Eastern Conference Roundup: April 22

Sporting and Crew share Eastern Conference lead on 11 points

Eastern Conference Roundup: April 22

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1. Sporting Kansas City -- 11 pts. |  4-0 Win vs. Montreal Impact, Week Eight: at New England Revolution

Sporting took care of a struggling Montreal side at home with a 4-0 win courtesy of a Dom Dwyer brace to move atop the East. Kansas City travels to New England this week to face the Revolution.

2. Columbus Crew -- 11 pts. | 1-1 Draw vs. D.C. United, Week Eight: vs. New York Red Bulls

It took extra hustle and a pinpoint pass from Wil Trapp and a flawless finish from Hector Jimenez in the 90th minute to help the 10-man Crew to a point against D.C. United to stay tied on points with Sporting Kansas City. The Black & Gold close-out a two-match homestand on Saturday against the New York Red Bulls (TICKETS).

3. Toronto FC -- 9 pts. | 2-1 Loss at FC Dallas, Week Eight: Bye

Michael Bradley returned to the Reds' lineup on the road against FC Dallas, but it wasn't enough as the home side prevailed with a 2-1 victory. Toronto FC has a bye this week, allowing leading scorer Jermain Defoe extra time to recover from a hamstring injury. 

4. D.C. United -- 8 pts. | 1-1 Draw at Columbus Crew, Week Eight: vs. FC Dallas

United strung together a few nice counterattacks on the road against the Crew and would've earned three points if not for the Black & Gold's late heroics. D.C. returns home this week against FC Dallas riding a four-match unbeaten streak.

5. New England Revolution -- 8 pts. | 1-1 Draw at Chicago Fire, Week Eight: vs. Sporting Kansas City

A late penalty save from Bobby Shuttleworth helped the Revs to a point on the road against Chicago in Week Seven. The Revolution hosts Sporting Kansas City this week.

6. Philadelphia Union -- 8 pts. | 2-1 Loss at New York Red Bulls / 0-0 Draw vs. Houston Dynamo, Week Eight at Montreal Impact

In a double-fixture week, the Union was defeated at New York and battled Houston to a scoreless draw at home. Philadelphia travels to Montreal in Week Eight. 

7. Houston Dynamo -- 7 pts. | 0-0 Draw at Philadelphia Union, Week Eight: at New York Red Bulls / vs. Portland Timbers

Winless in its last four matches, the Dynamo picked up a point on the road at Philadelphia. Houston plays at New York midweek before hosting Portland on the weekend.

8. New York Red Bulls -- 7 pts. | 2-1 Win vs. Philadelphia Union, Week Eight: vs. Houston Dynamo / at Columbus Crew

The Red Bulls earned their first win of the season as Thierry Henry and Lloyd Sam found the net against Philadelphia. New York hosts Houston on Wednesday and travels to Columbus on Saturday.

9. Chicago Fire -- 6 pts. | 1-1 Draw vs. New England Revolution, Week Eight: Bye

Another match, another draw for the Fire. The Men in Red have a bye week to sort things out before hosting Real Salt Lake on May 3.

10. Montreal Impact -- 3 pts. | 4-0 Loss at Sporting Kansas City, Week Eight: vs. Philadelphia Union

The Impact fell on the road, 4-0, to Sporting Kansas City. Montreal looks to regroup at home this week against the Philadelphia Union.