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Four teams can clinch on Wednesday night
by Paul Kennedy, October 8th, 2013 7:51PM

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[MLS PREVIEW: Week 32] Just 19 days remain in the 2013 MLS regular season, but only the New York Red Bulls have clinched a playoff berth. That could change Wednesday when as many as four teams (Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference and the Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference) could clinch berths. The most unusual scenario would send Seattle and RSL into the playoffs with a Colorado win or tie at San Jose but it might not necessarily be enough for the Rapids to clinch Wednesday night.

Here's what's needed on Wednesday for the four teams to clinch:

Sporting KC:
-- win at Houston.

Seattle:
-- win vs. Vancouver; OR
-- Colorado win or tie at San Jose.

Real Salt Lake:
-- Colorado win or tie at San Jose.

Colorado:
-- win or tie at San Jose; AND
-- Seattle win or tie vs. Vancouver.

In addition, the Houston Dynamo and Portland Timbers could clinch over the weekend.

MLS WEEK 33, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 9
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. Sporting KC
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Vancouver
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Colorado

Saturday, October 12
2:30 pm ET
Montreal vs. New England
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Philadelphia
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Chicago

Sunday, October 13
9 pm ET
Portland vs. Seattle ESPN
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

53 (32) *New York 15-9-8 50/39
51 (31) Sporting KC 15-10-6 44/29
47 (31) Houston 13-10-8 39/37
46 (30) Montreal 13-10-7 48/45
45 (31) Philadelphia 12-10-9 39/39
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43 (31) Chicago 12-12-7 41/45
42 (31) New England 11-11-9 44/36
41 (32) Columbus 12-15-5 40/42
26 (32) Toronto FC 5-16-11 29/46
15 (31) D.C. United 3-22-6 20/55
*Clinched playoff berth.

Western Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
52 (32) Real Salt Lake 15-10-7 55/40
51 (30) Seattle 15-9-6 40/34
50 (31) Portland 12-5-14 48/33
48 (31) LA Galaxy 14-11-6 51/37
48 (31) Colorado 13-9-9 42/32
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44 (31) San Jose 12-11-8 32/41
42 (31) Vancouver 11-11-9 44/41
41 (31) FC Dallas 10-10-11 43/47
26 (32) Chivas USA 6-18-8 29/60
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
19 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
18 Camilo (Vancouver)
18 Mike Magee (LA Galaxy/Chicago)
15 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
12 Diego Fagundez (New England)
12 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
11 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
11 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
11 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
10 Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)
10 Tim Cahill (New York)
10 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
10 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)

MLS WEEK 34, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 16
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Montreal

Friday, October 18
8 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. D.C. United NBCSN

Saturday, October 19
2 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
3 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle NBCSN
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Columbus
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Sunday, October 20
4 pm ET
Houston vs. New York UniMas
9 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose ESPN

MLS WEEK 35, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 23
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, October 26
3 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC NBCSN
4 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Univision Dep.
5:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. FC Dallas NBCSN
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Portland

Sunday, October 27
1:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Houston NBC
4 pm ET
Columbus vs. New England
5 pm ET
New York vs. Chicago UniMas
8 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado
9 pm ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy ESPN


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