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