Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook recently posted the odds to win the 2015 MLS Cup. According to the odd makers, Columbus Crew SC has a 15/1 chance at taking home this year's title, giving the Black and Gold, and three other teams with the same odds, the sixth best opportunity at hoisting the Philip Anschutz Trophy at the year's end.
The favorites to win it all in 2015 are the defending champions LA Galaxy. Even without the help of Landon Donovan, who retired on top after last season, those in Las Vegas believe the Galaxy have what it takes to repeat. Last year's runner up, and the team that eliminated Crew SC from the MLS Cup Playoffs in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New England Revolution have the third best odds at 8/1.
The odds makers favor New York City FC over fellow 2015 expansion side Orlando City SC. The Manchester City/New York Yankee owned club sits alongside Columbus at 15/1, while Orlando is down at 25/1. Only two MLS expansion teams have ever won MLS Cup in their first year. The Chicago Fire captured the trophy in 1998, their first year of existence, and the Houston Dynamo - technically an expansion side despite simply moving from San Jose and renaming the team - did so in their first MLS campaign in 2006.
Below are the odds for every team in the league according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook
|New England Revolution||8/1|
|Real Salt Lake||12/1|
|Columbus Crew SC||15/1|
|New York City FC||15/1|
|New York Red Bulls||15/1|
|Sporting Kansas City||20/1|
|Orlando City SC||25/1|
|San Jose Earthquakes||50/1|
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