MLS Playoffs: Ranking the conference fields

The New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas enter the MLS playoffs as the hottest teams in their respective conferences -- records over their last 10 games -- but how have they done against their conference playoff rivals? The Red Bulls also rank as the best team in the Eastern Conference, but FC Dallas is near the bottom in the Western Conference. The best team? Sporting KC, which otherwise squeaked into the playoffs.

Last 10 MLS Games ...
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T
21 NY Red Bulls 7-3-0
20 Montreal 6-2-2
19 Columbus 6-3-1
19 New England 6-3-1
15 Toronto FC 5-5-0
10 D.C United 3-6-1
WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T
20 FC Dallas 6-3-1
19 Seattle 5-1-4
17 Portland 5-3-2
14 LA Galaxy 4-4-2
11 Sporting KC 3-5-2
11 Vancouver 3-5-2

Vs. Conference Playoff Field ...
EASTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T
23 NY Red Bulls 7-4-2
20 Columbus 6-5-2
20 Montreal 6-5-2
16 New England 4-5-4
15 D.C. United 4-6-3
15 Toronto 4-6-3
WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM W-L-T
25 Sporting KC 7-2-4
20 LA Galaxy 6-5-2
19 *Seattle 5-5-4
18 Vancouver 5-5-3
14 FC Dallas 4-7-2
14 *Portland 3-6-5
*Portland and Seattle played extra game.
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