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Every Premier League transfer deal in January

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Did your club get its moves over the line? Or were they all settled before the window moved to Wednesday?

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Thanks to PremierLeague.com, we’ve got the full list of ins and outs from the most competitive top league in the world.

Arsenal

In
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) Undisclosed
Konstantinos Mavropanos (PAS Giannina) Undisclosed
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Man Utd) Swap

Out
Jeff-Reine Adelaide (Angers) Loan
Chuba Akpom (Sint-Truidense) Loan
Krystian Bielik (Walsall) Loan
Francis Coquelin (Valencia) Undisclosed
Mathieu Debuchy (Saint-Etienne) Undisclosed
Olivier Giroud (Chelsea) Undisclosed
Stephy Mavididi (Charlton Athletic) Loan
Marcus McGuane (Barcelona) Undisclosed
Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan
Julio Pleguezuelo (Gimnastic de Tarragona) Loan
Alexis Sanchez (Man Utd) Swap
Ben Sheaf (Stevenage) Loan
Theo Walcott (Everton) Undisclosed

AFC Bournemouth

In
Lewis Grabban (Sunderland) Loan return

Out
Baily Cargill (Partick Thistle) Loan
Mihai Dobre (Rochdale) Loan
Lewis Grabban (Aston Villa) Loan
Shaun Hobson (Chester) Loan
Connor Mahoney (Barnsley) Loan
Sam Matthews (Eastleigh) Loan extension
Ollie Harfield (Boreham Wood) Loan
Aaron Ramsdale (Chesterfield) Loan
Ben Whitfield (Port Vale) Loan extension

Brighton & Hove Albion

In
Warren O’Hora (Bohemians) Undisclosed
Jurgen Locadia (PSV Eindhoven) Undisclosed
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) Loan

Out
Soufyan Ahannach (Sparta Rotterdam) Loan
David Ajiboye (Millwall) Loan
Jonah Ayunga (Poole Town) Loan
Charlie Ferguson (East Grinstead Town) Loan
Ben Hall (Notts County) Loan
Kazenga LuaLua (Sunderland) Free
Stefan Ljubicic (Bognor Regis Town) Loan
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Coventry City) Loan
Reece Meekums (Worthing) Loan extension
Jamie Murphy (Rangers) Loan
Mathias Normann (Molde) Loan extension
Rian O’Sullivan (Carshalton Athletic) Loan
Bailey Vose (Welling United) Loan

Burnley

In
Aaron Lennon (Everton) Undisclosed
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Spurs) Loan

Out
Dan Agyei (Blackpool) Loan
Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers) Loan
Jimmy Dunne (Accrington Stanley) Loan
Harry Flowers (Guiseley) Undisclosed
Josh Ginnelly (Tranmere Rovers) Loan
Luke Hendrie (Shrewsbury Town) Undisclosed
Alex Whitmore (Chesterfield) Undisclosed

Chelsea

In
Ross Barkley (Everton) Undisclosed
Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Undisclosed
Emerson Palmieri (Roma) Undisclosed

Emerson, pictured with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia (chelseafc.com)

Out
Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund) Loan
Jake Clarke-Salter (Sunderland) Loan
Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) Loan extension
Todd Kane (Oxford United) Loan
Kenedy (Newcastle) Loan
Charly Musonda Jr (Celtic) Loan
Baba Rahman (Schalke) Loan
Ike Ugbo (MK Dons) Loan

Crystal Palace

In
Jaroslaw Jach (Zaglebie Lubin) Undisclosed
Erdal Rakip (Benfica) Loan
Alexander Sørloth (Midtjylland) Undisclosed

Out
Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) Undisclosed
Andre Coker (Maidstone United) Loan
Noor Husin (Notts County) Undisclosed
Sullay Kalkai (Charlton) Loan
Freddie Ladapo (Southend United) Undisclosed

Everton

In
Cenk Tosun (Besiktas) Undisclosed
Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Undisclosed

