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Context for today's matches - Updated PRIOR to Sounders Match

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This is done before the first match of the day. I will update after the last match as well, but this should provide for some context. It is the pacing based off of home and road records to this point continuing through the rest of the season.

Eastern Conference Playoffs
Columbus (53) v LA Galaxy (43)
Chicago (47) v New England (43)

Western Conference Playoffs
Houston (51) v Seattle (43) *Seattle has tiebreaker over LA so would stay West as 6th seed
Chivas (50) v Colorado (44)

Just missing are DC @ 41 and Toronto at 40

If Seattle wins today Seattle still would face Houston but in a 2 v 3. If Seattle loses they move to a tie with DC on points with DC likely to own the tie breaker as there is still a match to be played @ RFK, which would put Seattle out of the playoffs; Houston would be contending for the Supporters Shield.

Since this a pacing exercise it takes into account the full season, and not recent form. The Galaxy are not the team they used to be.

The league is honestly set into three tiers
Shield Contenders - Crew, Fire, Dynamo, Galaxy and Chivas
Playoff Contenders - Rapids, Revolution, Sounders, United, TFC and RSL
Playing for Draft Pick/Allocation - FCD, Wizards, Earthquakes, Red Bull

Seattle must not be a Western Conference team traveling East as the final wild card.

Eastern Conference Playoffs
Columbus (53) v Galaxy (43)
Chicago (47) v New England (45)

Western Conference Playoffs
Houston (51) v Seattle (43)
Chivas (50) v Colorado (44)

Winning this changes EVERYTHING for the league.