Playoff Forecast: If the season ended today

Real Salt Lake’s 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers catapulted the Claret-and-Cobalt above the playoff line with just one month left on the calendar.  Some results fell RSL’s way over the weekend, but ultimately the team took care of business at Rio Tinto Stadium to keep the club’s fate in its own hands.

Here is a look at how the rest of the regular season stacks up for the rest of the Western Conference playoff contenders – four teams battling for the top spot, four more battling for the final two positions.  It should be a wild final month.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC (13-9-6, 45 points)
9/23 vs. Colorado Rapids
9/27 @ Seattle Sounders FC
9/30 @ Sporting Kansas City
10/7 @ New York Red Bulls
10/15 vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10/22 @ Portland Timbers
Road record of home opponents: 4-22-3, 0.48 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 25-3-14, 2.12 PPM

Portland Timbers (12-10-8, 44 points)
9/24 vs. Orlando City SC
9/30 @ San Jose Earthquakes
10/15 vs. DC United
10/22 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Road record of home opponents: 11-24-7, 0.95 PPM
Home record of road opponent: 8-1-5, 2.07 PPM

Sporting Kansas City (11-6-11, 41 points)
9/20 vs. New York Red Bulls (Open Cup)
9/24 vs. LA Galaxy
9/30 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10/7 @ Minnesota United FC
10/11 @ Houston Dynamo
10/15 vs. Houston Dynamo
10/22 @ Real Salt Lake
Road record of home opponents: 11-21-9, 1.02 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 22-11-10, 1.77 PPM

Seattle Sounders FC (11-7-11, 44 points)
9/23 @ Real Salt Lake
9/27 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10/1 @ Philadelphia
10/15 vs. FC Dallas
10/22 vs. Colorado Rapids
Road record of home opponents: 9-23-8, 0.88 points per match
Home record of road opponents: 14-8-7, 1.69 PPM

San Jose Earthquakes (11-12-6, 39 points)
9/23 @ D.C. United
9/27 vs. Chicago Fire
9/30 vs. Portland Timbers
10/15 @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10/22 vs. Minnesota United FC
Road record of home opponents: 8-16-3, 1.00 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 25-10-9, 1.95 PPM

Real Salt Lake (11-14-5, 38 points)
9/23 vs. Seattle Sounders FC
9/30 @ LA Galaxy
10/15 @ Colorado Rapids
10/22 vs. Sporting Kansas City
Road record of home opponents: 5-12-12, 0.93 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 8-14-7, 1.07 PPM

Houston Dynamo (10-10-8, 38 points)
9/23 @ New York City FC
9/27 vs. LA Galaxy
9/30 vs. Minnesota United FC
10/11 vs. Sporting Kansas City
10/15 @ Sporting Kansas City
10/22 vs. Chicago Fire
Road record of home opponents: 12-28-14, 0.93 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 19-2-8, 2.24 PPM

FC Dallas (9-8-11, 38 points)
9/23 @ Minnesota United FC
9/27 vs. Colorado Rapids
9/30 @ Orlando City SC
10/7 @ Colorado Rapids
10/15 @ Seattle Sounders FC
10/22 vs. LA Galaxy
Road record of home opponents: 6-17-4, 0.81 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 26-16-15, 1.63 PPM

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