MLS Cup Playoff Scenarios: Six more teams clinch postseason berths

Sporting Kansas City, Portland Timbers, LAFCNew York Red Bulls, New England Revolution and expansion side Nashville SC all joined New York City FC and the Seattle Sounders as the latest MLS clubs to officially qualify for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs after Week 21.

Inter Miami's 2-1 loss to FC Dallas officially clinched postseason spots for NY Red Bulls, New England and Nashville, who are the sixth expansion team in history to qualify in their debut season. Sporting KC, LAFC and the Portland Timbers booked their tickets with wins of their own.

Here are the teams to qualify for the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs so far: 

  • East (8 of 10 berths): Columbus Crew SC, Nashville SC, New England, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC
  • West (4 of 8 berths): LAFC, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City

On Tuesday night, NYCFC booked a spot in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs thanks to Nashville's 1-0 win over Montreal. Meanwhile, Seattle took care of business themselves by beating Vancouver 2-0 later on Tuesday.

There are still two playoff spots still up for grabs in the Eastern Conference and another four in the West.

Here's how the six teams clinched in Week 21:


LAFC

LAFC

LAFC clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • LAFC win vs. Houston ✓ [LAFC 2, HOU 1] AND ...
  • LA Galaxy lose vs. Portland ✓ [POR 5, LA 2]

NSH

Nashville SC

Nashville clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • Miami lose vs. FC Dallas ✓ [DAL 2, MIA 1] AND ...
  • Atlanta United lose or tie vs. Orlando City SC ✓ [ORL 4, ATL 1]

NE

New England Revolution

New England clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • Miami lose or tie vs. FC Dallas ✓ [DAL 2, MIA 1] 

RBNY

New York Red Bulls

NY Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • NY Red Bulls win vs. New England ✓ [RBNY 1, NE 0] AND ...
  • Miami lose or tie vs. FC Dallas ✓ [DAL 2, MIA 1] 

POR

Portland Timbers

Portland clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • Portland win or tie vs. LA Galaxy ✓ [POR 5, LA 2]

SKC

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs:

  • Sporting KC win or tie vs. FC Cincinnati ✓ [CIN 0, SKC 1]