The Las Vegas Super Book has released the betting odds for the 2015 MLS Cup, and D.C. United is at a respectable 9/1 odds. What is not respectable, however, is all of the teams ahead of them. Remember, betting odds are not an indication of who the Las Vegas Super Book thinks will win MLS Cup; it is based on how much many is being bet on each team.
The Los Angeles Galaxy are obviously the favorites, at 3/1 odds, because they are the only team that non-soccer fans have heard of; if you're just a random sports better, you may just lay down some money on the Galaxy and not think twice about it. The Seattle Sounders are second, at 9/2 odds, because the Sounders invented sports betting and are another team that you might have heard of if you're not really an MLS fan.
At three and four are the first two Eastern Conference teams, with the New England Revolution at 8/1 and then D.C. United at 9/1. Widely considered to be the top two teams in the East, but the Revs have gotten a lot more buzz than United based on their MLS Cup run.
On the other end, Philadelphia Union, Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes, and Montreal Impact all share the distinction of the worst odds for MLS Cup champions, at 50/1. Hot mess champions of the offseason NYCFC and New York Red Bulls are tied at 15/1, alongside perennial hot mess Toronto FC and the opposite of all of those team, the Columbus Crew.
What do you think of United's odds, especially as compared to the rest of the league?