Playoff Forecast: If the Season Ended Today

A 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders put Real Salt Lake in control of the fifth spot in the Western Conference with three matches to play.  While others in the playoff chase have games in hand on RSL, the Claret-and-Cobalt had several results fall its way over the weekend and with the victory over Seattle, the final few weeks of the regular season are shaping up to be filled with some tense meetings with postseason berths on the  line.

Here is a look at how the rest of the regular season stacks up for the rest of the Western Conference playoff contenders.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC (14-9-6, 48 points)
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: 3-12-1, 0.56 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 35-5-18, 2.12 PPM

Portland Timbers (13-10-8, 47 points)
9/30 @ San Jose Earthquakes
10/15 vs. DC United
10/22 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Road record of home opponents: 8-16-3, 1.00 PPM
Home record of road opponent: 8-1-5, 2.07 PPM

Sporting Kansas City (12-6-11, 47 points)
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: 6-15-8, 0.90 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 24-11-10, 1.82 PPM

Seattle Sounders FC (11-8-11, 44 points)
9/27 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10/1 @ Philadelphia
10/15 vs. FC Dallas
10/22 vs. Colorado Rapids
Road record of home opponents: 9-25-8, 0.83 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 8-4-3, 1.80 PPM

Real Salt Lake (12-14-5, 41 points)
9/30 @ LA Galaxy
10/15 @ Colorado Rapids
10/22 vs. Sporting Kansas City
Road record of home opponents: 2-6-6, 0.86 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 8-14-7, 1.07 PPM

San Jose Earthquakes (11-13-6, 39 points)
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: 9-25-10, 0.84 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 9-3-4, 1.94 PPM

Houston Dynamo (10-10-9, 39 points)
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: 12-31-14, 0.88 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 10-0-5, 2.33 PPM

FC Dallas (9-9-11, 38 points)
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: 6-20-4, 0.73 PPM
Home record of road opponents: 20-10-12, 1.71 PPM

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