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The Playoff Race
August 25th, 2009 7AM



[MLS] Which eight teams would qualify for the playoffs based on the current standings?

(Note difference in games played. For example, New England has games in hand on seven of the teams ahead of it in the playoff race. Each team plays 30 regular-season games.)

Columbus (1) 22 10-3-9 39
Chicago (2) 23 10-5-8 38
Toronto FC (y) 22 8-8-6 30
New England 20 8-6-6 30
D.C. United 22 6-5-11 29
Kansas City 20 5-9-6 21
New York 23 3-16-4 13
Houston (1) 24 11-6-7 40
Los Angeles (2) 23 8-4-11 35
Chivas USA (v) 20 10-7-3 33
Seattle (x) 23 8-6-9 33
Colorado (z) 21 8-7-6 30
Real Salt Lake 22 7-9-6 27
FC Dallas 22 6-11-5 23
San Jose 21 5-11-5 20


1 = Top seeds
2 = No. 2 seeds
v - Chivas USA receives first wild card (2-0-0 record vs. Seattle)
x - Seattle Sounders FC receives second wild card
y - Toronto FC receives the third wildcard
z - Colorado Rapids receives fourth wildcard and moves over to the East for playoffs.


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