Two teams that did well at the finish of the regular season will now lock horns in the Eastern Conference playoffs, when Toronto FC will host DC United. The hosts finished off with a win and remained undefeated in over two months. DC United also made a strong finish with a nice undefeated streak.
DC United were stuck in a really unfortunate goal-less draw against Cincinnati in their last match. Failing to score against the league’s worst defense had some reasons, as their opponents were left with 9 men on the pitch and all stayed back. That was the second consecutive goal-less draw for DC who remained undefeated in their last five (3-0-2). DC United were really good on the road this season (6-6-5) but won just two of their last seven on the road (2-3-2).
Toronto FC beat Columbus Crew by a slim 0-1 at home in their last match of the regular season and extended their undefeated streak to ten matches in the MLS (4-0-6). They have been quite hard to beat at home (9-4-4), where they were really good at the second half of the season. Toronto are undefeated in their last seven home matches in all competitions and have lost just once there in the past four and a half months (7-1-3).