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Washington Post Oct 18, 2014

United 2, Fire 1: Eddie Johnson has a goal and an assist as D.C. clinches top spot in East

With a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire at rowdy RFK Stadium on Saturday night, D.C. United clinched first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference — an unfathomable feat after winning three of 34 games last year. Read full article >>
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 18, 2014

Fire winless streak at eight with loss to D.C. United

WASHINGTON — Chris Pontius scored in the first half and Eddie Johnson in the second to lead D.C. United to a 2-1 victory Saturday against the visiting Fire in Major League Soccer action. The result stretched United’s unbeaten streak to five games and enabled them to clinch first place in the Eastern Conference a season after they finished with 24 losses and the fewest points in MLS. United (17-9-7) opened the scoring when Pontius headed a perfect cross from...
CSN Washington Oct 18, 2014

United clinch first place in Eastern Conference with 2-1 win

Loyal supporters who stayed with United through a three-win campaign in 2013 just witnessed United defeat the Fire 2-1 and finish first in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2007.
philly.com Oct 18, 2014

Union top Sporting Kansas City, 2-1

A pair of rookies helped the Union win their final home game of the season Saturday night. Brian Brown and Pedro Ribeiro each netted their second goals of the season in a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park.
Washington Post Oct 18, 2014

Soccer Insider: MLS matchday: D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire

With Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact earlier today, MLS’s Eastern Conference playoff field is set: D.C. United, New England, Sporting KC, New York and Columbus. It’s now a matter of settling the seeds. Read full article >>

MLS matchday: D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire

With Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact earlier today, MLS’s Eastern Conference playoff field is set: D.C. United, New England, Sporting KC, New York and Columbus. It’s now a matter of settling the seeds. DCU will wrap up first place with a victory or draw tonight against the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium. […]
Toronto Sun Oct 18, 2014
Toronto FC again misses playoffs after 1-1 draw

Toronto FC again misses playoffs after 1-1 draw

Toronto FC will miss the playoffs for a league-record eighth consecutive season following a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact at BMO Field Saturday afternoon.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Soccer: Crew guaranteed spot in MLS playoffs

The Crew has reached the Major League Soccer postseason for the first time since 2011 by virtue of Toronto FC's tie today against Montreal.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Around soccer: Michael Bradley defends himself, MLS after Klinsmann’s jab

If U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is pushing Michael Bradley to play better, the midfielder doesn’t seem to mind. Klinsmann this week repeated his opinion that Bradley and fellow U.S. international Clint Dempsey accepted a less challenging level of opposition when they returned to Major League Soccer from European clubs.
Toronto Sun Oct 17, 2014
Defoe sidelined once again for Toronto FC

Defoe sidelined once again for Toronto FC

“Anyone see Jermain Defoe?” I asked fellow media members at Friday’s pre-match training.
Washington Post Oct 17, 2014

Eddie Johnson back in spotlight with D.C. United atop MLS Eastern Conference

Eddie Johnson stepped into the D.C. United spotlight last winter, the marquee acquisition for a broken club craving a proven scorer. In the rhythms of a seven-month season, he faded into the shadows amid an early goal rut, resurfaced for on- and off-field reasons and, most recently, served well in a secondary job. Read full article >>

Revs' extra push pays off against Dynamo

If anyone thought that a draw would’ve been just as good as a win for the playoff-bound Revolution in Houston on Thursday, they were mistaken. It wasn’t so much a matter of avoiding complacency. Rather, it was about something much more tangible: a top-3 finish in the standings, which allows a team to avoid a mid-week wild-card matchup. To that end, the Revolution came out of the locker room for the second half intent to not only climb out of a deficit created by a 37th-minute Giles Barnes strike, but to overtake their orange-clad opponent.
CSN Washington Oct 17, 2014

DCU hosts Chicago Fire to close home schedule

United closes out its home schedule against the Chicago Fire on Saturday and the goal will be to avoid injury and at least get a tie.
The Crew Oct 17, 2014
Crew eager to flip the script at Red Bull Arena

Crew eager to flip the script at Red Bull Arena

The way the potential seeds and match-ups are currently slated, if the Crew is to make a deep run in the MLS Cup Playoffs, it almost certainly will have to get a victory at Red Bull Arena – whether that victory comes this weekend, or in a potential Playoff rematch two weeks down the line. Read More

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