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2014 Eastern Conference Previews

We start B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Fire because of the alphabet. Frank Yallop has changed the formation and made several moves, but the Men in Red still look very dependent on Mike Magee.

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2014 EC Preview: Toronto FC

B&RU's Eastern Conference preview ends with a look at what has been for years the conference's running joke: Toronto FC. However, some new front office figures made some enormous offseason moves, including the best current USMNT player in Michael Bradley as well as Jermaine Defoe. TFC in the playoffs? If not now, then when?

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2014 EC Preview: Sporting Kansas City

In the penultimate B&RU Eastern Conference preview, we take a look at the defending champs. Sporting Kansas City didn't add any big names, but in keeping the band together and content they probably had a good offseason nonetheless. Can they improve on an MLS Cup-winning season?

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2014 EC Preview: Philadelphia Union

Our look around the teams of the Eastern Conference moves on to the Philadelphia Union, who are substantially changed after escaping salary cap purgatory. Some expensive midfield additions addressed an obvious problem, but did it come at the cost of their previously solid defense?

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2014 EC Preview: New York Red Bulls

B&RU's Eastern Conference previews continue with a look at the Red Bulls, who are coming off their first trophy-winning season ever. However, after an offseason that saw them lose several starters, Mike Petke's attempts to repeat will be difficult.

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2014 EC Preview: New England Revolution

Continuing with B&RU's look at the Eastern Conference, we're examining the prospects of the New England Revolution. Jay Heaps did very well with a young team last season, but has some major issues to overcome if he wants them to repeat or improve on 2013.

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2014 EC Preview: Montreal Impact

Next up in B&RU's look at the rest of the Eastern Conference is the Montreal Impact. Despite making the playoffs, Montreal ended up making a coaching change while doing nearly nothing to change their roster. Will it be good enough for them to improve on 2013's inconsistent showing?

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2014 EC Preview: Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo are up next in B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference. Dominic Kinnear has assembled the same sort of roster as in past years, but the strengths and weaknesses have shifted to different points on the field. Could this be a down year for the Dynamo?

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2014 EC Preview: Columbus Crew

In the second installment of B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference, we take a look at the Columbus Crew. There's a new coach, a new mindset, and a remade back four. Is it enough to improve upon last season's disappointment?

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2014 EC Preview: Chicago Fire

We start B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Fire because of the alphabet. Frank Yallop has changed the formation and made several moves, but the Men in Red still look very dependent on Mike Magee.

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