Out
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) Undisclosed
Harry Charsley (Bolton Wanderers) Loan
Louis Gray (Carlisle United) Loan
Gethin Jones (Fleetwood Town) Undisclosed
Aaron Lennon (Burnley) Undisclosed
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) Loan
Boris Mathis (Northampton Town) Loan
Kevin Mirallas (Olympiacos) Loan
Sandro Ramirez (Sevilla) Loan
Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) Loan extension
Liam Walsh (Bristol City) Undisclosed

Huddersfield Town

In
Terence Kongolo (Monaco) Loan
Jack Payne (Oxford Utd) Loan recall
Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) Undisclosed

Out
Jack Boyle (Clyde) Loan
Dylan Cogill (Clyde) LoanFraser Horsfall (Kidderminster Harriers) Undisclosed
Danny Kane (Cork City) Undisclosed
Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) Undisclosed
Jack Payne (Blackburn Rovers) Loan
Ryan Schofield (AFC Telford) Loan
Tadhg Ryan (Released)
Cedwyn Scott (Dundee) Undisclosed

Leicester City

In
Fousseni Diabate (Gazalec Ajaccio) Undisclosed
Callum Wright (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed

Out
Andy King (Swansea City) Loan
Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow) Loan
Islam Slimani (Newcastle United) Loan
Raul Uche (Real Betis) Loan
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) Loan

Liverpool

In
Tony Gallacher (Falkirk)
Ryan Kent (Freiburg) Loan return
Virgil Van Dijk (Southampton) Undisclosed

(AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Out
Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) Undisclosed
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) Undisclosed
Ovie Ejaria (Sunderland) Loan
Jon Flanagan (Bolton Wanderers) Loan
Marko Grujic (Cardiff City) Loan
Lloyd Jones (Luton Town) Undisclosed
Ryan Kent (Bristol City) Loan
Lazar Markovic (Anderlecht) Loan
Daniel Sturridge (West Brom) Loan
Matty Virtue (Notts County) Loan
Corey Whelan (Yeovil Town) Loan
Harry Wilson (Hull City) Loan

Manchester City

In
Jack Harrison (New York City) Undisclosed
Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao) Undisclosed

Out
Kean Bryan (Oldham Athletic) Loan
Isaac Buckley (Oxford United) Loan
Jacob Davenport (Burton Albion) Loan
Shay Facey (Northampton Town) Undisclosed
Jack Harrison (Middlesbrough) Loan
Marlos Moreno (Flamengo) Loan
Ashley Smith-Brown (Oxford United) Loan

Manchester United

In
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Leeds) Loan recall
Matej Kovar (FC Slovacko) Undisclosed
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Swap
Matty Willock (Utrecht) Loan return

Out
James Wilson (Sheffield United) Loan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) Swap
Alex Tuanzebe (Aston Villa) Loan
Matty Willock (St Johnstone) Loan
Charlie Scott (Hamilton Academical) Loan
Demi Mitchell (Hearts) Loan

Newcastle United

In
Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague) Loan
Kenedy (Chelsea) Loan
Islam Slimani (Leicester City) Loan

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Out
Rolando Aarons (Hellas Verona) Loan
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers) Loan
Dan Barlaser (Crewe Alexandra) Loan
Kyle Cameron (Queen of the South) Loan
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) Loan
Stuart Findlay (Kilmarnock) Loan extension
Lewis McNall (Gateshead) Loan
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) Loan
Henri Saivet (Sivasspor) Loan
Islam Slimani (Leicester City) Loan
Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) Loan
Callum Williams (Gateshead) Loan
Freddie Woodman (Aberdeen) Loan

Southampton

In
Guido Carrillo (Monaco) Undisclosed

Out
Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town) Loan
Ryan Seager (Yeovil) Loan
Matt Targett (Fulham) Loan
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Undisclosed

Stoke City

In
Moritz Bauer (Rubin Kazan) Undisclosed
Moussa Niakate (Paris FC) Undisclosed
Badou Ndiaye (Galatasaray) EUR16million
Kostas Stafylidis (Augsburg) Loan

