If The Season Ended Today: A look at 2018 MLS Cup Playoff contenders

The MLS Cup Playoffs are fast approaching and teams are looking to cement their postseason positions in the coming weeks.  Now each week, we will take a look at the Western Conference standings and the remaining schedules for the teams in playoff contention.  With playoff dates now set, we will also look at where each team would match up … if the season ended today.

At the top of the West, FC Dallas and LAFC would jump to the Conference Semifinal Round.  Meanwhile, Sporting Kansas City would host the Portland Timbers in one game of the Knockout Round while the other would see Real Salt Lake hosting Seattle Sounders FC.

What is your feeling on the way the final two months look for RSL and the rest of the West?  Let us know in the comments section below.

FC Dallas (3 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 10-21-7 (0.97 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 26-12-12 (1.80 ppm)
9/15 vs. Columbus (3-6-4 road)
9/23 at Vancouver (6-2-5 home)
9/29 at Portland (8-2-3 home)
10/6 vs. Orlando (2-10-0 road)
10/13 at DC (7-2-1 home)
10/21 vs. Kansas City (5-5-3 road)
10/28 at Colorado (5-6-3 home)

LAFC (4 home/3 away)
Road record of home opponents – 9-30-15 (0.78 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 17-15-9 (1.46 ppm)
9/15 vs. New England (1-6-5 road)
9/22 vs. San Jose (2-9-3 road)
9/29 at Chicago (4-7-3 home)
10/6 at Colorado (5-6-3 home)
10/18 vs. Houston (1-8-4 road)
10/21 vs. Vancouver (5-7-2 road)
10/28 at Kansas City (8-2-3 home)

Sporting Kansas City (4 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 15-31-8 (0.98 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 24-13-16 (1.66 ppm)
9/8 vs. Orlando (2-10-0 road)
9/15 at San Jose (2-6-5 home)
9/23 at Philadelphia (7-4-2 home)
9/30 vs. Salt Lake (3-9-2 road)
10/6 vs. LA Galaxy (4-6-4 road)
10/17 at Vancouver (6-2-5 home)
10/21 at Dallas (9-1-4 home)
10/28 vs. LAFC (6-6-2 road)

Real Salt Lake (3 home/3 away)
Road record of home opponents – 5-22-11 (0.68 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 24-6-10 (2.05 ppm)
9/15 vs. Minnesota (1-11-1 road)
9/22 at Atlanta (8-2-4 home)
9/30 at Kansas City (8-2-3 home)
10/6 vs. Portland (3-5-5 road)
10/18 vs. New England (1-6-5 road)
10/21 at Portland (8-2-3 home)

Seattle Sounders FC (4 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 9-32-12 (0.74 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 23-17-15 (1.53 ppm)
9/15 at Vancouver (6-2-5 home)
9/19 vs. Philadelphia (5-7-2 road)
9/23 at LA Galaxy (6-4-4 home)
9/29 vs. Colorado (1-8-3 road)
10/8 vs. Houston (1-8-4 road)
10/17 at Orlando (5-6-3 home)
10/21 at Houston (6-5-3 home)
10/28 vs. San Jose (2-9-3 road)

Portland Timbers (4 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 12-28-12 (0.92 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 30-12-12 (1.89 ppm)
9/8 vs. Colorado (1-8-3 road)
9/15 at Houston (6-5-3 home)
9/19 vs. Columbus (3-6-4 road)
9/22 at Minnesota (8-4-1 home)
9/29 vs. Dallas (5-5-3 road)
10/6 at Salt Lake (10-1-3 home)
10/21 vs. Salt Lake (3-9-2 road)
10/28 at Vancouver (6-2-5 home)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4 home/3 away)
Road record of home opponents – 18-20-14 (1.31 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 18-11-11 (1.63 pm)
9/15 vs. Seattle (5-5-3 road)
9/23 vs. Dallas (5-5-3 road)
9/29 at LA Galaxy (6-4-4 home)
10/6 at Toronto (5-6-2 home)
10/17 vs. Kansas City (5-5-3 road)
10/21 at LAFC (7-1-5 home)
10/28 vs. Portland (3-5-5 road)

LA Galaxy (3 home/3 away)
Road record of home opponents – 11-20-9 (1.05 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 21-12-6 (1.77 ppm)
9/15 at Toronto (5-6-2 home)
9/23 vs. Seattle (5-5-3 road)
9/29 vs. Vancouver (5-7-2 road)
10/6 at Kansas City (8-2-3 home)
10/21 at Minnesota (8-4-1 home)
10/28 vs. Houston (1-8-4 road)

Minnesota United (4 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 12-26-15 (0.96 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 33-9-9 (2.12 ppm)
9/12 at DC (7-2-1 home)
9/15 at Real Salt Lake (10-1-3 home)
9/22 vs. Portland (3-5-5 road)
9/29 vs. NYCFC (4-7-3 road)
10/6 at Philadelphia (7-4-2 home)
10/13 vs. Colorado (1-8-3 road)
10/21 vs. LA Galaxy (4-6-4 road)
10/28 at Columbus (9-2-3 home)

Houston Dynamo (3 home/4 away)
Road record of home opponents – 10-19-11 (1.03 ppm)
Home record of road opponents – 25-15-14 (1.64 ppm)
9/15 vs. Portland (3-5-5 road)
9/22 at Orlando (5-6-3 home)
9/29 vs. San Jose (2-9-3 road)
10/8 at Seattle (7-4-2 home)
10/18 at LAFC (7-1-5 home)
10/21 vs. Seattle (5-5-3 road)
10/28 at LA Galaxy (6-4-4 home)

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