Playoff Update: Quakes still have cushion
The San Jose Earthquakes didn't help their playoff standing, but they maintain a six-point cushion over the Kansas City Wizards. Both teams have five games remaining, meaning the Quakes will really need to stumble to let Kansas City into the picture.
The Colorado Rapids were also in action Wednesday night, defeating the Philadelphia Union 4-1. The Rapids now lead Seattle and San Jose by two points for the No. 6 seed.
If the season ended today, here's how the teams would line up in the post-season:
LA Galaxy (W1) vs. Colorado Rapids (WC)
Real Salt Lake (W2) vs. FC Dallas (WC)
Columbus Crew (E1) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (WC)
New York Red Bulls (E2) vs. Seattle Sounders (WC)
2010 MLS PLAYOFF STANDINGS
Through Wednesday, September 29, 2010
|x - LA Galaxy (1W)||50||26||15||6||5||38||21||17|
|x - Real Salt Lake (2W)||48||26||13||4||9||39||17||22|
|Columbus Crew (1E)||45||26||13||7||6||35||29||6|
|New York Red Bulls (2E)||44||26||13||8||5||34||27||7|
|San Jose Earthquakes||39||25||11||8||6||28||28||0|
|Kansas City Wizards||33||25||9||10||6||29||30||-1|
|New England Revolution||26||26||7||14||5||28||45||-17|
|The top two teams from each conference qualify for the playoffs automatically.|
|The remaining four slots are determined via the Wild Card.|
|Eliminated from playoff contention.|
x - clinched playoff berth
READ: Playoff format rules and tie-breaking procedures here.