Final MLS Cup Playoff standings

Quakes finish No. 6 in the Western Conference, face NYRB in first round

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Edson Buddle couldn't zero in on the Golden Boot, but his LA Galaxy managed a bigger prize on Sunday after securing the Supporters Shield with a 2-1 win against FC Dallas.

With the playoff picture set, here's a glance at the Conference Semi-Final match-ups:

Los Angeles Galaxy (1W) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (4W) - The Galaxy won both regular season meetings by a substantial 7-1 margin, but both matches were played early in the season. Sounders FC are a different team now than they were at the time of those results and should provide a stiff test for the Galaxy.

Real Salt Lake (2W) vs. FC Dallas (3W) - These two teams split their regular season series, both games ending with 2-0 results. Real recently knocked FC Dallas off their record 19-game unbeaten streak. Although FC Dallas enters the playoffs on a two-game skid, the MLS Cup holders have their hands full.

New York Red Bulls (1E) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (4E) - San Jose and New York split their regular season series, but the Quakes hold a 4-2 aggregate. The Red Bulls looked impressive a 2-0 win against San Jose at Red Bull Arena on Aug. 28, but don't go chalk on this one without considering the Quakes.

Columbus Crew (2E) vs. Colorado Rapids (3E) - Will Hesmer's absence is significant a blow to the Crew's title hopes. These two teams split their regular season series, but the Crew managed a 3-2 aggregate.

 

Final standings

  PTS GP W L T GF GA GD
x - Los Angeles Galaxy (1W) 59 30 18 7 5 44 26 18
x - Real Salt Lake (2W) 56 30 15 4 11 45 20 25
x - New York Red Bulls (1E) 51 30 15 9 6 38 29 9
x - Columbus Crew (2E) 50 30 14 8 8 40 34 6
x - FC Dallas (3W) 50 30 12 4 14 42 28 14
x - Seattle Sounders (4W) 48 30 14 10 6 39 35 4
x - Colorado Rapids (5W) 46 30 12 8 10 44 32 12
x - San Jose Earthquakes (6W) 46 30 13 10 7 34 33 1
Kansas City Wizards 39 30 11 13 6 36 35 1
Chicago Fire 36 30 9 12 9 37 38 -1
Toronto FC 35 30 9 13 8 33 41 -8
Houston Dynamo 33 30 9 15 6 40 49 -9
New England Revolution 32 30 9 16 5 32 50 -18
Philadelphia Union 31 30 8 15 7 35 49 -14
Chivas USA 28 30 8 18 4 31 45 -14
D.C. United 22 30 6 20 4 21 47 -26
Conference winners and runners up
Wild cards
Eliminated from playoff contention.

MLS Cup Playoff Matchups:

Eastern Conference Western Conference

New York Red Bulls (1E)
San Jose Earthquakes (6W)

Columbus Crew (2E)
Colorado Rapids (5W)

LA Galaxy (1W)
Seattle Sounders (4W)

Real Salt Lake (2W)
FC Dallas (3W)