The final week of the 2015 Regular Season is here and for the Colorado Rapids they will have the chance to play spoiler as they play two teams that will need to win to get into the playoffs. Can the Rapids do it? Can they grab a result in their final two games? We shall see...
MLS Viewing Guide, Week 34:
Wednesday, October 21
Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids--6:30 PM MDT--Sporting Park (Altitude 2)
Yep. The Rapids have a chance to play spoiler. They have a chance to make Sunday very, very interesting for SKC as they look to make the playoffs. For SKC the task is simple: win and they clinch. They will do that easily against the Rapids and in turn take the Midwestia Championship.
Sunday, October 25
This is actually a pretty important game. The winner will grab the second spot in the East and avoid the knockout round that starts next week. I have to think that the home pitch advantage works for Columbus and they will win and take the second spot.
All the Revs need is a result to clinch a playoff spot. Just a result. But they are playing to terrible football and have not had much success at Yankee Stadium this year. I think they will have just enough to make it and will tie NYCFC.
Orlando City is on a roll. They have won five in a row and will make it six, but will fall just short of making the playoffs in their first year of MLS existence.
Right now both of these teams would play each other in the knock out round in Toronto. If Montreal wins this one they will host a playoff match. If Toronto wins this one they *could* end up taking second in the east (depending on other results) and have a first round bye.
The Red Bulls are tied with FC Dallas for the Supporters Shield and so they are going to come out with guns blazing and will grab an easy win in Chicago.
It is possible that Seattle could miss the playoffs. That is not a misprint, but fact. Seattle MUST win this match to secure a playoff berth. How crazy is that? RSL has a chance to do something it has not had to do in seven years: play a spoiler. I do not have any reason for this but I think RSL will go to Century Link and get a victory.
Sporting Kansas City vs LA Galaxy--5:00 PM MDT--Sporting Park (ESPN)
The Galaxy are really floundering right now. Really floundering. SKC will have clinched a berth by now (after the beat the Rapids) and if SKC wins out they will take the second spot in the West. That will happen.
Portland Timbers vs Colorado Rapids--5:00 PM MDT--Providence Park (Altitude Sports)
Portland has to win. The Rapids are not good. Next.
The Whitecaps will finish their home slate with a win.
If FC Dallas wins, and NYRB does win, the Hoops take Supporters Shield. The Quakes MUST win to have any shot at the playoffs. Call it a hunch, but the Quakes will win this one.