Ben Sweat - Yangel Herrera - postgame embrace

New York City FC have become the 12th team in MLS history to start a season with at least seven games undefeated after their 2-2 draw with Atlantaon Sunday afternoon.


The Cityzens will have to go five more matches unbeaten to tie the league record of 12 matches unbeaten to begin the season, set four times previously. The last to do that were a 2014 Real Salt Lake side that began the season 6-0-6.


As with most of these kinds of records, though, it's no guarantee of long-term success. Check out the chart below for the best starts in MLS history, and whether those seasons resulted in any honors.


The 12 best unbeaten starts in MLS history

Rank
Season
Team
Start
Eventual honors won
1 
1996
LA Galaxy
12-0
Western Conference
2 
2000
Kansas City Wizaards
10-0-2
MLS Cup, Supporters Shield
3
2010
LA Galaxy
10-0-2
Supporters' Shield
4 
2014
Real Salt Lake
6-0-6
None
5 
2005
New England Revolution
7-0-4
Eastern Conference
6
2000
LA Galaxy
6-0-5
None
7
2009
Chicago Fire
5-0-6
None
8
1998
LA Galaxy
9-0
Supporters' Shield
9 
2010
Columbus Crew
6-0-2
None
10
2012
Sporting Kansas City
7-0-0
US Open Cup
11 
<strong>2018</strong>
<strong>New York City FC</strong>
<strong>5-0-2</strong>
<strong>To be determined</strong>
12
2015
New York Red Bulls
3-0-4
Supporters' Shield