Official MLS Cup Playoff Scenarios

All the permutations that determine seedings on the final weekend

NEW YORK -- The following are the official scenarios that will determine the final standings and the first round MLS Cup Playoff seedings:

SUPPORTERS’ SHIELD RACE

LA will finish WEST #1, RSL will finish WEST #2
• If LA defeats DAL
• If RSL loses to COL
• If LA ties DAL AND RSL ties or loses to COL

RSL will finish WEST #1, LA will finish WEST #2
• If RSL defeats COL AND LA ties or loses to DAL
• If RSL ties COL AND LA loses to DAL

MLS CUP PLAYOFF SEEDINGS

DAL will finish WEST #3
• If DAL defeats LA
• If DAL ties LA AND SEA ties or loses to HOU

SEA will finish WEST #3, DAL will finish WEST #4
• If SEA defeats HOU AND DAL loses to LA
• If SEA defeats HOU by 11 goals or more AND DAL ties LA

SJ will finish WEST #4, SEA will finish WEST #5 (EAST #3)
•If SJ defeats KC by 2 goals or more AND SEA ties HOU

SJ will finish WEST #4, COL will finish WEST #5 (EAST #3), SEA will finish WEST #6 (EAST #4)
• If SJ defeats KC AND SEA loses to HOU

COL will finish WEST #4
• If COL defeats RSL AND SEA loses to HOU AND SJ ties or loses to KC:
               If SEA loses by 2 goals or more AND SJ ties: SJ WEST #5 (EAST #3), SEA WEST #6 (EAST #4)
               If SEA loses by 1 goal AND SJ ties: WEST #5 (EAST #3) on total goals
               If SEA loses AND SJ loses: SEA WEST #5 (EAST #3), SJ WEST #6 (EAST #4)

SEA will finish WEST #4, COL will finish WEST #5 (EAST #3), SJ will finish WEST #6 (EAST #4)
• If SEA ties or defeats HOU AND COL defeats RSL AND SJ ties or loses to KC
• If COL ties RSL AND SJ loses to KC

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