Playoff seeding scenarios: Final day

Potential results against LA would each lead to different playoff matchup

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Wilf Thorne/Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo play the final game of the entire MLS regular season Sunday night when they host the LA Galaxy at Robertson Stadium, and teams around the league will be watching to learn their playoff fates. The Dynamo will decide their own playoff matchup, however, and can avoid the wildcard round with a win.

Below are the three remaining playoff scenarios for the Dynamo:

Dynamo WIN:
Houston finishes in 2nd place, Eastern Conference
Eastern Conference semifinals vs. Philadelphia Union
Oct. 29-30 - HOU at PHI
Nov. 2-3 - PHI at HOU - Robertson Stadium

Wildcard pairings: FCD vs. NY, COL vs. CLB
West semifinals: LA vs. wildcard TBD, SEA vs. RSL
East semifinals: KC vs. wildcard TBD, HOU vs. PHI

Dynamo TIE:
Houston finishes tied for 3rd place, Eastern Conference, loses head-to-head tiebreaker vs. CLB, seeded 9th
Wildcard round at Colorado Rapids
Oct. 26-27 - HOU at COL

Wildcard pairings: FCD vs. NY, COL vs. HOU
West semifinals: LA vs. wildcard TBD, SEA vs. RSL
East semifinals: KC vs. wildcard TBD, PHI vs. CLB

Dynamo LOSE:
Houston finishes T-9th in MLS, loses goal differential tiebreaker vs. NY, seeded 10th
Wildcard round at FC Dallas
Oct. 26-27 - HOU at FCD

Wildcard pairings: FCD vs. HOU, COL vs. NY
West semifinals: LA vs. wildcard TBD, SEA vs. RSL
East semifinals: KC vs. wildcard TBD, PHI vs. CLB