MLS Playoff Scenarios for Week 31: Four teams clinch postseason spots

The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo became the latest teams to be elminated from postseason contention.

The Union are out thanks to a dramatic loss to the Columbus Crew and a win by the New York Red Bulls over Toronto FC, while Houston saw their playoff dreams come to an end with a 3-1 defeat to D.C. United on Sunday.

The Union coughed up a 2-0 lead in the second half and eventually fell 3-2 to the Crew, while the Red Bulls topped TFC 3-1. With the win and Houston's loss on Sunday, the Red Bulls clinched a postseason berth.

The New England Revolution also officially clinched a spot in the postseason earlier on Saturday with a 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact. Sporting Kansas City booked their spot with a win over the Chicago Fire on Friday night.

Real Salt Lake also clinched a postseason berth with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, while FC Dallas did the same in Sunday's 2-1 win over the already-qualified LA Galaxy.

Seattle Sounders FC, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas (Western Conference)
D.C. United, Sporting Kansas City, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls (Eastern Conference)

Chivas USA, Colorado Rapids, San Jose Earthquakes (Western Conference)
Montreal Impact, Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo (Eastern Conference)