Eastern Conference roundup: July 14
1. D.C. United — 31 pts. | 2-1 win at San Jose Earthquakes; Week 19: vs. Chivas USA
D.C. United continues to get the job done. Its 2-1 win at San Jose was its third consecutive road victory. This weekend's match against red-hot Chivas USA should be entertaining.
2. Sporting Kansas City – 29 pts. | 2-1 win at Montreal Impact; Week 19: at Columbus Crew, vs. LA Galaxy
Two more goals for Dom Dwyer puts him at 14 for the season, one behind Bradley Wright-Phillips for the Golden Boot lead.
3. Toronto FC — 24 pts. | 4-2 win vs. Houston Dynamo; Week 19: vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, at Houston Dynamo
Jermaine Defoe bagged his third brace of 2014 and now has 10 goals in 12 matches played for the Reds.
4. New England Revolution — 23 pts. | 1-0 loss vs. Chicago Fire; Week 19: at LA Galaxy, at FC Dallas
New England has now lost five straight matches, with three of the five coming at home. Those three opponents? Conference foes New York, Philadelphia and Chicago.
5. New York Red Bulls — 23 pts. | 4-1 win vs. Columbus Crew; Week 19: at Philadelphia Union, vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Thierry Henry's transformation to a distributive presence has been fascinating. Entering 2014, the Frenchman had a 1.46 goals-to-assists ratio for his MLS career. This season, with four goals and a League-leading nine assists, that number is at 0.44.
6. Columbus Crew — 20 pts. | 4-1 loss at New York Red Bulls; Week 19: vs. Sporting Kansas City, vs. Montreal Impact
Ethan Finlay ranks ninth in the League in goals per 90 minutes (0.69) among players with four or more tallies.
7. Philadelphia Union — 19 pts. | 3-3 draw vs. Colorado Rapids; Week 19: vs. New York Red Bulls, at Chicago Fire
8. Chicago Fire — 19 pts. | 1-0 win at New England Revolution; Week 19: vs. Philadelphia Union
Both Philadelphia and Chicago have struggled in the League, but on the bright side, these two clubs advanced to the Semifinals of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Philadelphia is set to play FC Dallas, while Chicago is slated to visit Seattle.
9. Houston Dynamo — 18 pts. | 4-2 loss at Toronto FC; Week 19: vs. Toronto FC
Brad Davis' return continued to pay dividends, as his brace put the Dynamo ahead 2-0, but a frantic Toronto FC comeback extended Houston's winless streak to seven matches.
10. Montreal Impact —14 pts. | 2-1 loss vs. Sporting Kansas City; Week 19: at Columbus Crew
Marco Di Vaio and Jack McInerney have started two consecutive matches together after not doing so for all of June.