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D.C. has chance to claim Eastern Conference lead at break
by Ridge Mahoney, June 10th, 2014 10:01PM
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[MLS: Week 15]As astonishing as it sounds, last year’s Eastern Conference doormat will sit atop the standings during the World Cup hiatus if it can beat Montreal at Stade Saputo on Wednesday.

Had Fabian Espindola’s "Panenka" penalty kick not been read and snared by Crew keeper Steve Clark in stoppage time last Saturday, D.C. United would already be in first place. It has won three of its last six games to edge within a point of the conference lead, but on the last two visits to Stade Saputo it has lost 2-1 and 3-0.

The teams tied, 1-1, at RFK May 17 with Eddie Johnsonheading his first goal for United from an Espindola cross to match a goal by Jack McInerney. They will meet again on the final weekend of the season.

Montreal last played a league game on May 31, defeating conference leader New England for the second time this season to snap a three-game winless streak. Andres Romero, who is tied for the team lead in goals with three, fired home a return pass from Marco Di Vaio for the first goal and McInerney tapped home a rebound for the clincher.

Last week the Impact repeated as winner of the Canadian Championship whenFelipe scored in stoppage time to down Vancouver, 1-0, on the night and 2-1 on aggregate.

TIMBERS SEEK REVENGE. There’s also a rematch on tap in the Western Conference; Portland has won three straight road games but leaks a lot of goals at Providence Park, where it hosts FC Dallas, a 2-1 winner over Portland in Texas two weeks ago.

Portland has won three of its last four and four days ago belted Real Salt Lake, 3-1, on a pair of goals by Player of the Week Fanendo Adi and a penalty kick from captain Will Johnson. The potent Timbers' attack, which has scored 18 goals in its last eight games, is led by Maximiliano Urruti and Gaston Fernandez with six goals apiece. Adi and Johnson each has four.

Dallas ended an eight-game winless streak last weekend by rallying past Colorado, 3-2. Fabian Castillo’sbreathtaking dribble and finish capped off a see-saw game in which FCD rallied from a 1-0 deficit. Andres Escobar got credit for the equalizer when Jair Benitez’s shot bounced off him into the net.

0610mls week 15MLS WEEK 15, Schedule:
Wednesday, June 11
7:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United, MLS LIVE
10 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Dallas, ESPN2, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

MLS Standings:
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
23 New England 7-5-2 21/18
22 Sporting KC 6-5-4 21/14
22 D.C. United 6-4-4 18/14
19 Toronto FC6-4-1 15/13
18 New York 4-5-6 22/22
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18 Columbus 4-5-6 18/18
17 Houston 5-9-2 16/29
15 Philadelphia3-7-6 22/27
14 Chicago2-4-8 22/25
10 Montreal2-6-4 11/22

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
32 Seattle 10-3-2 32/23
25 Real Salt Lake 6-2-7 25/21
22 Colorado6-5-4 21/18
21 FC Dallas 6-7-3 26/26
21 Vancouver 5-2-6 25/20
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19 Portland 4-4-7 26/25
17 LA Galaxy4-3-5 16/11
16 San Jose 4-5-4 15/14
11 Chivas USA 2-7-5 14/26
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MLS: Leading Scorers
G PLAYER, TEAM
11 Dom Dwyer, Sporting KC
11Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York
9 Erick Torres, Chivas USA
8 Obafemi Martins, Seattle
8 Clint Dempsey, Seattle
7 Jermain Defoe, Toronto FC
7 Fabian Espindola, D.C. United
7 Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy



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