Out
Jake Dunwoody (Curzon Ashton) Loan
Julien Ngoy (Walsall) Loan
Harry Souttar (Ross County) Loan
Josh Tymon (MK Dons) Loan

Swansea City

In
Andre Ayew (West Ham) Undisclosed
Andy King (Leicester City) Loan
Jack Withers (Boston United) Undisclosed

Out
Ryan Blair (Falkirk) Loan
Jay Fulton (Wigan) Loan
Adam King (Mansfield) Loan
Oliver McBurnie (Barnsley) Loan
Roque Mesa (Sevilla) Loan
Tyler Reid (Newport County) Loan
Joe Rodon (Cheltenham Town) Loan
Josh Sheehan (Newport County) Free
Jack Withers (Boston United) Loan

Tottenham Hotspur

In
Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) Undisclosed

Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura  (Rick Osentoski/AP Images for International Champions Cup)

Out
Luke Amos (Stevenage) Loan
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Ipswich Town) Loan
Marcus Edwards (Norwich City) Loan
Ryan Loft (Exeter City) Loan
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (Burnley) Loan
Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) Loan

Watford

In
Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Undisclosed
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona) Loan
Dodi Lukebakio (Charleroi) Undisclosed
Didier Ndong (Sunderland) Loan

Out
Pontus Dahlberg (IFK Gothenburg) Loan
Brice Dja Djedje (RC Lens) Loan
Michael Folivi (Boreham Wood) Loan
Alex Jakubiak (Falkirk) Loan
Brandon Mason (Dundee United) Loan
Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest) Loan
Charlie Rowan (Accrington Stanley) Loan
Isaac Success (Malaga) Loan
Ben Watson Released
Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers) Loan
Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield) Loan

West Bromwich Albion

In
Ali Gabr (Zamalek) Loan
Rekeem Harper (Blackburn) Loan return
Jonathan Leko (Bristol City) Loan return
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) Loan

Out
Tahvon Campbell (Forest Green Rovers) Loan
Shaun Donnellan (Yeovil) Undisclosed
Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) Loan
Kyle Howkins (Port Vale) Loan
Jasko Keranovic (Kilmarnock) Loan
Max Melbourne (Ross County) Loan
Dara O'Shea (Hereford FC) Loan extension
Tyler Roberts (Leeds) Undisclosed
Kane Wilson (Exeter City) Loan extension

West Ham United

In
Joao Mario (Inter Milan) Loan
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan return

Out
Reece Burke (Bolton Wanderers) Loan
Moses Makasi (Plymouth Argyle) Loan
Reece Oxford (Borussia Moenchengladbach) Loan
Diafra Sakho (Rennes) Undisclosed
Martin Samuelsen (Burton Albion) Loan

Report: NYCFC seeking Yaya Toure move ahead of 2018 season

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New York City FC’s partnership with parent club Manchester City has already had its perks, and another potential move is in the works between the two City Football Group entities.

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The Major League Soccer side is reportedly in talks Man City over the services of veteran midfielder Yaya Toure, per MLS reporter Jeff Rueter.

Toure, who has been with the Premier League side since 2010 when his brother — Kolo — was also in the squad, has appeared in just four matches this season for the Cityzens.

A source close to the situation told Pro Soccer Talk that if a move were to be completed that “Man City would prefer if the player moves in July” in order to “accommodate the club’s busy fixture list once 2018 hits.”

The three-time World Cup attendee would not require a Designated Player roster spot, according to a source, which has peaked NYCFC’s interest in the player.

Toure is under contract with the Cityzens until the end of June 2018, and by moving then it would allow NYCFC to acquire the Ivorian international on a free transfer.

Man City has already reached the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League, which will compound the club’s schedule in January and beyond as Pep Guardiola‘s side gears up for the second half of the PL season and other domestic competitions.

