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