Playoff Scenarios: How Western Conference teams can clinch this Sunday

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Five Western Conference teams can clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs this Sunday. Sporting KC and Houston Dynamo will face off at 7:30 PM ET (MLS LIVE), the winner will clinch a playoff berth. Both Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers can clinch a playoff berth with wins. FC Dallas can clinch if they beat Seattle and then Real Salt Lake and San Jose lose.

In the Eastern Conference, New York City FC and lock up the second seed and a Knockout Round bye if they win and Atlanta tie or lose.

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DAL

FC Dallas will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

  • FC Dallas win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday and …
  • Real Salt Lake lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday and …
  • San Jose Earthquakes lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

HOU

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

  • Houston Dynamo win vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday
  • – OR –
  • Houston Dynamo tie vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday and two of …
    • Real Salt Lake tie or lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday AND/OR
    • FC Dallas tie or lose vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday AND/OR
    • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday
  • – OR –
  • TWO OF …
    • FC Dallas lose vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday AND/OR
    • Real Salt Lake lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday AND/OR
    • San Jose Earthquakes lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

    NYC

    New York City FC

    New York City FC will clinch a Knockout Round bye if:

  • New York City FC win vs. New England Revolution on Sunday and …
  • Atlanta United tie or lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday
  • – OR –
  • New York City FC tie vs. New England Revolution on Saturday and …
  • Atlanta United lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday and …
  • Chicago Fire tie or lose vs. Philadelphia Union on Sunday

  • POR

    Portland Timbers

    Portland Timbers will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

    • Portland Timbers win vs. D.C. United on Sunday
    • – OR –
    • Portland Timbers tie vs. D.C. United on Sunday and …
    • Sporting Kansas City lose vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday and either …
      • FC Dallas tie or lose vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday OR
      • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday
    • – OR –
    • TWO OF …
      • FC Dallas tie or lose vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday AND/OR
      • Real Salt Lake tie or lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday AND/OR
      • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

    SJ

    San Jose Earthquakes are eliminated from playoff contention if:

    • San Jose Earthquakes lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday and …
    • FC Dallas win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

    RSL

    Real Salt Lake

    Real Salt Lake are eliminated from playoff contention if:

    • Real Salt Lake lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday and …
    • FC Dallas win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday

    SEA

    Seattle Sounders FC

    Seattle Sounders FC will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

  • Seattle Sounders FC win vs. FC Dallas on Sunday
  • – OR –
  • Seattle Sounders FC tie vs. FC Dallas on Sundayand either …
    • Real Salt Lake tie or lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday OR
    • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday
  • – OR –
  • Real Salt Lake tie or lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday and …
  • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

  • SKC

    Sporting Kansas City

    Sporting KC will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

    • Sporting Kansas City win or tie vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday
    • – OR –
    • TWO OF …
      • FC Dallas tie or lose vs. Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday AND/OR
      • Real Salt Lake tie or lose vs. Colorado Rapids on Sunday AND/OR
      • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

    Sporting Kansas City will clinch a Knockout Round bye if:

    • Sporting Kansas City win vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday and …
    • Portland Timbers lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday and …
    • Seattle Sounders FC lose vs. FC Dallas on Sunday

    VAN

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC will clinch No. 1 seed in Western Conference if:

    • Vancouver Whitecaps FC win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday
    • – OR –
    • Vancouver Whitecaps FC tie vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday and …
    • Sporting Kansas City tie or lose vs. Houston Dynamo on Sundayand …
    • Portland Timbers tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sundayand …
    • Seattle Sounders FC tie or lose vs. FC Dallas on Sunday

    Vancouver Whitecaps FC will clinch a Knockout Round bye if:

    • Vancouver Whitecaps FC tie vs. San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday and …
    • Sporting Kansas City tie or lose vs. Houston Dynamo on Sunday and either…
      • Portland Timbers tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday OR
      • Seattle Sounders FC tie or lose vs. FC Dallas on Sunday
    • – OR –
    • Portland Timbers tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday and …
    • Seattle Sounders FC tie or lose vs. FC Dallas on Sunday

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    ATL

    Atlanta United FC

    Atlanta United will clinch a berth in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs if:

  • Atlanta United win vs. Philadelphia Union on Wednesday
  • – OR –
  • Atlanta United tie vs. Philadelphia Union on Wednesday and …
  • Montreal Impact tie or lose vs. New York City FC on Wednesday and …
  • New England Revolution tie or lose vs. Orlando City SC on Wednesday
  • – OR –
  • Montreal Impact lose vs. New York City FC on Wednesday and …
  • New England Revolution tie or lose vs. Orlando City SC on Wednesday
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