New York City FC's 5-1 rout of Colorado has opened up a four-point gap atop the Eastern Conference.

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New York City FC’s 5-1 rout of Colorado has opened up a four-point gap atop the Eastern Conference. Last week’s ranking in parentheses. 

1. Dallas (1) 
Has pulled six points clear of the field in the Supporters’ Shield race. Next league match: vs Kansas City on Aug. 13.
2. Colorado (2) 
League’s best defense was humbled at Yankee Stadium. Up next: vs. Vancouver on Saturday.
3. New York City FC (4)
Frank Lampard’s hat trick against the Rapids the first in club history. Up next: at San Jose on Friday.
4. Los Angeles (5)
Draw at CenturyLink another acceptable result. Up next: vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday.
5. Salt Lake (6)
Joao Plata’s great strike sparks key road win. Up next: at Toronto on Wednesday.
6. Kansas City (10)
Portland victory solidifies standing. Up next: at Portland on Sunday.
7. New York Red Bulls (9)
Waiting for its cross-city rival to slip up. Up next: at Los Angeles on Sunday.
8. Toronto (15)
Backlog of home matches could pay off. Up next: vs. Salt Lake on Wednesday.
9. Philadelphia (5)
Finally beginning to regress. Up next: at D.C. on Saturday.
10. Montreal (11)
Eastern Conference is well represented in the top 10. Up next: vs. Houston on Saturday.
11. Portland (7)
Nat Borchers’ injury could rattle the defense. Up next: vs. Kansas City on Sunday.
12. Vancouver (8)
FCD loss was dispiriting but anticipated. Up next: at Colorado on Saturday.
13. San Jose (12)
Falling off the playoff pace. Up next: vs. New York City FC on Friday.
14. Orlando (16)
3-1 win a promising start to the Jason Kreis era.  Up next: vs. Seattle on Sunday,
15. New England (14)
Should be thankful it’s not in the West. Up next: at Toronto on Saturday.
16. D.C. (14)
Points per game average isn’t going to cut it. Up next: vs. Philadelphia on Saturday.
17. Seattle (17)
Defensive miscue wasted promising Lodeiro debut. Up next: at Orlando on Sunday.
18. Houston (18)
Can probably be written off at this point. Up next: at Montreal on Saturday.
19. Columbus (19)
Ditto. Up next: vs. New York City FC on Aug. 13.
20. Chicago (20)
Still rooted to the basement. Up next: at Salt Lake on Saturday.