MLS: FC Dallas clinches playoff berth

October, 12, 2011
10/12/11
7:39
PM PT
FC Dallas is the fourth team to qualify for Major League Soccer's playoffs after halting a four-game losing streak with Wednesday's 2-1 victory at Chicago.

Jackson Goncalves and Danny Cruz tallied for the Hoops (14-11-7), who sit fourth in the Western Conference and overall standings, two points behind Real Salt Lake (15-11-6) in a fight to avoid a wild-card assignment. The top three teams in each conference are seeded into the main eight-team playoff bracket.

Sebastian Grazzini scored a late goal for Chicago (7-9-16), which remains alive by the smallest of margins.

The Galaxy (18-4-10) has clinched the No. 1 seed in the West, and Seattle (16-7-9) likely will finish second.

Here's what the postseason race looks like, updated following Vancouver's 2-1 victory Wednesday night over D.C. United:

In the playoffs:
1. *W1-Galaxy 64 points (ceiling 70)
2. W2-Seattle 57 (63)
3. W3-Real Salt Lake 51 (57)
4. WC1-FC Dallas 49 (55)

In the top 10:
5. E1-Philadelphia 47 (53)
6. E2-Sporting Kansas City 45 (51)
7. WC2-Colorado 45 (51)
8. E3-Columbus 44 (50)
9. WC3-New York 43 (49)
10. WC4-Houston 43 (49)

In the mix:
11. Portland 40 (49)
12. D.C. United 38 (47)
13. Chicago 37 (43)

Eliminated:
14. Chivas USA 36 (42)
15. San Jose 35 (41)
16. Toronto FC 31 (37)
17. Vancouver 28 (34)
18. New England 27 (33)

W -- Western Conference; E -- Eastern Conference; WC -- Wild card; * -- clinched position

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?