Playoff Update: Red Bulls clinch Eastern Conference

Win over New England seals the deal for New York

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The New York Red Bulls provided some semblance to the playoff picture Thursday night after defeating New England 2-0.

With the win, the Red Bulls clinched the top spot in the Eastern Conference and will play either Seattle, San Jose or Colorado in the first round pending results over the weekend.

The Quakes still have no read on who their first-round playoff opponent will be. San Jose could face any of the four top seeds - New York, Columbus, Los Angeles and Real Salt Lake.

 

2010 MLS CUP PLAYOFF STANDINGS

Through Thursday, October 21, 2010, 10 pm ET

PTS GP W L T GF GA GD
x - Los Angeles Galaxy (1W) 56 29 17 7 5 42 25 17
x - Real Salt Lake (2W) 55 29 15 4 10 43 18 25
x - New York Red Bulls (1E) 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 9
x - Columbus Crew (2E) 47 29 13 8 8 37 33 4
x - FC Dallas 50 29 12 3 14 41 26 15
x - Seattle Sounders 48 29 14 9 6 38 33 5
x - San Jose Earthquakes 46 29 13 9 7 33 29 4
x - Colorado Rapids 45 29 12 8 9 42 30 12
Kansas City Wizards 36 29 10 13 6 32 34 -2
Chicago Fire 33 29 8 12 9 33 37 -4
Toronto FC 32 29 8 13 8 30 39 -9
New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 -18
Philadelphia Union 31 29 8 14 7 34 46 -12
Houston Dynamo 30 29 8 15 6 38 48 -10
Chivas USA 28 29 8 17 4 30 41 -11
D.C. United 22 29 6 19 4 19 44 -25