SBI MLS Team of the Month

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SBI MLS Team of the Month: Toronto FC

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Last year's MLS Cup finalists stood out among the pack throughout the month of August but, unlike last winter's finale, it was Toronto FC that emerged as the front-runner thanks to a fantastic month.

Toronto FC won four games while drawing another to increase the club's stranglehold atop the Eastern Conference.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Sporting Kansas City

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After another strong month, Sporting Kansas City sit atop the MLS Eastern Conference standings and are just three points off the pace for the Supporters' Shield. That's not all that the club was able to accomplish in August, though.Â

A 3-0-1 record in MLS play coupled with the second U.

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SBI MLS Team of the Month: New York Red Bulls

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There's likely no hotter team in MLS than the New York Red Bulls, and that form was on full display during the month of July.

From their opening match on July 5 against the New England Revolution to their July 29 game against the Montreal Impact, the Red Bulls played four matches in league play and left with a full 12 possible points.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Orlando City

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Orlando Citybegan the month of April with a loss to the Columbus Crew, but they rebounded in a big way with four straight wins to top the Supporters' Shield standings with 18 points.

Most impressive of all isOrlando's defensive record during their streak.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Colorado Rapids

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After waiting weeks to begin play this season, Jermaine Jones has made the Colorado Rapids a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference.

The U.S. Men's National Team midfielder came into Pablo Mastroeni's side in mid-April and helped them finish with an impressive 4-1-1 record during the month.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Sporting KC

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Heading into the second month of MLS play, only one team has earned maximum points to start the season. That team is Sporting Kansas City.

With three wins in as many games, Sporting KC has collected all nine points while surging to the top of the standings, earning the club recognition as March's SBI MLS Team of the Month.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Portland Timbers

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The Portland Timbers were fighting for their playoff lives throughout all of October, and they pushed pastall the pressure to put forth a remarkable string of results.

The Timbers enjoyed quite an October, overcoming an early setback vs. Sporting Kansas City to win three straight games at the end of the regular season.

SBI MLS Team of the Month (August): LA Galaxy

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By CARL SETTERLUND

After a middling first half of the season, the LA Galaxy began to heat up in July and the Landon Donovan-led contenders kept that run going during their seven August matches.

SBI MLS Team of the Month (March): Columbus Crew

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Plenty of coaches talk about their desire to play attractive, possession-based soccer, but few can back up their words. So far, Columbus Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter is one of them.

In the first month of the season, the Crew put together a 3-0 record including a dominant win at D.

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SBI MLS Team of the Month: Chicago Fire

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After years of being an afterthought at the bottom of the standings, the Chicago Fire suddenly find themselves as the cream rising to the top of a stunningly strong Eastern Conference, and they continued to prove that in the month of June.

Though the month started out slow with a scoreless, yet still impressive, road draw against Orlando City, things rapidly kicked into a higher gear for the Fire.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: San Jose Earthquakes

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The month of June could not have gone much better for the San Jose Earthquakes.

They had three matches against Western Conference rivals on the schedule, including two tough road games, and not only did they manage to win all three, they won all three in dramatic fashion.

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SBI MLS Team of the Month: Atlanta United

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Since slipping up in their opening match of the season, Atlanta United has gone on a rampage.

Unbeaten in seven matches, Atlanta United cruised through four of those matches in April, amassing a 3-0-1 record with plenty of goals behind it. Those results pushed Atlanta up the Eastern Conference table while also earning honors as SBI MLS Team of the Month.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: New York City FC

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NYCFC was predicted to be an elite team in MLS this season, but what they have done so far in 2018 has exceeded even the most optimistic of expectations.

NYCFC currently sits atop both the Eastern Conference as well as the Supporters' Shield standings early in the season, recording an impressive four wins and one draw in their opening five matches.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Portland Timbers

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The Portland Timbers were projected to good in 2017. Their front four, on paper, was vicious, one of the best in the league, but it was up to their defense to hold up their end of the bargain if the team was to become a contender.

Thus far, they have, and that attack has flourished as the Timbers cruised through the month of March in impressive fashion.