We're into the final five regular-season games and the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs chase is heating up.

Sporting Kansas City and Colorado Rapids can clinch a playoff spot during Wednesday's Week 31 action. Meanwhile, the Seattle Sounders can clinch a top-four seed in the Western Conference.

At the other end of the table, FC Dallas can be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention if they lose or tie.

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Dallas will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:

  • Dallas lose or tie vs. LAFC

UPDATE: Dallas lost to LAFC on Oct. 20 and were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Seattle will clinch a top-four seed in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs IF:

  • Seattle win or tie vs. Colorado

UPDATE: Seattle tied Colorado on Oct. 20 and clinched a top-four seed in the Western Conference.

Colorado will clinch a berth in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs IF:

  • Colorado win vs. Seattle

or COL tie and other teams lose/tie:

  1. Colorado tie vs. Seattle AND
  2. Vancouver lose or tie vs. Portland AND
  3. LA lose vs. Houston

or COL tie and other teams lose/tie:

  1. Colorado tie vs. Seattle AND
  2. Vancouver lose or tie vs. Portland AND
  3. Minnesota lose or tie vs. Philadelphia

or COL tie and other teams lose/tie:

  1. Colorado tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC AND
  2. LA lose vs. Houston AND
  3. Minnesota lose vs. Philadelphia AND
  4. LAFC lose or tie vs. FC Dallas

or the following teams lose/tie:

  1. Vancouver lose or tie vs. Portland AND
  2. Minnesota lose vs. Philadelphia

UPDATE: Colorado tied Seattle, Minnesota defeated Philadelphia and LAFC defeated Dallas on Oct. 20 – Colorado did not clinch during MLS Week 31.

Kansas City will clinch a berth in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs IF:

LA lose:

  • LA lose vs. Houston

or MIN lose/tie:

  • Minnesota lose or tie vs. Philadelphia

or the following teams lose/tie:

  1. Vancouver lose vs. Portland AND
  2. LAFC lose or tie vs. Dallas

UPDATE: Minnesota defeated Philadelphia, LAFC defeated Dallas, and LA defeated Houston on Oct. 20 – Kansas City did not clinch a playoff spot during MLS Week 31.