Toure will turn 35 in May, and has previously spent time with top sides across Europe, including Barcelona and Monaco prior to joining Man City.

NYCFC and Man City have worked together in the past as part of their CFG ties, with the latter loaning youth players to the MLS side during its inaugural season in 2015. Man City academy talents Angelino and Shay Facey each spent the entire 2015 campaign in the Bronx before returning to England at the season’s conclusion.

Additionally, NYCFC players have had the opportunity to train in Manchester during the offseason and manager Patrick Vieira has close ties with the Cityzens finishing his playing career with the English side and coaching the club’s Elite Development Squad (U-21 PL side).

2016 MLS Eastern Conference season preview: Anything could happen

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Predicting the Eastern Conference is as tricky as ever before, with tumult in several places (Chicago and Philadelphia), consistency in others (New York City, RBNY,  Montreal, Columbus and Toronto), and some star departures in a third group (DC and New England).

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If you’ve not already done so, check out our Western Conference preview. Let’s dig into the East.

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Chicago Fire

1024px-Chicago_Fire_Soccer_Club.svgThe story: Finished 2015 dead last in the East; Three MLS Cup finals, most recently a loss in 2003.

In/Outs: Almost too many to list. This is going to be a wildly different Chicago team under new general manager Nelson Rodriguez and coach Veljko Paunović. Gone are Harry Shipp, Joevin Jones, Patrick Nyarko, Mike Magee, Lovel Palmer, Jeff Larentowicz. Here are plenty of new faces.

3 Key Player/DPs: GK Sean Johnson; MF Matt Polster (Rookie star last season; USMNT prospect); DF Brandon Vincent (USMNT prospect; Top draft pick out of Stanford)

Head Coach: Veljko Paunović will have every chance to get it right here. The architect of Serbia’s U-20 World Cup win, he’ll need some time to get the pieces to mesh but is a promising boss.

Outlook: Better than last year, but outside the playoffs.

***

Columbus Crew

ColumbusCrew-PrimaryThe story so far: Lost MLS Cup at home to Portland; Winners of the 2008 MLS Cup.

In/Outs: Consistency a-plenty, with mostly subs leaving the fold. Chris Klute and Jack McInerney are gone; Ola Kamara, Corey Ashe, Amro Tarek and Conor Casey are in.

3 Key Player/DPs: Same as last year: Ethan Finlay, Tony Tchani and Wil Trapp are three who will help drive the bus.

Head Coach: Gregg Berhalter. I’ll admit it; I was wrong. The experienced boss may’ve brushed a few folks the wrong way in his opening days, but that’s because he was doing it right, if a bit unorthodox. One of the best in the business.

Outlook: Fighting for the Supporters’ Shield.

 ***

DC United

DC_300x300_onwhiteThe story so far: Won four titles in five MLS Cup appearances between 1996-2004; Finished fourth last season, losing to RBNY in the conference semis.

In/Outs: Queretaro is no weak opponent, but the choice to not pay Perry Kitchen what he wanted looked a bit foolish in the CONCACAF Champions League. Also gone is mainstay Chris Pontius, while Lamar Neagle, Patrick Nyarko and Marcelo Sarvas join the fray with plenty of MLS experience between them.

3 Key Player/DPs: DF Steve Birnbaum, MF Julian Buescher, MF Luciano Acosta.

Head Coach: Ben Olsen. A smart manager who has his work cut out for him in keeping this team in the East’s playoff picture.

Outlook: Battling for the final slot in the East.

***

Montreal Impact

500px-Montreal_Impact_(MLS)_logoThe story so far: Made massive strides once Didier Drogba arrived, moving up to third in the East while beating rivals Toronto FC in the first round of the playoffs. Two playoff appearances since moving to MLS in 2012.

In/Outs: Gone are Justin Mapp, Eric Miller and Nigel Reo-Coker, but I like the choice of Clemson back Kyle Fisher in the SuperDraft and adding Harry Shipp to the attacking rotation puts this offseason in high-five country.

