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Eastern Conference Roundup: Week 17

After another action-packed week of Major League Soccer, here’s a roundup of how the Eastern Conference performed in week 17.
1. New York City FC – 27 pts. | 2-0 win vs. New York Red Bulls, next: at New England Revolution (7/6)
NYCFC earned its first win ever over their close rivals in the New York Red Bulls on Sunday. New York City owned the night, starting off with a goal by rookie Jack Harrison early in the first half and then a David Villa tally off an assist by Harrison later in the 66th. NYCFC will hope to add to its current three-game win streak as it heads to New England to face the Revolution tonight.
2. Philadelphia Union - 26 pts. | 1-0 loss at Houston, next: vs. D.C. United (7/9)
It was all defense for the Union all night against Houston. A free kick in the final moments of stoppage time by Houston’s Cristian Maidana sealed Philly’s loss on the road and left the Union empty handed. Philadelphia will return home next to take on D.C. United at Talen Energy Stadium.
3. Montreal Impact – 24 pts. | 3-2 win vs. New England, next: at Real Salt Lake (7/9)
Montreal’s Michael Salazar brought his team back from a two-goal deficit against New England, and thanks to a Ignacio Piatti penalty early in the second-half, the Impact were able walk away with three points and a 3-2 victory over the Revolution. Next, the Impact will head to Real Salt Lake.
4. New York Red Bulls – 23 pts. | 2-0 loss at NYCFC, next: vs. Portland Timbers (7/10)
The Red Bulls could not get the job done against their in-city rivals NYCFC at Yankee Stadium. New York was handed its first-ever loss against NYCFC. Next up, the Red Bulls will host aWestern Conference opponent, the Portland Timbers, as part of Soccer Sunday on ESPN2.
5. D.C. United – 21 pts. | 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake, next: at Philadelphia (7/9)
In a match that seemed to be mostly controlled by Salt Lake, D.C. United walked away with a point thanks to substitute Jared Jeffrey, who managed to find the back of the net to equalize in the final moments of second-half stoppage time. Next, the Black-and-Red head to Philly to take on the Union.
6. Toronto FC - 20 pts. | 1-1 draw vs. Seattle, next: vs. Chicago Fire (7/9)
Toronto FC earned a point in its 1-1 draw against Seattle, despite being without two of its star players in Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore. Toronto’s Jordan Hamiltion struck the net first for the Reds, only for the Sounders to respond a minute later to equalize. Toronto will next host the Chicago Fire.
7. Orlando City SC - 20 pts. | 4-0 loss at FC Dallas, next: vs. Houston Dynamo (7/8)
For Orlando, the score says it all. The one positive to take out of the match from the Lions was by goalkeeper Joe Bendik, who registered six saves on the night. Orlando hopes to bounce back as it hosts the Dynamo on Friday evening.

8. New England Revolution – 19 pts. | 3-2 loss at Montreal, next: vs. New York City FC (7/6)
Despite a brace from Kei Kamara, New England’s defense could not hold on to its early 2-0 lead and stop Michael Salazar and the rest of the Impact. The Revolution left Montreal empty-handed as a result of its 3-2 loss. Next up, the Revs will host New York City FC tonight.
9. Columbus Crew SC - 16 pts. | 3-2 loss at Sporting KC, next: at New England (7/9)
It was a very physical match between Columbus Crew SC and Sporting KC on Sunday evening. Despite an Ola Kamara brace, the Black & Gold walked away from Kansas City with a 3-2 loss following a late goal from the home side. Crew SC will be on the road again this week as it heads to New England on Saturday.
10. Chicago Fire - 14 pts. | 1-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes, next: vs. FC Dallas (7/8)
The Fire got a win at home thanks to a goal from John Goossens, the first of his MLS career, in Chicago’s back-and-forth match against the San Jose Earthquakes. Chicago will hope to get another win at home as it hosts FC Dallas this week.

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