Colorado beat Chivas USA in what I thought was a game they had little chance of winning. Well, I lost money on bets this weekend so it goes to show what I know.
Colorado is still very much alive in the playoff race. There are four teams left fighting for two spots and three of the four hold their own fate in their hand. KC, Chicago and the Galaxy need only take care of their business to get into the postseason.
However, the Rapids don't have that luxury. They need to beat RSL on Saturday. That's first and foremost. But the rest is pretty straightforward. If the Rapids win and either Kansas City or Chicago loses, they're in.
As far as possible tiebreakers, the Rapids and KC and Chicago could all finish with 38 points. The Rapids tied both games against Chicago and both games against KC so possibly goal differential would come into play. The Rapids are minus four, KC is minus two and Chicago minus six. It seems then the Rapids have some sort of edge there, but not sure on that.
If they pull off the surprise and get into the playoffs, Colorado could play either Chivas or Houston. Heck, they could play DC United. How? If the Galaxy wins out, they would have 39 points. Colorado would get in with a win and a KC loss then, and would finish on 38 points and fifth in the Western Conference, in which case they would move to the other conference for the playoffs and would be seeded fourth.