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How the playoff races are shaping up in Week 29

Here are the latest developments in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff race after the midweek results in Week 29 and ahead of a full 12-match weekend slate:

Eastern Conference

  • No. 1 seed: NYCFC travel to face FC Dallas with a five-point cushion at the top of the East table. The Philadelphia Union (at NY Red Bulls) and Atlanta United (vs. San Jose Earthquakes) will be hoping to take advantage of any NYCFC slip-up to challenge for the Round 1 bye and home-field advantage that come with the No.