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RBNY Playoff Reset: Week 30

A loss to Orlando City didn't wreck the Red Bulls standings, somehow...

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After a 5-2 loss, and not being THAT far up the standings, you would think the New York Red Bulls' place at the top of the Eastern Conference would be gone. Normally, that would be true, but this is MLS. The Red Bulls got pretty much all the help they needed to stay at the top. Vancouver lost to NYC FC. D.C. United, Columbus, New England couldn't gain much ground. Pretty much everything that could go the Red Bulls way did.

Below are the current standings with each team's maximum point and projected points. For a reminder, here's how they are calculated:

  • Maximum Points = Current Points + (Remaining Games x 3)
  • Projected Points = Current Points + (Current Home Points Per Game [PPG] x Home Games Left) + (Current Away PPG x Away Games Left)

You can see the full set of data on our Google Sheets file.

Eastern Conference Standings

# Club PTS Max Pts Proj Pts
1 New York Red Bulls 48 63 56
2 New England Revolution 47 56 50
3 Columbus Crew SC 47 56 51
4 D.C. United 45 54 49
5 Toronto FC 43 55 49
6 Montreal Impact 42 57 47
7 Orlando City SC 38 47 41
8 New York City FC 37 46 40
9 Philadelphia Union 34 43 37
10 Chicago Fire 27 36 30

Supporter's Shield Standings

# Club PTS Max Pts Proj Pts
1 LA Galaxy 50 59 53
2 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 60 54
3 New York Red Bulls 48 63 56
4 FC Dallas 47 62 55
5 New England Revolution 47 56 50
6 Columbus Crew SC 47 56 51
7 Seattle Sounders FC 46 55 51
8 D.C. United 45 54 49
9 Sporting Kansas City 45 57 51
10 Portland Timbers 44 56 49
11 Toronto FC 43 55 49
12 San Jose Earthquakes 43 52 47
13 Montreal Impact 42 57 47
14 Houston Dynamo 41 50 44
15 Real Salt Lake 38 50 43
16 Orlando City SC 38 47 41
17 New York City FC 37 46 40
18 Philadelphia Union 34 43 37
19 Colorado Rapids 34 46 38
20 Chicago Fire 27 36 30

Games to Watch

10/2 - D.C. United v NYC FC - A draw or loss for D.C. would be best for the Red Bulls.

10/3 - Red Bulls v Crew - No explanation necessary of course. A win puts the Red Bulls 4 points ahead of Columbus and keeps them ahead of New England if they win.

10/3 - Chicago v New England - Chicago is already eliminated from the playoffs. Time for them to play spoilers and help the Red Bulls out. Seeing as this isn't an away match, they have a chance to actually win.

10/3 - San Jose v Vancouver - San Jose winning helps the Red Bulls' shield chances.

10/4 - Dallas v Houston - It's not Kinnear time in Houston anymore, but some of that magic would help the Red Bulls.

10/4 - Seattle v LA - Seattle won the Shield on the last day of 2014 by beating LA. The shield isn't on the line for Seattle now, but winning would spoil the party for LA again.