First-year expansion blues
How the last five Major League Soccer expansion teams fared in their first season:
2011: Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers join. Vancouver was 6-8-10, finishing last in the Western Conference and last overall. Portland was 11-14-9 for sixth in the West, one spot out of the playoffs’ play-in round.
2012: Montreal Impact goes 12-16-6 and finishes seventh out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference.
2015: New York City FC and Orlando City SC join. New York was 10-17-7 for eighth in the Eastern Conference. Orlando, under current Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath, was 12-14-8 for seventh in the East, one spot out of the playoffs.