SUN, 11AM ET
WBA4
BUR0
MON, 3PM ET
STO1
NEW0
TUES, 2:45PM ET
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CFC
WED, 2:45PM ET
ARS
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BAS
LFC

MLS Playoff Scenarios From Soccer 365.com

Chicago Fire:

Will clinch a playoff spot IF:
Chicago defeats LA on Sunday OR IF
Chicago ties LA on Sunday AND any two of the following occur:
LA fails to win against NY on Thursday
Kansas City loses to FC Dallas on Saturday
Colorado fails to win against RSL on Saturday OR IF
Chicago loses to LA on Sunday AND any two of the following occur:
LA loses to NY on Thursday
Kansas City loses to FC Dallas on Saturday
Colorado fails to win against RSL on Saturday

Will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:
Chicago ties LA on Sunday AND both of the following occur:
Kansas City defeats FC Dallas Saturday
Colorado defeats RSL on Saturday OR IF:
Chicago loses to LA on Sunday AND any two of the following occur:
LA earns at least a point against NY on Thursday
Kansas City earns at least a point against FC Dallas on Saturday
Colorado defeats RSL on Saturday

Los Angeles Galaxy:

If LA defeats NY on Thursday, the Galaxy will clinch a playoff spot IF:
LA ties or defeats Chicago on Sunday AND either of the following occur:
Colorado fails to win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday
Kansas City loses to FC Dallas on Saturday

If LA ties NY on Thursday, the Galaxy will clinch a playoff spot IF:
LA defeats Chicago on Sunday AND either of the following occur:
Colorado fails to win against RSL on Saturday
Kansas City loses to FC Dallas on Saturday

Will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:
LA loses to New York on Thursday OR IF:
LA ties New York on Thursday AND
LA ties or loses to Chicago next Sunday

Kansas City Wizards:

Will clinch a playoff spot IF:
Kansas City defeats FC Dallas on Saturday OR
Kansas City ties FC Dallas on Saturday AND any two of the following occur:
LA fails to win BOTH of its two games
Colorado fails to win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday
Colorado wins by less than three goals^
Chicago loses to LA on Sunday

Will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:
Kansas City loses to FC Dallas on Saturday AND either of the following occur:
Colorado defeats Real Salt Lake
LA earns six points from its two games OR IF
Kansas City ties FC Dallas on Saturday AND any two of the following occur:
Chicago earns at least a point against LA on Saturday
Colorado defeats Real Salt Lake by three goals on Saturday
LA earns six points from its two games

Note: Because Colorado and Kansas City tied both times they met this season, their placing will be determined by goal differential if they finish the season tied in points.

Colorado Rapids:

Will clinch a playoff spot IF:
Colorado defeats Real Salt Lake on Saturday AND any two of the following occur:
Los Angeles does not win both its games this week
Chicago loses or ties Saturday
Kansas City loses Saturday
Kansas City ties Saturday and Colorado defeats RSL by three goals

Colorado will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:
Colorado fails to win against Real Salt Lake on Saturday OR IF any two of the following occur:
Chicago wins Saturday
Kansas City wins Saturday
Los Angeles wins both its games this week

Other important permutations of this week’s games include:

Chivas USA:

Will clinch first place in the Western Conference IF:

Chivas USA ties or defeats Houston on Saturday

Houston Dynamo:

Will clinch first place in the Western Conference IF:

Houston defeats Chivas USA on Saturday

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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One Response to MLS Playoff Scenarios From Soccer 365.com

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly why MLS needs to cut the playoffs to four teams and be done with it. I’m not like the EuroSnobs who say no football league should have a play-off system, but 8 teams by any standard is crazy.

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