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Playoff Scenarios: Toronto, DC United, Red Bulls clinch; big games out West on Sunday

Toronto FC, D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls all clinched spots in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs on Saturday, largely thanks to three results involving the chasing pack of Eastern Conference teams, with Chicago, Orlando and Montreal all dropping points in road games.

Minnesota United failed to clinch their first MLS playoff berth, as they drew Portland. The Seattle Sounders can officially keep their perfect streak of MLS playoff appearances intact with a win at D.C. (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in the US, MLS LIVE on DAZN in Canada).

On the other side of the coin, the Columbus Crew dropped points at the death in Vancouver, but they were not officially eliminated after New England failed to beat Real Salt Lake. That result in New England also granted a reprieve to Orlando, despite their loss to Houston.

The Colorado Rapids also staved off elimination, coming back from two goals down to win in a game at Sporting KC where a loss or draw would have officially eliminated them. However, the Rapids, along with Houston and Sporting, will be eliminated should both Portland and Dallas pick up wins on Sunday.

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DC

D.C. United

D.C. United clinched a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in Week 29:

  • ✓ Chicago lose or tie vs. Cincinnati AND ...
  • ✓ Montreal lose or tie vs. LA Galaxy AND ...
  • ✓ Orlando lose or tie vs. Houston

RBNY

New York Red Bulls

NY Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in Week 29:

  • ✓ Chicago lose or tie vs. Cincinnati AND ...
  • ✓ Orlando lose or tie vs. Houston AND ...
  • ✓ Montreal lose vs. LA Galaxy

SEA

Seattle Sounders

Seattle will clinch a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs if:

  • Seattle win vs. D.C. United AND ...
  • ✓ Portland tie vs. Minnesota AND ...
  • ✓ San Jose lose or tie vs. Atlanta

TOR

Toronto FC

Toronto FC clinched a berth in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs in Week 29:

  • ✓ Toronto FC tie vs. LAFC AND ...
  • ✓ Chicago lose or tie vs. Cincinnati AND ...
  • ✓ Montreal lose or tie vs. LA Galaxy
  • – OR –
  • ✓ Chicago lose or tie vs. Cincinnati AND ...
  • ✓ Montreal lose or tie vs. LA Galaxy AND ...
  • ✓ Orlando lose or tie vs. Houston
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