2022 MLS Cup Conference Finals: Matchups, Schedules And Latest Predictions

Just four teams are left standing in the 2022 season, with LAFC, Austin, Philadelphia Union, and New York City FC all vying for a spot in this year’s MLS Cup. Taking place on the 30th and 31st of October, the Conference finals are where teams throw their whole weight behind getting into the biggest match of the calendar, so check out all of the Conference Finals predictions here at SinkorSwimSports.

Sebastian Druissi Austin FC
Austin did the double over LAFC during the 2022 MLS Regular Season

LAFC vs Austin

When: Sunday 30th October

Watch: ABC, TSN4, TVA Sports, ESPN3 in Spanish

Location: Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles

LAFC won the 2022 Supporters Shield, topping the table with 67 points, and have enjoyed home field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Black and Gold have consistently been at top of the tree when it comes to the latest MLS Cup betting odds but were made to work hard in their Conference semi-final win over LA Galaxy. 

Austin’s fairytale story has continued on in the playoffs, with Josh Wolff’s side holding their nerve against Texan rivals FC Dallas. Los Verdes finished 11 points behind LAFC in the Western Conference but did do the double over the Shield winners during the course of their 2022 schedule. 

In our latest MLS Cup odds at BetUS, Los Angeles find themselves as huge favorites at -190. Austin are available to back as outsiders at +475

Our Prediction
LAFC TO BEAT AUSTIN FC
Daniel Gazdag Philadelphia Union
Only Hany Mukhtar has scored more than Daniel Gazdag’s 22 goals

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC

When: Monday 31st October 

Watch: FS1, FOX Deportes, TSN2, TVA Sports

Location: Subaru Park, Chester

Eleven wins from their final fourteen matches of the regular season saw Philadelphia Union come within a whisker of the Supporters’ Shield, making them the side we’ve been backing throughout the playoffs. The side’s attacking trio of Daniel Gazdag, Julian Carranza, and Mikael Uhre has been one of the most exciting storylines of the season; the players have 22 goals 10 assists, 14 goals 9 assists, and 13 goals 6 assists so far this season. 

2021 MLS Cup winners New York City FC are still in the hunt for retaining their title this year. Having finished 3rd in the Eastern Conference, twelve points behind Philadelphia, NYC have cruised through their two homefield playoff fixtures against Inter Miami and Montreal.  

In what is shaping up to be a mightily close affair, our MLS odds have Philadelphia Union priced as favorites here at -115. A second MLS Cup final appearance in two seasons for New York City can be backed at +300.

Our Prediction
PHILADELPHIA UNION TO BEAT NEW YORK CITY