Playoff Scenarios: Union, Sporting KC and LAFC earn berths in Week 32

The Philadelphia Union became the latest team in the Eastern Conference to book a ticket to the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, joining the ranks of Atlanta United, the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC, who locked up their spots prior to Week 32.

Meanwhile in the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles Football Club joined FC Dallas in the postseason, with expansion side LAFC accomplishing the feat in their first season in the league.

Orlando City, Minnesota United and defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC were all mathematically eliminated from playoff contention in Week 32. 

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LAFC

LAFC

LAFC clinched a berth in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs with their win in Colorado:

  • ✓ LAFC win vs. Colorado Rapids
  • – OR –
  • LAFC tie vs. Colorado Rapids and ...
  • LA Galaxy lose vs. Sporting KC and ...
  • Vancouver Whitecaps lose or tie vs. Toronto FC
  • – OR –
  • LAFC tie vs. Colorado Rapids and ...
  • LA Galaxy lose vs. Sporting KC and ...
  • Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake tie

PHI

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union clinched a berth in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs after their win vs. Minnesota:

  • ✓ Philadelphia Union win vs. Minnesota United FC
  • – OR –
  • Philadelphia Union tie vs. Minnesota United FC and ...
  • Montreal Impact tie vs. Columbus Crew SC
  • – OR –
  • Montreal Impact lose vs. Columbus Crew SC

SKC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC clinched a berth in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs with a draw vs. LA Galaxy:

  • ✓ Sporting KC win or tie vs. LA Galaxy
  • – OR –
  • Vancouver Whitecaps lose or tie vs. Toronto FC and ...
  • Portland Timbers-Real Salt Lake tie

HOU

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo will be eliminated from playoff contention if:

  • ✓ Houston Dynamo lose vs. Seattle Sounders
  • – OR –
  • Real Salt Lake win vs. Portland Timbers

MIN

Minnesota United FC

Minnesota United FC were eliminated from playoff contention after their loss in Philadelphia:

  • ✓ Minnesota United FC lose vs. Philadelphia Union
  • – OR –
  • Minnesota United FC tie vs. Philadelphia Union and ...
  • Real Salt Lake win or tie vs. Portland Timbers
  • – OR –
  • Minnesota United FC tie vs. Philadelphia Union and ...
  • LA Galaxy win vs. Sporting KC

ORL

Orlando City SC

Orlando City SC were eliminated from playoff contention after Montreal's win vs. Columbus Crew SC:

  • ✓ Orlando City lose or tie vs. FC Dallas
  • – OR –
  • ✓ Montreal Impact win or tie vs. Columbus Crew SC
  • – OR –
  • New England Revolution win vs. Atlanta United
  • – OR –
  • ✓ D.C. United win vs. Chicago Fire

TOR

Toronto FC

Toronto FC were officially eliminated from playoff contention after a pair of results in Week 32:

  • ✓ Toronto FC lose or tie vs. Vancouver Whitecaps and ...
  • ✓ Montreal Impact win vs. Columbus Crew SC