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Sporting KC and Seattle get second chance to clinch
October 12th, 2013 2:23AM
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[MLS PREVIEW: Week 32] Four MLS teams had a chance to clinch playoff berths on Wednesday night. None did. Sporting Kansas City and the Seattle Sounders will get a second chance to clinch over the weekend, but MLS could move into the final two weeks of the season with only one team -- the New York Red Bulls -- assured of a playoff berth.

Idle Sporting KC has the slightly better chance. it will clinch Saturday unless Chicago beats FC Dallas on the road or Philadelphia wins or ties at D.C. United.

The Sounders will clinch a berth in the playoffs if they win at Portland Sunday night. A Seattle win will also give it the Cascadia Cup. A Portland win or tie will give Vancouver its first Cascadia Cup in the MLS era.

Seattle is coming off a 5-1 loss at Colorado and 4-1 loss at home to Vancouver and might replace Austrian Michael Gspurning in goal with Marcus Hahnemann.

MLS WEEK 33, Schedule:
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

MLS WEEK 33, Results:
Wednesday, October 9
Houston 0 Sporting KC 0.
Att.: 16,433.

Wednesday, October 9
Seattle 1 Vancouver 4.
VAN: Kekuta Manneh (Daigo Kobayashi) 12
VAN: Kekuta Manneh (Camilo, Lee Young-Pyo) 42
VAN: Kekuta Manneh (Daigo Kobayashi) 53
SEA: Mauro Rosales 69
VAN: Nigel Reo-Coker 82
Att.: 38,833.

Wednesday, October 9
San Jose 1 Colorado 0.
SJ: Chris Wondolowski (Shea Salinas) 69
Att.: 10,525.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

53 (32) *New York 15-9-8 50/39
52 (32) Sporting KC 15-10-7 44/29
48 (32) Houston 13-10-9 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 (31) Seattle 15-10-6 41/38
50 (31) Portland 12-5-14 48/33
48 (31) LA Galaxy 14-11-6 51/37
48 (32) Colorado 13-10-9 42/33
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47 (32) San Jose 13-11-8 33/41
45 (32) Vancouver 12-11-9 48/42
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+1 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
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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