MLS returns from Copa America break tonight with table tumult

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The two week break for the Copa America Centenario group stage is over, and Major League Soccer delivers regular season action today and on into the Fall.

Several teams remain impacted by the tournament thanks to the United States’ berth in the semifinals, but others have their Copa America stars¬†back in the fold.

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Parity continues to reign in the league, perhaps a bit masked by the disparity in matches played.

Let’s revisit the standings ahead of the evening, as the league continues to see playoff fortunes “change” by the result:

Eastern Conference
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Philadelphia 14 6 5 3 21 16 5 5-2-0 1-3-3 23
New York 14 6 1 7 24 20 4 5-0-2 1-1-5 19
Montreal 13 5 4 4 22 20 2 3-2-1 2-2-3 19
New York City FC 15 4 6 5 22 29 -7 1-5-3 3-1-2 18
Toronto FC 13 4 4 5 14 15 -1 1-2-1 3-2-4 16
D.C. 14 4 4 6 14 16 -2 3-1-4 1-3-2 16
Orlando City SC 13 3 7 3 23 21 2 2-5-0 1-2-3 16
New England 14 3 7 4 19 25 -6 3-4-1 0-3-3 16
Columbus 13 3 5 5 18 21 -3 3-2-1 0-3-4 14
Chicago 12 2 5 5 10 14 -4 2-3-2 0-2-3 11
Western Conference
Team GP W D L GF GA GD Home Away PTS
Colorado 14 8 4 2 17 10 7 6-1-0 2-3-2 28
FC Dallas 16 8 4 4 24 22 2 5-3-0 3-1-4 28
Real Salt Lake 13 7 2 4 23 21 2 4-0-0 3-2-4 23
Vancouver 15 6 3 6 23 25 -2 4-3-1 2-0-5 21
Los Angeles 13 5 6 2 27 16 11 4-3-0 1-3-2 21
San Jose 14 5 5 4 16 16 0 5-2-0 0-3-4 20
Portland 15 5 4 6 23 25 -2 5-1-2 0-3-4 19
Sporting KC 16 5 3 8 14 18 -4 3-1-4 2-2-4 18
Seattle 13 5 1 7 13 15 -2 4-0-3 1-1-4 16
Houston 14 3 4 7 20 22 -2 3-2-1 0-2-6 13
Proof of that year-to-year tumult is strewn throughout the tables, with Seattle, Sporting KC, Columbus and New England down and Colorado, Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake on the up.
Saturday
New York City vs. Philadelphia Union, 1 p.m. ET
Vancouver vs. New England, 7 p.m. ET
Columbus vs. Montreal, 7:30 p.m. ET
Orlando City vs. San Jose, 7:30 p.m. ET
Toronto FC vs. L.A. Galaxy, 7:30 p.m. ET
Colorado vs. Chicago, 9 p.m. ET
Houston vs. DC United, 9 p.m. ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Portland, 10 p.m. ET
Sunday
Sporting KC vs. FC Dallas, 5 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. Seattle, 7:30 p.m. ET