Take a look at the MLS table widget on the right side of the blog home page (or below for the FB folks). Three points separate six teams with the last three playoff spots dependent on the results from the final week of regular season matches this week. Every single game this week will have an impact on the final standings and which teams go on to the playoffs and which teams go on to the golf course.
So, who will make the playoffs? The permutations of results are way too numerous for me to try to figure out. Added to that complexity are the MLS tiebreaking rules that have to consider the imbalanced schedules and only someone with money on the line would attempt to figure it out.
Well, I don't know if he has money on the games, but fortunately for us Kyle McCarthy at Goal.com did the dirty work and gives us the skinny on the how the wild weekend of matches could work out including the tiebreaking scenarios.
The fun starts tonight with Chivas USA and Chicago Fire going at it at on ESPN2 at 7PM.