Below is a list of teams that can clinch a seed or spot in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs and a list of teams that can be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention during Wednesday night's Week 35 matches.

UPDATE:

  • Salt Lake lost to Portland and failed to clinch a spot.
  • Portland's win clinched a top-four seed in the Western Conference. Portland will host their first playoff match.
  • Montréal avoided elimination by defeating Houston.
  • Atlanta tied with New York. Both teams failed to clinch.
  • Philadelphia and Nashville clinched a top-four seed in the Eastern Conference because Atlanta-New York tied. Both teams (along with New England) will host their first playoff match.
TEAMS THAT CAN CLINCH

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

  • ✗ - Atlanta win vs. New York

or ATL tie:

  • ✓ - Atlanta tie vs. New York AND
  • ✗ - Montréal lose or tie vs. Houston

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

  • ✗ - New York win vs. Atlanta

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

  • ✗ - Montréal lose or tie vs. Houston

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

  • ✗ - Salt Lake win vs. Portland
TEAMS THAT CAN CLINCH A SEED

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

  • ✓ - Atlanta lose or tie vs. New York

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

  • ✓ - Atlanta lose or tie vs. New York

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

  • ✓ - Portland win vs. Salt Lake
TEAMS THAT CAN BE ELIMINATED

Montréal will be eliminated from playoff contention IF:

  • ✗ - Montréal lose vs. Houston

or MTL tie:

  • ✗ - Montréal tie vs. Houston AND
  • ✓ - New York-Atlanta tie