The World Cup starts this week and there are only two MLS matches before the tournament begins. After those matches the MLS will be on an extended break with matches resuming on June 25th.
One of the midweek matches is an Eastern Conference encounter with the Montreal Impact playing host to DC United. Even though Montreal sits in last place in the conference they are the betting favorite.
DC United is in third place in the conference and in their last five matches they have two wins, two draws, and a loss. While the Impact are coming off a win in their last match they have two wins, two losses, and two draws in their last five matches.
Bet365 has MLS betting odds with Montreal posted at +110 with DC United at +250 and a draw line of +230.
DC United has conceded the second fewest goals in the Eastern Conference and will face a Montreal offense that has scored the fewest goals in the MLS.
The other match this week is between a couple of Western Conference foes when the Portland Timbers host FC Dallas.
While Portland is lower in the standings than Dallas they are in a better form and are betting favorites in the match.
The Timbers have won three of their last four matches and are only two points behind a Dallas FC squad that only has one win their last five matches.
Bet365 has Portland as the MLS betting favorite at -110 with Dallas at +300 and a draw line of +240.
No matter what happens in the midweek matches Seattle and New England will be in the lead in their respective conferences before the World Cup break. However, while Seattle has a comfortable seven-point lead over second place Real Salt Lake in the West five teams are within five points of East leader New England.
As the break approaches the World Cup betting odds have changed a little since the last odds were posted.
Here are the odds to win the MLS Cup as of June 9th.
Seattle Sounders FC +450