So much for 2011 being the Los Angeles Galaxy’s swan song in the MLS.
The team is back after its championship season stronger than ever and oddsmakers at have stacked the odds high against any other Major League Soccer team competing with them.
In addition to retaining David Beckham, LA also brought back Juninho and Leonardo, added Marcelo Sarvas, re-signed Sean Franklin and got Edson Buddle to return from a year in Germany.
That group, combined with Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan give the Galaxy the most star-studded and dangerous lineup in MLS history.
Small wonder they are roughly 15/8 odds to repeat (meaning 8 wagered returns an $15 profit, roughly 2/1 odds).
The Seattle Sounders are next at at 5/1, followed by Real Salt Lake at 7/1.
Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas are next in the betting pecking order at 8/1.
And Canadian soccer fans who love betting on their teams have only longshots to pull for in 2012. Canada’s three teams are the longest shots on the board.
Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps are both 66/1 odds while Toronto FC is 40/1.
See the latest MLS future odds and check out game stats and odds when the season begins in March.
USA - MLS Winner Odds
Los Angeles Galaxy 15/8
Seattle Sounders 5/1
Real Salt Lake 7/1
Sporting Kansas City 8/1
FC Dallas 8/1
New York Red Bulls 12/1
Chicago Fire 25/1
Portland Timbers 25/1
New England Revolution 33/1
San Jose Earthquakes 33/1
DC United 33/1
Chivas USA 40/1
Toronto FC 40/1
Vancouver Whitecaps 66/1
Montreal Impact 66/1