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Eastern Conference roundup: October 8

CLINCHED

1. D.C. United  52 pts. | 0-0 draw vs. Sporting Kansas City; Week 31: at Houston Dynamo

D.C. United became the first Eastern Conference side to clinch an MLS Cup Playoff spot with a home draw against Sporting KC. Playoff odds: clinched (88.1% chance at top overall seed)

ABOVE THE RED LINE

2. New England Revolution — 48 pts. | 2-1 win vs. Columbus Crew; Week 31: at Montreal Impact

By virtue of a home win over the Crew, the Revs are in terrific position in the East and are now 6-1-0 when Jermaine Jones appears. Playoff odds: 99.9%

3. Sporting Kansas City — 46 pts. | 0-0 draw at D.C. United; Week 31: vs. Chicago Fire

Sporting KC is now just 2-6-1 over its last nine contests and now faces the very real possibility of dropping into the play-in match. Playoff odds: 99.1%

4. New York Red Bulls  44 pts. | 1-0 win vs. Houston Dynamo; Week 31: vs. Toronto FC

The Red Bulls were the biggest mover of the week, jumping to fourth on the backs of a Thierry Henry game-winner against the Dynamo. Playoff odds: 81.3%

5. Columbus Crew  43 pts. | 2-1 loss at New England Revolution; Week 31: at Philadelphia Union

The Crew's defeat at New England was a setback, but the Crew's MLS Cup Playoff chances are still strong and the Black & Gold can effectively eliminate the Union with a win at PPL Park. Playoff odds: 64.5%

IN THE HUNT

6. Toronto FC — 40 pts. | 3-0 loss at LA Galaxy; Week 31: vs. Houston Dynamo, at New York Red Bulls

You can't fault Toronto FC for losing at LA, but if the Reds want to be a Playoff team, they will need to prove it with a strong showing against Houston and in a feature match at New York. Playoff odds: 43.7%

7. Philadelphia Union  39 pts. | 1-1 draw vs. Chicago Fire; Week 31: vs. Columbus Crew

Amobi Okugo nearly saved the Union's season before a goalkeeping mistake by Algerian FIFA World Cup star Rais Mbolhi saw two costly points slip away. Philadelphia has little margin for error now. Playoff odds: 9.6%

8. Houston Dynamo  36 pts. | 1-0 loss at New York Red Bulls; Week 31: at Toronto FC, vs. D.C. United

Houston's loss to the Red Bulls all but ended its season, but if the Dynamo go 4-0-0 to close the year, it would have a 93.8% chance to make the MLS Cup Playoffs. Playoff odds: 1.9%

ELIMINATED

9. Chicago Fire  33 pts. | 1-1 draw at Philadelphia Union, 0-0 draw vs. Montreal Impact; Week 31: at Sporting Kansas City

The Fire drew its 18th match of the season, setting an all-time League record. Playoff odds: eliminated

10. Montreal Impact — 25 pts. | 0-0 draw at Chicago Fire; Week 31: vs. New England Revolution

Give the Impact some credit: it has been roughly a .500 club since mid August (3-4-2 over its last nine matches). Playoff odds: eliminated

 

Playoff odds courtesy of SportsClubStats.com


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