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The ten-team field for the MLS playoffs has been determined with a week left in the season, but while we know what all he match-ups are in the Western Conference, the East is still very much up for grabs.
All the playoff match-ups are set out West, with Vancouver qualifying as the No. 5 seed. They will face the No. 4 Los Angeles Galaxy in a one-game wild card playoff at Home Depot Center in two weeks. The winner of that wild card game will take on the No. 1 seed San Jose Earthquakes in a home-and-home series.
Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders are tied on points heading into the final week and while they are still jockeying for the No. 2 seed, they already know they’ll be facing each other in the West semifinals for the second straight season.
The final week of the regular season will help determine all five Eastern Conference playoff seeds Sporting KC is a safe bet to secure the No. 1 seed, barring a rare home loss to the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday. Streaking D.C. United face the Chicago Fire with the winner securing the No. 2 seed.
Both the New York Red Bulls and the Dynamo will be doing their best to play themselves out of their current wild card slots (No. 4 and 5), but both will need a win and some help to make that happen. The Red Bulls can grab the No. 3 seed with a victory, while the Dynamo need a win and a losses by the Red Bulls and Fire.
Now that the 10-team field is set, which team do you consider the favorite to win the MLS Cup Final? Which West match-up are you most looking forward to? What East match-up are you most hoping to see end up on the schedule?
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