Friday, October 19, 2007

Playoff scenarios

Per a league press release:


Chicago Fire (37)

Clinches with a win Sunday vs. LA Galaxy

Clinches with a tie and either one of the following:
- KC fails to win
- COL fails to win

Clinches with a loss Sunday and both of the following:
- KC loses
- COL fails to win

Kansas City Wizards (37)

Clinches with a win Saturday at FC Dallas

Clinches with a tie and either one of the following:
- LA fails to win
- COL fails to win OR wins by less than a three-goal margin

Clinches with a loss and both of the following:
- LA fails to win
- COL fails to win

^Note: Because Colorado and Kansas City tied both times they met this season, their placing will be determined by goal differential if they finish the season tied in points.

Colorado Rapids (35) – Must win vs. RSL on Saturday.

Clinches with a win and any one of the following:
- KC loses
- KC ties and COL wins by 3 goals or more
- Chicago fails to win

LA Galaxy (34) – Must win at Chicago on Sunday.

Clinches with a win and either one of the following:
- KC loses
- COL fails to win

2 comments:

JT (Chicago) said...

All I can say, is come on RSL and Dallas.

For the neutral, a must win scenario for both Chicago & LA would make for great viewing on Telefutura but for Fire fans like me in stands, I'd rather have a playoff space decided before kickoff.

Anonymous said...

Does that mean,

Since we will know the result of the Colorado game and the KC game...

That Chicago could be qualified before kick-off? What incentive for Chicago, (or the MLS for you conspiracy theorists) is there to win?

Only LA would incentive to win. Chicago could actually rest Blanco, hell the whole starting 11 and play the reserves, rest the first team for the play-offs.

why risk Blanco, and the rest in a heated match if they are qualified?