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MLS returns from Copa America break tonight with table tumult

Dom Dwyer, Jelle Van Damme

Sporting Kansas City forward Dom Dwyer, front, works in front of the net while covered by Los Angeles Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, May 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


The two week break for the Copa America Centenario group stage is over, and Major League Soccer delivers regular season action today and on into the Fall.

Several teams remain impacted by the tournament thanks to the United States’ berth in the semifinals, but others have their Copa America stars back in the fold.

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Parity continues to reign in the league, perhaps a bit masked by the disparity in matches played.

Let’s revisit the standings ahead of the evening, as the league continues to see playoff fortunes “change” by the result:

Eastern Conference
New York14617242045-0-21-1-519
New York City FC154652229-71-5-33-1-218
Toronto FC134451415-11-2-13-2-416
Orlando City SC13373232122-5-01-2-316
New England143741925-63-4-10-3-316

Western Conference
FC Dallas16844242225-3-03-1-428
Real Salt Lake13724232124-0-03-2-423
Los Angeles135622716114-3-01-3-221
San Jose14554161605-2-00-3-420
Sporting KC165381418-43-1-42-2-418

Proof of that year-to-year tumult is strewn throughout the tables, with Seattle, Sporting KC, Columbus and New England down and Colorado, Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake on the up.


New York City vs. Philadelphia Union, 1 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. New England, 7 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m. ET
Orlando City vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, 7:30 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Chicago, 9 p.m. ET
Houston vs. DC United, 9 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland, 10 p.m. ET

Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas, 5 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle, 7:30 p.m. ET

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