Sounders on the verge of fourth straight postseason berth

Sigi Schmid

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Sporting Kansas City became the first team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a postseason berth with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Friday night, but they’re not the only team who can book their ticket to the playoffs this weekend.

Here are this weekend’s scenarios for the Seattle Sounders locking down their fourth consecutive playoff berth and a look at how a number of MLS teams could see their postseason  hopes dashed.

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch a playoff spot IF

  • Seattle Sounders FC win or tie vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday OR
  • FC Dallas tie or lose vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday

Philadelphia Union will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:

  • Philadelphia Union lose to Columbus Crew on Saturday OR
  • Houston Dynamo win vs. New England Revolution on Saturday OR
  • Philadelphia Union tie vs. Columbus Crew on Saturday AND

    • Houston Dynamo tie vs. New England Revolution on Saturday

Portland Timbers will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Portland Timbers lose to D.C. United on Saturday AND

    • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win or tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday OR
    • FC Dallas win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday

OR

  • Portland Timbers tie vs. D.C. United on Saturday AND
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday

Colorado Rapids will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Colorado Rapids lose to LA Galaxy on Sunday AND
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday

Chivas USA will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Chivas USA lose to Real Salt Lake on Saturday AND
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday