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Eastern Conference roundup: September 16

1. D.C. United  47 pts. | 1-0 loss at New York Red Bulls; Week 28: at Chicago Fire

The Black-and-Red lost just their third match to an Eastern Conference opponent since March 29 by dropping three points at Red Bull Arena on a late Lloyd Sam winner.

2. Sporting Kansas City — 45 pts. | 4-0 win at Chivas USA; Week 28: Bye

Sporting Kansas City rebounded from its recent struggles in a big way at Chivas USA. The defending champs are the only MLS club on bye this week.

3. New England Revolution — 42 pts. | 2-1 win vs. Montreal Impact; Week 28: at Columbus Crew

New England keeps on rolling – the Revs won their fifth contest in a row and scored two or more goals for the fourth consecutive outing.

4. New York Red Bulls  38 pts. | 1-0 win vs. D.C. United, 2-2 draw at Philadelphia Union; Week 28: vs. Seattle Sounders FC

The Red Bulls were the week's biggest winners, jumping into fourth on the back of a home victory over Conference-leading D.C. United. Next up, however, is a home test against Western power Seattle.

5. Columbus Crew  37 pts. | 2-2 draw at Houston Dynamo; Week 28: vs. New England Revolution

The Crew showed great mettle to come back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to secure a point and stay above the red line. Two consecutive home matches are on tap.

6. Philadelphia Union — 37 pts. | 2-2 draw vs. New York Red Bulls; Week 28: vs. Houston Dynamo

The Union did well to earn a point against New York despite playing a lineup filled with reserves in anticipation of tonight's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.

7. Toronto FC  34 pts. | 1-1 draw at Chicago Fire; Week 28: vs. Chivas USA

Toronto FC ended its three-match losing streak with a road point against Chicago and now it returns home to face struggling Chivas USA.

8. Houston Dynamo  32 pts. | 2-2 draw vs. Columbus Crew; Week 28: at Philadelphia Union

The Dynamo arguably needs some type of result at Philadelphia this weekend after letting two points slip away against the Crew.

9. Chicago Fire  30 pts. | 1-1 draw vs. Toronto FC; Week 28: vs. D.C. United

Chicago, like Houston, is certainly capable of making the MLS Cup Playoffs if it puts on a strong run, but it has to begin now for the Fire.

10. Montreal Impact —21 pts. | 2-2 draw vs. LA Galaxy, 2-1 loss at New England Revolution; Week 28: vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Montreal's draw with the LA Galaxy was a great result for the Impact, which has now gotten four goals and one assist from Ignacio Piatti in five matches.

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