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MLS Playoff Chase: 20 Days to Go

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The Dynamo got a point against the Fire and while they remain in the playoffs, the Portland Timbers are hot on their tails. Here's what happened this weekend and how it changed the playoff picture. No new teams clinched a playoff spot, but Toronto and New England were eliminated from playoff contention.

Results:

Houston Dynamo 1 - 1 Chicago Fire
Toronto FC 1 - 1 New York Red Bulls
New England Revolution 1 - 2 Seattle Sounders
Colorado Rapids 1 - 0 FC Dallas
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - 1 Real Salt Lake
Columbus Crew 2 - 1 DC United
Vancouver Whitecaps 0 - 1 Portland Timbers
Chivas USA 1 - 1 Philadelphia Union

Playoff Standings:

Team Points (Max Potential Points) Games Played (of 34) Points Per Game GD
x-LAG (W1) 64 (73) 31 2.06 23
x-SEA (W2) 57 (66) 31 1.84 19
x-RSL (W3) 51 (60) 31 1.65 11
SKC (E1) 45 (51) 32 1.41 7
PHI (E2) 44 (53) 31 1.42 7
CREW (E3) 44 (50) 32 1.38 -3
FCD (WC1) 46 (55) 31 1.48 2
COL (WC2) 45 (51) 32 1.41 2
HOU (WC3) 43 (49) 32 1.34 0
NYRB (WC4) 40 (49) 31 1.29 5
POR 40 (49) 31 1.29 -6
DCU 38 (50) 30 1.27 0
CHI 37 (46) 31 1.19 0
CHV 36 (42) 32 1.13 1
SJ 32 (41) 31 1.03 -7
z - TFC 31 (37) 32 0.97 -23
z - NE 27 (36) 31 0.87 -16
z - VAN 22 (34) 30 0.76 -21

x - Clinched Playoff Spot
z- Eliminated from Playoffs

Upcoming Matches:
Home team listed first
Result in parenthesis is best outcome for the Dynamo

Tuesday, October 4th

New York Red Bulls v Los Angeles Galaxy (LA win)

Thursday, October 6th

Vancouver Whitecaps v Real Salt Lake (No Effect on Dynamo)