Rapids Playoffs Race Scenarios - Updated!
·If KC wins and DC wins KC finishes 4th in the East and DC 4th in the West
·If KC ties and DC wins by 3 goals or more DC finishes 4th in the East and KC 4th in the West
·If KC ties and DC wins by less than 3 goals KC finishes 4th in the East and DC 4th in the West.
·If KC loses and DC wins DC finishes 4th in the East and KC 4th in the West
1. Columbus (54)  *
2. Chicago (46) *
3. New England (43)  *
5. New York (39) y
6. DC United (37) 
7. Toronto (35) 
1. Houston (50)  *
2. Chivas USA (42)  *
3. Real Salt Lake (39) 
4. Colorado (37) 
5. FC Dallas (34) 
6. LA (32) 
7. San Jose (30) 
Y – NY hold the second wildcard and fourth seed in the Western Conference.
-Top 3 teams in each conference receive automatic berths in MLS Cup Playoffs
-Next 2 teams in points regardless of conference get wildcard berths in MLS Cup Playoffs
-Teams under the dotted lines are not currently in playoff position
If the season ended today the eight teams below would qualify for the playoffs. They are listed according to their would-be opponents. The first round is a two-game aggregate goals playoff series.
Eastern Conference Semifinals
#1 Columbus Crew vs. #4 Kansas City Wizards
#2 Chicago Fire vs. #3 New England Revolution
Western Conference Semifinals
#1 Houston Dynamo vs. #4 New York Red Bulls
Conference Semifinals Game 1:
·CHI at NE on Thurs. 10/30 at 7:30pm ET on ESPN2
oCLB at DC on Sat. 11/1 at 7:30pm ET on HDNet/Regional/DK; or
oHOU at DC on Sat. 11/1 at 7:30pm on Regional/DK
oCLB at KC on Sat. 11/1 at 8pm ET on HDNet/Regional/DK; or
oHOU at KC on Sat. 11/1 at 8pm ET on Regional/DK; or
oHOU at NY on Sat. 11/1 at 4pm ET on Regional/DK
Conference Semifinals Game 2:
·NE at CHI on Thurs. 11/6 at 8:30pm ET on ESPN2
·DC or KC at CLB on Sat. 11/8 at 7:30pm ET on HDNet/Regional/DK
·DC KC or NY at HOU on Sun. 11/9 at 3pm ET on TeleFutura/Regional
·If at CHI on Thurs. 11/13 at 8:30pm ET on ESPN2
·If at CHV on Sat. 11/15 at 10:30pm ET on FSC/HDNet
·If at CLB on Thurs. 11/13 at 7:30pm ET on ESPN2 or on Sat. 11/15 at 7:30pm ET on FSC/HDNet
·If at HOU on Sun. 11/16 at 7pm ET on FSC/HDNet
·If at NE on Sat. 11/15 at 7:30pm ET on FSC/HDNet
·If at RSL on Thurs. 11/13 at 9:30pm ET or on Sat. 11/15 at 9:30pm ET on FSC/HDNet
Sun. Nov. 23 1:30pm MT (ABC) at The Home Depot Center in Carson CA
-Eight teams will qualify for the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs
-Playoff berths will be determined by points in the standings upon the completion of the regular season; all 14 teams will have played 30 games.
-The top three teams in each conference qualify and are seeded 1 2 & 3 in their respective four-team playoff conference brackets.
-The two MLS teams with the next most points regardless of conference receive "wildcard" berths
-The two wildcard teams will be seeded according to conference first.
-If more than four teams qualify from one conference the team finishing lower than fourth in its conference will shift over to the other conference bracket.
-A team switching conference brackets will be seeded below all other teams in its new conference playoff bracket.
(All times Mountain)
New York 2 at Chicago 5
Kansas City at New England - 5:30pm
Real Salt Lake at Colorado - 7:30pm
Toronto FC at San Jose - 8:00pm
Houston at Chivas USA - 8:30pm
FC Dallas at Los Angeles - 1:00pm
D.C. United at Columbus - 3:00pm