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Week 11 simulated on FIFA 20: Here's how MLS games could have gone

Week 11 of the 2020 MLS season would have wrapped up on Sunday, bringing a jam-packed slate to a close. But with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping things on pause, another version of our FIFA 20 simulations are here.

Check out the full video, commentary and standings rundown below. 

FC Cincinnati 0, New York Red Bulls 3

The Red Bulls finally have a win in our FIFA 20 simulations, and it comes against the team they beat in their real-life home opener. Cincy lost to New York for a second time this season.

Orlando City 3, Houston Dynamo 0

Orlando rolled past Houston at home thanks to three different goalscorers. Orlando remains one of the clubs to beat in the Eastern Conference, while Houston’s struggles in the Western Conference continue.

Colorado Rapids 2, LA Galaxy 3

LA held on for the win against Colorado, powered by a Sebastian Lletget brace and strike from Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Younes Namli pulled one back in the 79th minute, but it was too little too late.

Columbus Crew SC 1, Montreal Impact 1

Two below-average sides from our simulations split the points, as Bojan’s strike cancelled out Youness Mokhtar’s opener. Columbus, who started the year strong, haven’t translated that success to the virtual pitch.

Sporting Kansas City 3, Toronto FC 0

In one of the week's more surprising results, Sporting took down Toronto, one of the more consistent Eastern Conference opponents in our FIFA simulations. Now, sporting sit only a few points removed from the West’s top four.

D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

A second-half equalizer from Edison Flores ensured the teams . Aside from that highlight and a Tomas Martinez opener, this match featured only five total shots on target combined.

FC Cincinnati 3, New England Revolution 0

Cincy rebounded after their midweek loss and beat New England. Jurgen Locadia scored twice as his team climbed to third place in the Eastern Conference.

Orlando City 1, Minnesota United 3

In perhaps the week’s biggest match, as based on our simulated standings, Minnesota got the last laugh. A Kevin Molino brace powered their 10th win of the season, making the Loons the first club to reach double-digit wins.

Philadelphia Union 2, Atlanta United 3

The Union have been surging, but cooled down after Pity Martinez's splended free kick decided the game in favor of Atlanta. The Five Stripes are slowly climbing up the table, while the Union’s slip-up has Orlando hot on their tracks.

Real Salt Lake 2, Portland Timbers 0

Portland have endured a rough few weeks, and this time dropped a 2-0 decision against Real Salt Lake. With a league-leading eight losses in the West, Portland have some ground to make up for any postseason run.

San Jose Earthquakes 0, LAFC 1

A Mark-Anthony Kaye goal in the 8th minute was all LAFC needed during the 1-0 win. They’ve pushed up to fourth place in the West, while San Jose’s rough virtual season continues.

Seattle Sounders 1, Colorado Rapids, 2

,A 90th-minute header from Sam Vines gave Colorado a huge win at Seattle. A full three points at the reigning MLS Cup champions is always worthy of praise.

LA Galaxy 1, New York Red Bulls 3

The week’s prime-time matchup had both clubs coming off midweek wins, but only New York carried that momentum forward. They picked up a 3-1 win on the road, and are on track to do some damage in the East as we approach the season’s halfway point.

Eastern Conference Standings

 

  1. Philadelphia Union (22 points)
  2. Orlando City SC (20 points)
  3. FC Cincinnati (14 points)
  4. Atlanta United (14 points)
  5. Toronto FC (13 points)
  6. D.C. United (13 points)
  7. New York Red Bulls (13 points)
  8. New England Revolution (11 points)
  9. Montreal Impact (11 points)
  10. NYCFC (10 points)
  11. Chicago Fire (9 points)
  12. Columbus Crew SC (9 points)
  13. Inter Miami CF (0 points)*

Western Conference Standings

  1. Minnesota United (32 points)
  2. Real Salt Lake (24 points)
  3. Seattle Sounders (19 points)
  4. LAFC (17 points)
  5. Colorado Rapids (17 points)
  6. Sporting Kansas City (16 points)
  7. LA Galaxy (16 points)
  8. FC Dallas (14 points)
  9. Houston Dynamo (11 points)
  10. Portland Timbers (10 points)
  11. San Jose Earthquakes (7 points)
  12. Vancouver Whitecaps (5 points)
  13. Nashville SC (0 points)*

* = unable to simulate matches

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