2012 MLS Cup Playoff Race Update

2012 MLS Cup Playoff Race Update

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 2, 2012
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  • 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2012 MLS Season

One of two Eastern Conference clubs can clinch a playoff berth this week. On the flip side, three clubs out in the Western Conference can be eliminated this week as well as one from the East.

Playoffs will be here before we know it folks.

Here is how things break down for this week.

New York Red Bulls will clinch a playoff spot IF

  • New York Red Bulls win vs. Chicago Fire on Saturday

AND

  • Columbus Crew tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday OR
  • Houston Dynamo lose vs. Montréal Impact on Saturday

Chicago Fire will clinch a playoff spot IF

  • Chicago Fire win vs. Philadelphia Union on Wednesday OR New York Red Bulls on Saturday

AND

  • Columbus Crew tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday OR
  • Houston Dynamo lose vs. Montréal Impact on Saturday

OR

  • Chicago Fire tie vs. Philadelphia Union on Wednesday AND New York Red Bulls on Saturday AND
  • Columbus Crew lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday

Montréal Impact will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Montréal Impact tie or lose vs. Houston Dynamo on Saturday

OR

  • Columbus Crew win vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday

Portland Timbers will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Portland Timbers tie or lose to Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

OR

  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win or tie vs. Chivas USA on Wednesday

OR

  • FC Dallas win vs. Chivas USA on Sunday

Chivas USA will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Chivas USA tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday

Colorado Rapids will be eliminated from playoff contention IF

  • Colorado Rapids tie or lose vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday

OR

  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. Chivas USA on Wednesday

NOTE: One of Chivas USA and Colorado Rapids have already been eliminated – since they play each other, it is not yet determined which of the two is mathematically out.

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