With the MLS regular season now behind us and the playoffs creeping up, let’s see how the Eastern Conference stacks up with a final power ranking.
There’s a long off-season coming up for some of the East’s worst (sorry, ‘rebuilding’) teams, while a select few can extend their seasons all the way into December.
Let’s start off with…
The MLS Favourites
1: New England Revolution (22-7-5), 73 points
It would be unjust to group New England with anyone else as favorites for the Eastern Conference crown, almost like carelessly throwing The Dark Knight into a group of good superhero movies like Spider-Man 2 and Avengers Endgame, such has been New England performances this season.
New England has dominated the regular season on route to 73 points, breaking the MLS points record set by LAFC in 2019.
A prolific attack headlined by likely MVP Carles Gil (4 goals, 13 assists) has New England poised to capture their first MLS Cup.