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How the MLS is Back Tournament prize pool is broken up by club

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.

Two clubs, FC Dallas and Nashville SC, were withdrawn due to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus didn't win any chunk of the $1.1 million prize pool.

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