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Playoff Scenarios: The possibilities of Week 31 (UPDATED)

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Following Friday’s matches, there are still nine teams fighting for the final six spots in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The matches on Saturday will go a long way to settling the dust. Here’s how things could shake out.

 

Colorado Rapids will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·         D.C. United ties or loses to Chicago (Oct. 15) OR

·         New York loses to Kansas City (Oct. 15)

 

Houston Dynamo will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·        D.C. United ties or loses to Chicago (Oct. 15) AND

·        Columbus defeats New England (Oct. 15) AND

·        There is a winner in the New York-Kansas City game (Oct. 15)

 

Sporting Kansas City will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·         they defeat New York (Oct. 15)

 

Philadelphia Union will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·         they defeat or tie Toronto FC (Oct. 15) OR

·         New York loses to Kansas City (Oct. 15)

 

Columbus Crew will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·         they defeat New England (Oct. 15)

 

Chicago Fire will be eliminated from MLS Cup Playoffs contention if:

·         they tie or lose to D.C. United

OR

·         New York wins or ties vs. Kansas City (Oct. 15)

 

D.C. United will be eliminated from MLS Cup Playoffs contention if:

·         they lose to Chicago (Oct. 15) AND

o    New York defeats Kansas City (Oct. 15) AND

o    Columbus defeats or ties New England (Oct. 15)

 

New York Red Bulls will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

·         they defeat Kansas City (Oct. 15) AND

·         D.C. United ties or loses to Chicago (Oct. 15)

 

Portland Timbers can neither clinch nor be eliminated from playoff contention regardless of results on Saturday or Sunday.

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