For the Union: a look around the East

Monday marked the end of Week 4 in MLS. Let’s take a look around the East and see how everyone did, and how the table looks.

Week 4 was really two weeks long due to the international break. There were only two matches with Eastern teams in them the first part of Week 4: NYCFC drew with New England 1-1, while DC United was blown out 3-0 by FC Dallas.

The main slate of Week 4 happened last weekend. Here’s what happened in the East:

-The Chicago Fire beat the Union 1-0 in Chicago.

-New England beat RBNY 1-0 at home.

-Colorado beat Toronto FC 1-0 in Colorado.

-FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew drew 1-1 in Dallas.

-The Seattle Sounders beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 in Seattle.

-San Jose and DC United drew 1-1 in California.

And in the Sunday nightcap, Orlando City (the Union’s next opponent) crushed defending champion Portland Timbers 4-1 in Orlando.

Here’s what the Eastern Conference table looks like after Week 4:

KEEPERS

The Union retain their playoff position although they drop to a three-way tie for second with Montreal and New England. The Red Bulls and Columbus continued their slow starts (although a point in Dallas is a good result for the Crew). With three points awarded for a win, the table can change radically week to week, so a couple wins would go a long way towards fixing that slow start, just as a couple losses for the Union would go towards negating their good start.

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