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Week 14 simulated on FIFA 20: Here's how MLS games could have gone

Oh, what could have been. With the 2020 MLS season on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA 20 continues to provide an alternate reality of how games could have gone.

Check out the video and recaps below, and don't miss the standings at the bottom of this page to see which teams have been kings of the virtual pitch.

Atlanta United 2, Toronto FC 1

It was an incredible start to Week 14 for Atlanta United, as a brace from Ezequiel Barco secured three points at home against a dangerous Toronto team. The Five Stripes can claim the top spot in the Eastern Conference if they can pull off back-to-back wins.

Columbus Crew SC 3, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

The Crew have come out of nowhere and are slowly creeping towards the top of the Eastern Conference table. Meanwhile, over in the Western Conference, the struggles for the Whitecaps continue with just one win in 12 games.

Chicago Fire FC 0, Portland Timbers 1

Portland gained a much-needed win to start Week 14, as they beat Chicago, the worst club thus far in the Eastern Conference. Diego Valeri secured the lone goal in this contest, keeping Portland in good form heading into their weekend match against Orlando City.

LA Galaxy 2, D.C. United 0

LA have enough points to top the Eastern Conference, but instead occupy the sixth spot in the West. Nevertheless, the Galaxy collected another three points before preparing to face table-toppers Minnesota United in the Sunday night cap.

Seattle Sounders 3, Montreal Impact 0

Seattle began Week 14 with an easy road win against a bottom-of-the-table Montreal team. A strong start was paramount, as they’ll face Real Salt Lake on the weekend during a battle for second place in the Western Conference.

San Jose Earthquakes 1, Atlanta United 3

Another win for Atlanta made them 2-0 on the weekend and skyrocketed them to the Eastern Conference’s peak. With 23 points in 12 matches, Atlanta are poised to maintain that top spot after stealing it from Philadelphia.

Orlando City SC 1, Portland Timbers 1

This was a tough 1-1 draw for two teams in desperate need of a win. Portland saw Diego Valeri score their sole goal yet again, while Orlando City could've taken the top spot from Atlanta with a victory.

Philadelphia Union 1, Columbus Crew 2

The Union lost the East’s top spot, while Columbus jumped to fourth place. Only three points now separate the conference’s top five teams. The Crew, who were at the bottom of the table a few weeks ago, show how wide open matters have become in our FIFA 20 simulations.

Chicago Fire FC 1, New England Revolution 1

A match that didn’t see much drama between two struggling teams did include some spectacular goals. Luis Caicedo smashed home a first-time volley from 30 yards out in the 85th minute to secure the point for New England

D.C. United 0, Vancouver Whitecaps 2

Vancouver recorded their second win 13 games into the season. Could this be the momentum shift they need to turn their season around in our simulations?

FC Dallas 3, Sporting Kansas City 0

The goals just kept on coming for FC Dallas, as they posted a 3-0 victory against a difficult Sporting team. Dallas saw goals scored from Santiago Mosquera and a brace from Fafa Picault.

LAFC 0, Houston Dynamo 0

There’s not much to say about this underwhelming result from two Western Conference opponents. A possession-heavy game wielded four total shots on goal between LAFC and Houston.

Montreal Impact 0, Colorado Rapids 5

One of the biggest wins in our FIFA simulations came this week when Colorado dropped five goals on Montreal. Colorado further proved that they’re a contender for a top-two spot out West.

New York City FC 3, New York Red Bulls 3

This Hudson River Derby had back-and-forth action throughout the entire match. Maxi Moralez gave NYCFC a late lead, only for Brian White to salvage one point for the Red Bulls with a last-minute goal.

Seattle Sounders 1, Real Salt Lake 3

Our penultimate game of the week didn’t disappoint, with the winner claiming second place in the West. Although it was a home match for Seattle, RSL dominated behind a Justin Meram brace.

LA Galaxy 1, Minnesota United FC 1

Minnesota dropped points for only the third time this season in 15 matches played. But the draw doesn’t matter too much, since they remain nine points clear atop the West.

Eastern Conference Standings

  1. Atlanta United (23 points)
  2. Philadelphia Union (22 points)
  3. Orlando City (22 points)
  4. Columbus Crew SC (21 points)
  5. FC Cincinnati (20 points)
  6. Toronto FC (16 points)
  7. NYCFC (15 points)
  8. New York Red Bulls (14 points)
  9. D.C. United (14 points)
  10. Montreal Impact (12 points)
  11. New England Revolution (12 points)
  12. Chicago Fire (11 points)
  13. Inter Miami CF (0 points)*

Western Conference Standings

  1. Minnesota United FC (39 points)
  2. Real Salt Lake (30 points)
  3. Seattle Sounders (28 points)
  4. Colorado Rapids (26 points)
  5. LA Galaxy (23 points)
  6. FC Dallas (21 points)
  7. Sporting Kansas City (19 points)
  8. LAFC (19 points)
  9. Portland Timbers (14 points)
  10. Houston Dynamo (13 points)
  11. San Jose Earthquakes (13 points)
  12. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8 points)
  13. Nashville SC (0 points)*

* = unable to simulate matches