As the MLS is Back Tournament wraps up with Tuesday’s Final presented by Wells Fargo, the $1.1 million prize pool will also be divvied up (8:30 pm ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes in US; TSN, TVAS2 in Canada).
As first reported by the Canadian Press, either the Portland Timbers or Orlando City will be heading home with $300,000 in winnings. The runner-up is slated to receive $150,000, so there’s still a decent return even if the trophy and 2021 Concacaf Champions League spot both prove elusive.
There’s even a bonus for the two semifinalist clubs, Minnesota United and Philadelphia Union, as they’ll each receive $100,000. The quarterfinalists who placed fifth through eighth are getting $47,500 each. Those teams are LAFC, NYCFC, the San Jose Earthquakes and Sporting Kansas City.
For making the Round of 16, eight different teams earned $20,000. They are the following: FC Cincinnati, Columbus Crew SC, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps.
To round out the prize pool, each group-stage win resulted in $14,000. That means that of the 24 teams participating, everyone except for the following took home at least some money: Atlanta United, Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, Inter Miami and LA Galaxy. Those clubs were all winless and went home early.