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MLS Regular Season

25 October 5:19 pm

CONCACAF? Steph is leaving it behind in a glass case of emotion. Move on too with a fresh episode of The Pulp, where we explain the final MLS Playoff scenarios for the Dynamo.

25 October 2:59 pm

Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will look ahead to the final weekend in the MLS regular season and the Dynamo's crucial match at D.C. United.

Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!

Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.

The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.

23 October 9:52 am

Steph is back to preview a "Do or Die-namo" week for our MLS Cup Playoffs and CONCACAF Champions League hopes. Cameos include Darth Vader and Van Halen's "Panama".

22 October 5:34 pm

As the 2013 MLS regular season draws to a close, look back with Dynamo TV at some of the best moments of this year. Of course, we're waiting to add some more playoff memories to this in the next few weeks.

22 October 1:01 pm

Tune in to ESPN 97.5 FM tonight for a new episode of Soccer Matters with Glenn Davis! Glenn will cover the Dynamo's playoff and CCL situation, UEFA Champions League and more!

Tune in and give Glenn a call with your thoughts!

Tonight's episode airs from 7-9 p.m. and can be heard on the radio on 97.5 FM or online at www.espn975.com.

The call-in number for the show is 713-780-3776.

21 October 9:57 am

We all know what happened this weekend. The Dynamo lost, and pretty much everyone else won. We won't rehash that. You're here for "how do the Dynamo get into the playoffs," and that's just what you'll get. First, the games that matter this weekend (in chronological order; all times CT):

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City (NBC Sports Network)
  • Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.: Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact (MLS Live)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m.: D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo (NBC)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 3 p.m.: Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution (MLS Live)
  • Sunday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m.: New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire (UniMas)

The Dynamo can still finish anywhere from third- to seventh-place. We'll focus on what gets them into the playoffs (fifth-place or higher).

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND one of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in fifth place

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND two of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in fourth place

If the Dynamo win vs. D.C. United

AND all three of Montreal, New England or Chicago ties or loses, the Dynamo will finish in third place

If the Dynamo tie vs. D.C. United

AND New England loses AND Philadelphia ties or loses the Dynamo will finish in fifth place.

(Any result that has the Dynamo tied with other teams at 49 points will not favor the Dynamo in tiebreaker scenarios)

Tiebreakers:

  1. Wins
  2. Goals for
  3. Goal differential
  4. Fewest disciplinary points
  5. Road goals
  6. Road goal differential
  7. Home goals
  8. Home goal differential
  9. Coing toss (two teams) or drawing of lots (three or more teams

Clear as mud? If you have questions on any of these scenarios, leave them in the comments below and we'll try to answer them as best we can. The easiest way in is for the Dynamo to take care of business in D.C. and for at least one of the teams above Houston (Montreal, New England, Chicago) to not win.

FULL STANDINGS HERE

20 October 7:39 pm

Houston Dynamo fans honor retiring forward Brian Ching during his final regular season home match with a card stunt during the 25th minute of the Dynamo's match vs. the New York Red Bulls on Oct. 20, 2013.

For more information on Ching's career, retirement and testimonial match coming at the end of this season, click here.