Decision Day: Scenarios, news & notes in the Eastern Conference

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Important scenarios, injury news and notes ahead of Major League Soccer’s 2015 “Decision Day,” Eastern Conference edition (find the Western Conference HERE):

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Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls (7 p.m. ET, MLS Live/ESPN3)

Scenarios: New York have clinched first place (and home-field advantage) in the East; Chicago have been eliminated from playoff contention.

New York Red Bulls will win the Supporters’ Shield IF

  • New York Red Bulls win vs. Chicago Fire

AND

  • FC Dallas fail win vs. San Jose Earthquakes by seven more goals than New York Red Bulls beat Chicago Fire

Injuries: Fire — OUT: Sean Johnson (shoulder), Adailton (core muscle), Eric Gehrig (foot); QUESTIONABLE: Ty Harden (adductor) | Red Bulls — OUT: Chris Duvall (leg), Roy Miller (knee), Anatole Abang (hamstring)

This year: 8/26 — CHI 3-2 NY; 9/11 — NY 3-2 CHI

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Columbus Crew SC vs. D.C. United (5 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1)

Scenarios: Columbus can finish as high as second, or as low as fifth, in the East; United can finish as high as second, or as low as fourth, in the East.

Columbus Crew SC will finish second in the East IF

  • Columbus Crew SC win vs. D.C. United

D.C. United will finish second in the East IF

  • D.C. win vs. Columbus Crew SC

OR

  • D.C. United draw vs. Columbus Crew SC

AND

  • Toronto FC draw or lose vs. Montreal Impact

Injuries: Crew SC — OUT: Kristinn Steindorsson (knee); QUESTIONABLE: Tony Tchani (thigh), Chad Barson (ankle) | D.C. United — OUT: Davy Arnaud (concussion), Chris Korb (knee), Jared Jeffrey (facial fracture)

Suspensions: CLB — Kei Kamara (YC accumulation), Federico Higuain (YC accumulation)

This year: 5/2 — DCU 2-0 CLB; 9/19 — DCU 1-2 CLB

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Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC (5 p.m. ET, MLS Live)

Scenarios: Montreal can finish as high as third, or as low as sixth, in the East; TFC can finish as high as second, or as low as sixth, in the East.

Montreal Impact will finish third in the East IF

  • Montreal win vs. Toronto FC

AND

  • Columbus Crew SC lose or draw vs. D.C. United

Toronto FC will finish second in the East IF

  • Toronto FC win vs. Montreal Impact

AND

  • D.C. United draw vs. Columbus Crew SC

Injuries: Impact — OUT: Andres Romero (knee); QUESTIONABLE: Justin Mapp (toe), Kyle Bekker (undisclosed) | Toronto FC — OUT: Damien Perquis (hamstring), Clement Simonin (knee); QUESTIONABLE: Daniel Lovitz (foot)

This year: 6/24 — TFC 3-1 MTL; 8/29 — TFC 2-1 MTL

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New York City FC vs. New England Revolution (5 p.m. ET, MLS Live)

Scenarios: New England can finish as high as fourth, or as low as seventh, in the East; New York City FC have been eliminated from playoff contention.

New England Revolution will clinch a berth in the 2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • New England Revolution win or tie vs. New York City FC

OR

  • Orlando City SC lose or tie vs. Philadelphia Union

New England Revolution will finish fourth IF

  • New England Revolution win vs. New York City FC by multiple goals

AND

  • Montreal Impact draw or lose vs. Toronto FC

AND

  • Columbus Crew SC lose vs. D.C. United

Injuries: NYCFC — QUESTIONABLE: Andrea Pirlo (adductor), Ned Grabavoy (knee), Shay Facey (knee), Andoni Iraola (calf) | Revs — OUT: Darrius Barnes (knee)

This year: 3/15 — NYCFC 2-0 NE; 7/18 — NE 1-0 NYCFC