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Final Standings and Playoff Matchups

The Playoff matchups are set:

Wild Card

FC Dallas (WC1) vs. New York Red Bulls (WC4)
Colorado Rapids (WC2) vs. Columbus Crew (WC3)

Eastern Conference Semifinals

Sporting Kansas City (E1) vs. higher-seeded Wild Card winner
Houston Dynamo (E2) vs. Philadelphia Union (E3)

Western Conference Semifinals

LA Galaxy (W1) vs. lower-seeded Wild Card winner
Seattle Sounders (W2) vs. Real Salt Lake (W3)

Includes matches of Sunday, Oct. 23

Western Conference PTS GP GD
ss- LA Galaxy 67 34 20
x-Seattle Sounders 63 34 20
x-Real Salt Lake 53 34 8
Eastern Conference PTS GP GD
x-Sporting KC 51 34 10
x-Housston Dynamo 49 34 4
x-Philadelphia Union 48 34 8
Wild Card Race PTS GP GD
x-FC Dallas 52 34 3
x-Colorado Rapids 49 34 3
x-Columbus Crew 47 34 -1
x-New York Red Bulls 46 34 6
z-Chicago Fire 43 34 1
z-Portland Timbers 42 34 -8
z-D.C. United 39 34 -3
z-San Jose Earthquakes 38 34 -5
z-Chivas USA 36 34 -2
z-Toronto FC 33 34 -23
z-New England Revolution 28 34 -20
z-Vancouver Whitecaps FC 28 34 -20

ss - clinched Supporters Shield

x - clinched playoff spot

z - eliminated from playoff contention

  Currently in playoff position as Top 3 conf. finisher
  Currently in playoff position as wild-card finisher
  Currently out of playoff position
  • The top three finishers in each conference, based on regular season points (six automatic berths)
  • The next best four clubs based on regular season points, irrespective of conference (four wild cards)
    • The four wild cards will play single elimination games against each other, with higher seeds hosting (1 vs. 4; 2 vs. 3). These play-in games are part of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
    • After the two play-in games conclude, the lowest remaining seed will face the Supporters’ Shield winner in the Conference Semifinals; the other will face the No. 1 seed in the opposite conference from the Supporters’ Shield winner.

For complete playoff format and tiebreakers, click here.