As we wind down to the final weekend of the 2011 MLS Regular Season the race for the Eastern Conference regular season title, and the No. 1 seed that comes with it, is wide open. Four different teams have a chance to clinch the top spot in the East.
Right now the front-runners are Sporting Kansas City and Philadelphia. The Union play their final regular-season game against New York at Red Bull Arena on Thursday while Sporting KC faces D.C. United at RFK Stadium in its regular season finale. The teams are tied on points, head-to-head and goal differential, with Sporting KC holding the edge in the next tie-breaker, goals scored.
Then you have the Columbus Crew, which faces the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The Fire could be eliminated from playoff contention by the time the team's meet, but then again Chicago could have a glimmer of hope left if enough things go there way.
The long-shot contender for the East title is a team that may actually have the easiest path. The Houston Dynamo face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, the final match of the season, but it's also a match the Galaxy are expected to use to rest several key players. If Sporting KC, Philadelphia and Columbus all fail to win, the Dynamo could clinch the East with a victory.
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