1. D.C. United – 28 pts. | 1-0 loss at Orlando City; this week: at Pittsburgh Riverhounds, vs. New England
Despite a late-game push that saw some quality opportunities for the top team in the East, D.C. United fell to Orlando City after Brazilian star Kaká bagged his seventh goal of the season on a rebound from a first-half penalty kick.
2. New England Revolution – 24 pts. | 2-0 win vs. Chicago Fire; this week: vs. Charlotte Independence, at D.C. United
Better late than never for New England as two second-half goals within a three-minute span lifted the Revolution over a visiting Chicago Fire squad. The Revolution are now 11-0-6 over their last 17 regular season matches at Gillette Stadium.
3. Orlando City SC – 20 pts. | 1-0 win vs. D.C. United; this week: at Charleston Battery, at Montreal Impact
Brazilian international Kaká headed in a blocked penalty kick to give Orlando City three points against East-leading D.C. United at RFK Stadium. Orlando City’s unbeaten run now extends to five games, lifting them into the Eastern Conference’s third position after sitting in the eighth spot just four weeks ago.
4. Toronto FC – 19 pts. | BYE week; this week: vs. NYCFC
After a bye this week, Toronto FC looks to extend its win streak to four games as it gets set to take on New York City FC. NYCFC is coming off a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact.
5. New York Red Bulls – 17 pts. | BYE week; this week: vs. Atlanta Silverbacks, vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Coming off a bye week, the Red Bulls enter U.S. Open Cup play as they host the Atlanta Silverbacks on Tuesday. Then they face Vancouver Whitecaps FC, which is coming off a bye week, as well. Vancouver has won two of its last three regular season matches.
6. Columbus Crew SC – 17 pts. | 1-1 draw vs. LA Galaxy; this week: at Richmond Kickers
A second-half goal from Federico Higuaín brought things level as Crew SC kept the Galaxy winless on the road this season with a 1-1 draw at MAPFRE Stadium.
7. Philadelphia Union – 15 pts. | BYE week; this week: vs. Rochester Rhinos, at LA Galaxy
The tide will be tough to for the Union when it visits LA Galaxy, a team that has lost just one match in its previous 30 competitions at home.
8. Montreal Impact – 14 pts. | 3-1 loss at NYCFC; this week: vs. Orlando City SC
A goal from Wandrille Lefevre in the 88th minute cut New York City’s advantage in half, but a late-game NYC goal off a counter attack sealed the fate for Montreal. The Impact, whose two-game winning streak came to an end, stands with 14 points in 11 games.
9. Chicago Fire – 14 pts. | 2-0 loss at New England Revolution; this week: vs. Louisville City FC
Chicago couldn’t keep up with New England, which won the possession battle and presented most of the game’s scoring opportunities. The Fire lost their third straight and are 1-5-2 since the start of May.
10. NYCFC – 14 pts. | 3-1 victory against Montreal Impact; this week: at NY Cosmos, at Toronto FC
Despite a slow start to the season, the expansion team is beginning to gain momentum. The 3-1 home victory over Montreal marks NYCFC’s second-straight win and gives them 14 points in 15 matches, enough for a three-way tie at the bottom of the Eastern Conference table.