Playoff Scenarios: How will the Colorado-Houston match affect the chase?

Tim Howard - Eric Miller - Jared Watts - Colorado Rapids - celebration

There may only be one match in Major League Soccer this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have playoff implications to run through.

Here’s how Saturday’s encounter between the Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium (8:30 pm ET; MLS LIVE) could affect the MLS Cup Playoff race:

Colorado Rapids will clinch a top-two seed and first-round bye in the Western Conference IF

  • Colorado Rapids win at Houston Dynamo on Saturday

Houston Dynamo will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Houston Dynamo lose or tie vs. Colorado Rapids on Saturday