Playoff Scenarios: Final week to determine final four postseason berths

Rapids in line for last Western spot, five teams battling for final three berths in the East

We already know that while technically not in the playoff yet, it would take unheard of instances for Colorado not to claim the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot this weekend.

In the East it's become a five team fight for the final three playoff berths as Montreal, Philadelphia, New England, Chicago, and Houston all have a chance to clinch - or be eliminated - following the last round of games.

Here are the complete playoff scenarios for the final week of the 2013 season:

Playoff Scenarios

Colorado Rapids will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Colorado Rapids win or tie vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday

OR

  • San Jose Earthquakes tie or lose vs. FC Dallas on Saturday

OR

  • Colorado Rapids lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday AND
  • San Jose Earthquakes win vs. FC Dallas on Saturday AND
  • San Jose does not score 13 more goals than Colorado

San Jose Earthquakes will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • San Jose Earthquakes win vs. FC Dallas on Saturday AND
  • Colorado Rapids lose vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday AND
  • San Jose scores 13 more goals than Colorado

Montréal Impact will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Montréal Impact win vs. Toronto FC on Saturday

OR

·         New England Revolution tie or lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

OR

  • Houston Dynamo tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday

OR

  • Montréal Impact tie vs. Toronto FC on Saturday AND
  • Chicago Fire lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday OR
  • Chicago Fire do not score 5 goals more than MTL in tie vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday

OR

  • Montréal Impact lose vs. Toronto FC on Saturday AND
  • Chicago Fire do not score 5 goals more than MTL in loss vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday

Chicago Fire will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Chicago Fire win vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday

OR

  • New England Revolution tie or lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

OR

  • Houston Dynamo tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday

OR

  • Chicago Fire tie vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday AND
  • Score 5 goals more than MTL does in tie vs. Toronto FC on Saturday OR
  • Montréal Impact lose vs. Toronto FC on Saturday

OR

  • Chicago Fire lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday AND
  • Score 5 goals more than MTL does in loss vs. Toronto FC on Saturday

New England Revolution will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • New England Revolution win vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

AND

  • Montréal Impact tie or lose vs. Toronto FC on Saturday OR
  • Chicago Fire tie or lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday OR
  • Houston Dynamo tie or lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday OR
  • Houston Dynamo do not score 9 goals more than NE in win vs. D.C. United on Sunday

OR

  • New England Revolution tie vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

AND

  • Houston Dynamo lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday OR
  • Houston Dynamo do not score 10 goals more than NE in tie vs. D.C. United on Sunday

AND

  • Philadelphia Union tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday OR
  • Philadelphia Union do not score 8 goals more than NE in win vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday

OR

  • New England Revolution lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

AND

  • Houston Dynamo lose and do not score 10 goals more than NE vs. D.C. United on Sunday

AND

  • Philadelphia Union tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday

Houston Dynamo will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Houston Dynamo win vs. D.C. United on Sunday

AND

  • Montréal Impact tie or lose vs. Toronto FC on Saturday OR
  • Chicago Fire tie or lose vs. New York Red Bulls on Sunday OR
  • New England Revolution tie or lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday OR
  • Score 10 goals more than NE does in win vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

OR

  • Houston Dynamo tie vs. D.C. United on Sunday

AND

  • New England Revolution lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday OR
  • Score 10 goals more than NE does in tie vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

AND

  • Philadelphia Union tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday OR
  • Score 2 goals than PHI does in win vs. Sporting Kansas City on Sunday

OR

  • Houston Dynamo lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday

AND

  • Score 10 goals more than NE does in loss vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday

AND

  • Philadelphia Union tie or lose vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday

Philadelphia Union will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF

  • Philadelphia Union win vs. Sporting Kansas City on Saturday AND
  • New England Revolution lose vs. Columbus Crew on Sunday AND
  • Houston Dynamo lose vs. D.C. United on Sunday

New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders FC have clinched a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

D.C. United, Toronto FC, Chivas USA, FC Dallas Columbus Crew and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have been eliminated from playoff contention.