MLS Cup Playoff verdicts: Here's who qualified and who was eliminated in Week 22

FC Dallas were the only team to clinch a playoff berth in Week 22, becoming the latest team to join the postseason with their 3-0 victory in the Texas Derby over Houston.

Meanwhile, in the race for the 2020 Supporters' Shield, the Philadelphia Union lost their Week 22 match in Columbus and that result allowed Toronto FC to catch up to them on points with their win against Inter Miami. Columbus and Portland are also still in the Shield race, but they need to win out and hope Toronto and Philly both lose on Decision Day presented by AT&T.

The Houston Dynamo were the first MLS team mathematically eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday and they were joined by FC Cincinnati (East) and Real Salt Lake (West) on Sunday. 

Here are the teams to qualify thus far:

  • East (8 of 10 berths): Columbus Crew SC, Nashville SC, New England, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls, Orlando City, Philadelphia Union, Toronto FC
  • West (6 of 8 berths): FC Dallas, LAFC, Minnesota United FC, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, Sporting KC

And here are the teams that have been eliminated to date: 

  • East (1 of 4): FC Cincinnati
  • West (2 of 4): Houston Dynamo, Real Salt Lake

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FC Cincinnati

Cincinnati were eliminated from playoff contention after losing 2-0 to Atlanta United.


FC Dallas

FC Dallas clinched a berth in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs after a 3-0 win against Houston on Saturday.


Houston Dynamo

Houston were eliminated from playoff contention after losing to FC Dallas on Saturday.


Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake were eliminated from playoff contention:

  • Salt Lake lose vs. LA Galaxy  ✓ [LA 2, RSL 1] AND ...
  • Colorado win vs. Seattle ✓ [COL 3, SEA 1]