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The match report from D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over Chivas USA at RFK Stadium.

Analyze.....

MLS’s Eastern Conference playoff race:

Sporting Kansas City 55 points (30 matches)

Chicago Fire 53 points (29)

New York Red Bulls 50 points (30)

D.C. United 50 points (30)

Houston Dynamo 46 points (30)

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Columbus Crew 45 points (30)

If the playoffs started today.....

DCU would host Houston in a one-game playoff. The winner would face SKC in a two-leg conference semifinal. Chicago would play New York over two legs. (New York wins the first tiebreaker over DCU — goals for, 50-47.)

Key upcoming matches.....

Friday: Chicago at Kansas City.

Saturday: New York vs. Toronto, Columbus vs. Philadelphia, Houston vs. New England, DCU at Portland.

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