The New England Revolution will win the Eastern Conference


The New England Revolution sit in second place in the Eastern Conference standings. With three games left in the 2014 MLS regular season campaign, the facts are undeniable, the Revolution will win the Eastern Conference and the conference playoffs.

With three games left for New England, all of which are against teams not in the top five in the Eastern Conference, the Revs look to take the East with ease. Even though the Revs sit in second place in their conference, just four points behind DC United, the odds play stronger in favor of the Revs winning the conference.

United play four more matches, three MLS regular season games, and one CONCACAF Champions League match. Of the three MLS matches, two of the three clubs have outside chances at making the playoffs. DC is the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the East. Automatically, many assume that United is the best in the East, that is not the case.

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The last eight matches for New England resulted in seven wins and one lose. No other team in Major League Soccer experienced the same amount of success that the Revs have over the past eight games. New England’s only lose over the past eight games came against the very team the club beat last night, the Columbus Crew. While the Crew look to find a spot in the top five, the Revs win against them last night made their job a bit more difficult.

For United, their last eight MLS games resulted is a record of 3-2-3. Not to say that DC cannot bounce back from their struggling ways, but the facts all point to their final three games not ending the way the club would want. Three of the club’s last eight games resulted in the team not scoring a single goal. Proving that lack of scoring weapons for United.

New England look to be the best team in the Eastern Conference, no doubt about it. Their midfield is crazy good, and the supporting players on defense and forward continue to produce strong results each game. Aside from the midfield play, Bobby Shuttleworth continues to play outside his mind, making saves that most goalkeepers could only dream about making.

With three games left, the odds are certainly in favor of the New England Revolution to win the conference. Once playoffs roll-around, watch New England to continue their dominance in the East and meet either the LA Galaxy or Seattle Sounders in the MLS Cup championship.

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