3 Key Player/DPs: FW Didier Drogba, MF Ignacio Piatti, DF Laurent Ciman

Head Coach: Mauro Biello. Yes, he had Drogba to work with, but there’s no arguing with his results.

Outlook: Can compete for the bye in the East, though a spot 3-6 is more likely.

***

New England Revolution

url-2The story so far: Five-time MLS finalists, but yet to win the big one, the Revs bowed out to DC United in the first round of the 2015 MLS Playoffs.

In/Outs: Jermaine Jones is gone, and that’s no small loss. Xavier Kouassi, Gershon Koffie and Sambinha are joining the fold. Lots of new faces, and a blossoming relationship with Sporting CP.

3 Key Player/DPs: GK Bobby Shuttleworth, MF Kelyn Rowe, MF Scott Caldwell.

Head Coach: Jay Heaps. The Kraft’s love loyalty, and Heaps has done it from the field to the coach’s seat. Still, the mainstay’s 54-53-29 record through four seasons could use a strong campaign.

Outlook: Battling for the final playoff spots.

***

New York City FC

NYCFC_BadgeThe story so far: Struggled in first season of existence last year, firing coach/architect Jason Kreis.

In/Outs: Selected Wake Forest stud Jack Harrison in the draft, and brought in five defenders to help rebuild a weak unit. Gone are defenders Shay Facey, Angelino, Chris Wingert, Kwame Watson-Siriboe and Jeb Brovsky. Neb Grabavoy is gone, too, probably so we can more easily tell that it’s Tommy McNamara on the pitch.

3 Key Player/DPs: Um… Andrea Pirlo, David Villa and Frank Lampard. Cool?

Head Coach: Patrick Vieira. You may have heard of him. How will he do in his first kick at the head coaching can, in a league quite different than any he’s seen? We still think pretty well.

Outlook: A full year of their stars adjusting to the league should have NYC contending for a comfortable playoff berth.

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New York Red Bulls

500px-New_York_Red_Bulls_logoThe story so far: Improbably won their second Supporters’ Shield in three seasons despite a wild roster and front office turnover. Lost only championship appearance in 2008.

In/Outs: Matt Miazga is off to Chelsea, while Roy Miller is gone as well. There’s a batch of new Homegrown Players — we’re interested in seeing more from Chris Thorsheim — but there’s still a lot to like at RBNY.

3 Key Player/DPs: MF Dax McCarty, FW Bradley Wright-Phillips, MF Sacha Kljestan

Head Coach: Jesse Marsch. Just showed up in the midst of a chaotic changeover and guided the team to a terrific season. Yeah, we’re not doubting him again.

Outlook: Contending for the Supporters Shield again.

***

Orlando City SC

Orlando_City_2014.svgThe story so far: 2016 is their second season in MLS after a solid tenure in the USL.

In/Outs: Plenty of players left: Tally Hall, Corey Ashe, Eric Avila, Danny Mwanga among them. Joining the fray are ex-AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino, forward Hadji Berry, midfielder Richie Laryea and GK Joe Bendik.

3 Key Player/DPs: Kaka, Nocerino, FW Cyle Larin

Head Coach: Adrian Heath. Consistency is key — he’s been with the club in some form since 2008 — but will patience be there if the star-studded attack doesn’t have them flying?

Outlook: Playoffs. Then, who knows? This is MLS.

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Philadelphia Union

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The story so far: Founded in 2008, the Union missed the playoffs last season.

In/Outs: Look: almost everyone is new. Welcome Chris Pontius, Walter Restrepo, Joshua Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry, Fabian Herbers, Roland Alberg and Ilsinho. Fond farewells to Conor Casey, Fernando Aristeguieta, Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Danny Crus, Zac MacMath, Ethan White…

3 Key Player/DPs: Ilsinho, Pontius, MF Tranquillo Barnetta

Head Coach: Jim Curtin. Worked his way from caretaker to full-time coach. Does Earnie Stewart see him as a boss for the long haul?

