 1,469.1
4 Real Salt Lake MLS 1,463.9
5 FC Dallas MLS 1,448.6
6 Portland Timbers MLS 1,434.1
7 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS 1,432.5
8 Philadelphia Union MLS 1,415.1
9 New York Red Bulls MLS 1,388.3
10 Chicago Fire MLS 1,382.4
11 D.C. United MLS 1,373.8
12 San Jose Earthquakes MLS 1,371.8
13 Columbus Crew MLS 1,360.5
14 Orlando City USL PRO 1,357.6
15 Toronto FC MLS 1,348.5
16 Colorado Rapids MLS 1,339.6
17 New England Revolution
MLS 1,337.7
18 Houston Dynamo MLS 1,315.9
19 New York Cosmos NASL 1,304.4
20 Minnesota United NASL 1,281.9
21 Tampa Bay Rowdies NASL 1,276.4
22 Richmond Kickers USL PRO 1,267.8
23 Chivas USA MLS 1,256.8
24 Carolina RailHawks NASL 1,240.6
25 San Antonio Scorpions NASL 1,233.3
26 Montreal Impact MLS 1,229.4
27 Atlanta Silverbacks NASL 1,211.2
28 FC Edmonton NASL 1,192.2
29 Sacramento Republic USL PRO 1,177.2
30 Charleston Battery USL PRO 1,166.8
31 Ottawa Fury NASL 1,166.7
32 LA Galaxy II USL PRO 1,164.6
33 Harrisburg City Islanders USL PRO 1,162.4
34 Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 1,160.7
35 Charlotte Eagles USL PRO 1,150.4
36 Wilmington Hammerheads USL PRO 1,141.0
37 Indy Eleven NASL 1,134.6
38 Montreal Impact Res. MLS Reserve 1,112.9
39 Michigan Bucks PDL 1,110.5
40 Chicago Fire Res. MLS Reserve 1,108.3
41 Rochester Rhinos USL PRO 1,108.1
42 Real Salt Lake Res. MLS Reserve 1,097.6
43 Arizona United USL PRO 1,096.8
44 Reading United PDL 1,096.6
45 FC Dallas Res. MLS Reserve 1,093.7
46 Kitsap Pumas PDL 1,091.5
47 OKC Energy USL PRO 1,091.2
48 Seattle Sounders Res. MLS Reserve 1,089.5
49 New York RB Res. MLS Reserve 1,088.1
50 Jersey Express PDL 1,087.0
51 Austin Aztex PDL 1,086.1
52 Pittsburgh Riverhounds USL PRO 1,085.7
53 Thunder Bay Chill PDL 1,080.8
54 Colorado Rapids Res. MLS Reserve 1,078.7
55 Des Moines Menace PDL 1,069.2
56 Laredo Heat PDL 1,068.1
57 Orange County Blues USL PRO 1,067.7
58 Chivas USA Res. MLS Reserve 1,066.6
59 Dayton Dutch Lions USL PRO 1,066.2
60 Ocala Stampede PDL 1,064.1
61 Forest City London PDL 1,062.2
62 Tucson PDL 1,061.9
63 Ventura County Fusion PDL 1,058.9
64 Carolina Dynamo PDL 1,053.4
65 Victoria Highlanders PDL 1,049.9
66 Long Island Rough Riders PDL 1,049.0
67 Ocean City Nor'easters PDL 1,046.2
68 Fresno Fuego PDL 1,038.1
69 Orlando City II PDL 1,035.0
70 Portland Timbers II PDL 1,034.1
71 Chicago Fire II PDL 1,022.1
72 Western Mass Pioneers PDL 1,020.1
73 Vancouver Whitecaps II PDL 1,014.7
74 West Virginia Chaos PDL 1,013.9
75 Orange County Blue Star PDL 1,013.5
76 Seattle Sounders II PDL 1,013.3
77 San Jose Earthquakes II PDL 1,010.5
78 Baltimore Bohemians PDL 1,010.0
79 CFC Azul PDL 1,005.0
80 Academy Bradenton PDL 1,004.8
81 Cincinnati Dutch Lions PDL 1,004.8
82 Mississippi Brilla PDL 1,004.1
83 Beach Pirates PDL 1,001.4
84 Montreal Impact II PDL 1,000.7
85 BYU Cougars PDL 997.4
86 Los Angeles Misioneros PDL 995.8
87 Albuquerque Sol PDL 995.6
88 Seacoast United Phantoms PDL 994.8
89 Las Vegas Mobsters PDL 991.2
90 K-W United PDL 990.7
91 SW Florida Adrenaline PDL 989.8
92 Portland Phoenix PDL 988.7
93 Northern Virginia Royals PDL 986.3
94 Real Colorado Foxes PDL 983.9
95 Lane United PDL 983.8
96 Real Boston Rams PDL 980.0
97 SWV King's Warriors PDL 979.4
98 SC United Bantams PDL 978.4
99 Midland / Odessa Sockers PDL 975.3
100 Riverhounds II PDL 974.4