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Major League Soccer

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

September 28, 2012
PLAYOFF PICTURE
MLS post season scenarios


NEW YORK With a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire Friday night, Sporting Kansas City clinched the first Eastern Conference playoff spot in front their 14th consecutive sellout crowd at Livestrong Sporting Park.

On Saturday, Seattle Sounders FC will face the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for a chance to secure a spot in the playoffs. With a win or a tie, Seattle would join the San Jose Earthquakes, Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy in the West.

Three teams from the Western Conference and one team from the Eastern Conference are facing elimination from playoff contention as the Portland Timbers, Colorado Rapids, Chivas USA, and Philadelphia Union are playing this weekend to keep their postseason hopes alive.

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch a playoff spot IF
Seattle Sounders FC win or tie vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday
OR
FC Dallas tie or lose vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday

Philadelphia Union will be eliminated from playoff contention IF
Philadelphia Union lose to Columbus Crew on Saturday
OR
Houston Dynamo win vs. New England Revolution on Saturday
OR
Philadelphia Union tie vs. Columbus Crew on Saturday AND
o Houston Dynamo tie vs. New England Revolution on Saturday

Portland Timbers will be eliminated from playoff contention IF
Portland Timbers lose to D.C. United on Saturday AND
o Vancouver Whitecaps FC win or tie vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday OR
o FC Dallas win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday
OR
Portland Timbers tie vs. D.C. United on Saturday AND
Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday

Colorado Rapids will be eliminated from playoff contention IF
Colorado Rapids lose to LA Galaxy on Sunday
AND
Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday

Chivas USA will be eliminated from playoff contention IF
Chivas USA lose to Real Salt Lake on Saturday
AND
Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday


 
 
 
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