Outlook: Much, much better. But there’s a lot of work to be done to be a part of the playoff race.

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Toronto FC


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The story so far: Made the playoffs last season for the first time in nine seasons of existence.

In/Outs: Gone are GK Chris Konopka, midfielder Jackson, forwards Robbie Findley, Luke Moore and Herculez Gomez. In are Will Johnson, Clint Irwin, Steven Beitashour and Drew Moor.

3 Key Player/DPs: MF Michael Bradley, FW Jozy Altidore, FW Sebastian Giovinco

Head Coach: Greg Vanney. Keeping a job at MLSE hasn’t been the easiest thing to do, but Vanney has a lot of weapons and was hand-picked by GM Tim Bezbatchenko.

Outlook: Title competitors. Really.

MLS exit interviews: Bidding adieu to four Eastern Conference sides

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New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Orlando City, we hardly knew ye.

That’s cool, because we’ll meet again in a few short months. Two expansion clubs and two big markets missed the postseason in 2015.

Let’s delve into the why’s, the how’s, and the “Is it acceptables?”.

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Orlando City SC

Final position: 7th
Points out of the playoffs: 5
Record: 12-14-8
Verdict: MLS is a learning process, and the Lions figured out the league a bit too late for this season’s postseason (See: Two different 9-plus game stretches with just one win). A five-match win streak toward the end of the season saw the club beat playoff sides Montreal, New York Red Bulls and Sporting KC. Kaka and Aurelien Collin both lived up to expectations.

The big question moving forward: Cyle Larin was a revelation as No. 1 overall pick, shattering rookie scoring records, but will the Canadian wonder want to try his hand abroad? Interest is there.

New York City FC

Final position: 8th
Points out of the playoffs: 12
Record: 10-17-7
Verdict: The club’s power trio of Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo and David Villa acknowledge that a preseason together would’ve saved the club’s season, but that’s probably a bit too humble. Just having Lampard and Pirlo with Villa, who was there all season, would’ve done the trick. NYC started the season 1-7-5. Once June hit, they went 9-10-2. That’s not a big win, but protracted over a season it’s about 47 points.

And maybe that preseason pops it up a few points, or one of those early losses to Chicago or Philly flips into a win. An offseason’s adaptation for the big three and the underperforming Mix Diskerud, plus continued growth for Kwadwo Poku and some defensive additions could and should make this team a true contender (And what about a healthy, older Khiry Shelton?). That’s not even considering more Manchester City loan options like Angelino and Shay Facey. Disappointing season? Very much so, but the sky (blue) is not falling.

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C.J. Sapong, Tranquillo Barnetta

Philadelphia Union

Final position: 9th
Points out of the playoffs: 12
Record: 10-17-7
Verdict: Doomed by a similar poor start to NYC’s, Philly went 1-7-3 to start the season. The club needs investment, and a difference maker. Look down the club’s advanced stats and you’ll see a group of steady players: Sapong, Nogueira, Maidana, Lahoud, Fabinho. Maurice Edu was down and Tranquillo Barnetta didn’t instantly adjust to the league. Andre Blake is a star in the making, but who is on the marquee?

The Union badly need an answer, maybe several. Enter Earnie Stewart, who will put the whole darn thing on its ear. Expect Philly to look much, much different in 2016.

Chicago Fire

Final position: 10th
Points out of the playoffs: 19
Record: 6-10-18
Verdict: One of only two teams who’d be fooling themselves to ask, “What if?” Chicago finished more than six wins out of the playoffs. The Fire had losing streaks of three, four and five matches. There’s not a lot of depth in Chicago, but Gilberto, Mike Magee and Jeff Larentowicz were strong down the stretch, and there’s potential in Harrison Shipp and David Accam. The defense needs major upgrades, and Sean Johnson badly needs to find his game.

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

[ MORE: Four must-watch games on “Decision Day” ]

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

[ MORE: Week 33 Team of the Week | Player of the Week ]

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