2. MLS: Weekend action to shape postseason
With three games left in the regular season, three teams have clinched playoff
berths - D.C. United, FC Dallas and the Chicago Fire. Nine are vying for the
remaining five playoff berths. Here's how this weekend's six games can shape the
SATURDAY, Sept. 30
NEW ENGLAND-COLORADO 7:30 pm ET. TV: Direct Kick, FSN-NE.
New England clinches a playoff spot with a win OR if New York fails to beat
Chicago. Colorado clinches with a win if Real Salt Lake loses to Kansas City.
NEW YORK-CHICAGO 7:30 pm ET. TV: HDNet
If New York loses and Kansas City beats Real Salt Lake, New York will need to
win its last two games and have Kansas City lose or tie against Chivas USA on
COLUMBUS-DALLAS 7:30 pm ET. No TV.
Columbus is eliminated with a loss or tie.
HOUSTON-D.C. UNITED 8:30 pm ET. TV: Direct Kick, CSN-DC (also on
delay, 11 pm ET on Fox Soccer Channel).
A D.C. United win gives it the regular-season title, which earns it a spot in
the in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup. Houston will clinch a playoff spot if it
wins AND Real Salt Lake fails to win against Kansas City.
KANSAS CITY-REAL SALT LAKE 8:30 pm ET. TV: Direct Kick, KSL.
Neither team can clinch this weekend, but Columbus is out of K.C. wins, a result
that could also eliminate Salt Lake.
LOS ANGELES-CHIVAS USA 10:30 pm ET. TV: Direct Kick, FSN-PT.
Chivas USA clinches with a win if Salt Lake fails to win against Kansas City.
Los Angeles is eliminated unless it wins.
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