Colorado's Supporters' Shield Dreams Ended With San Jose, By The Way

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Spor

In case you missed it, the slim Supporters' Shield dream for the Rapids ended a few days ago.

Probably worth pointing this out: The Supporters' Shield race ended for the Colorado Rapids after their loss to the San Jose Earthquakes last week. Though they can theoretically make it to 54 points, more than anyone in the table has at the moment, the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake playing each other makes it so that one of them is guaranteed to hit 54+ as well. While there is technically still a scenario where Colorado could lift the Shield on a technicality, that means that the chances of it happening are so close to zero mathematically that I think a Humberto Suazo surprise loan is more likely.

Here's what the race looks like at the moment, complete with the number of points that each team can theoretically achieve:

New York Red Bulls - 53 (59)
Portland Timbers - 53 (59) (Behind NY due to the 'total wins' tiebreaker)
Sporting Kansas City - 52 (58)
Real Salt Lake - 52 (58)
Seattle Sounders - 51 (57)
LA Galaxy - 48 (57)

New York are the only team that control their own destiny in the race at the moment. Will they finally break that hex of being the only original MLS team without a trophy to their names? As for us, it's time to focus on two wins over the Whitecaps and a playoff spot.

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