Undoubtedly, Philadelphia sits in an extremely comfortable position with one regular season game remaining on the schedule.

 

The Union have already secured one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference. However, if they defeat Toronto FC on Sunday, it will make the Union’s playoff run much simpler.

 

With a victory over Toronto, Philadelphia will clinch the first seed in the Eastern Conference and a Round One bye in the playoffs.

 

A few weeks ago, Philadelphia fans had their eyes on hoisting the Supporters’ Shield, but unfortunately that is no longer possible and the focus is now set on getting a much needed win on decision day.

 

The path to officially being solidified as the best team in the Eastern Conference has not been easy, and it certainly could have been finalized if they won one of their previous draws.

 

At the moment, Philadelphia Union are currently 18-10-5 in the standings.

 

Nothing is wrong with the record, but an above-average team like Philadelphia should not have 10 tied matches on the season.

 

For instance, two weeks ago Philadelphia Union faced off against Atlanta United FC.

 

The match finished tied at 0-0 and Philadelphia could not capitalize on beating a squad in the bottom of their conference.

 

Games (like the one listed above) have been must-win for Philadelphia all season.

 

Now, matches that have resulted in a draw or loss for the Union demonstrate how crucial each game is.

 

If anything, it should be a sign for the squad to not slow down anytime soon.

 

They have been very successful throughout the regular season, but the MLS playoffs is a true test for every team.

 

In order for the Union to be the best team in MLS they cannot afford to have this many neck-and-neck games from this point on.

 

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