One quirk I just noticed is that NYCFC is done playing all of other top 4 teams in the East for the rest of the season. The remainder of the East Conference games for the Blue Meanies are against teams currently ranked 6 through 10 on the Table.* That’s should be good for us. Meanwhile, MTL, PHI, RB and TFC all play the others 5 times each between now and the end of the season. That’s 10 games where as of now we’ll be hoping for ties. At worst, one of the teams comes out of those games with nothing.
* In contrast, of our 5 remaining games against the West, 3 are against teams currently sitting in spots 1 through 3 in the West Table.