New York City FC have been a regular season team since they were founded in 2016. NYCFC have started the season strong, only to flail out over the last few months in each of their previous three campaigns. The club finished 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd in the Eastern Conference from 2016 to 2018, but the team was bounced in the Eastern Conference Semifinals each season. NYCFC are hoping to break free of their past by finishing atop the East this season, earning an automatic bye and then having the chance to vanquish their postseason demons. They can move into first place with a victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.