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Crew SC improves playoff position entering final six matches

It’s crunch time in the race for playoffs and the Black & Gold are looking good with an 82 percent chance of staying above the red line — according to FiveThirtyEight.com, using forecasts and SPI ratings.

They will be battling some other Eastern Conference foes such as the New York Red Bulls on September 23 and D.C. United on September 30 for vital points. They will then face Orlando City SC for a third time on October 15 and New York City FC on October 22. However, Crew SC’s place in the race for playoffs is also somewhat dependent on how its opponents do.

Some other key matches to keep an eye on while Crew SC is on a bye week include:

  • New England Revolution vs. Orlando City SC on September 2 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Montreal vs. Chicago Fire on September 2 at 7 p.m. ET
  • FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls on September 2 at 9 p.m. ET
  • New York City FC vs. Sporting Kansas City on September 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET

The probability for teams to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference are:

  1. Toronto FC: >99%
  2. New York City FC: >99%
  3. New York Red Bulls: 90%
  4. Chicago Fire: 89%
  5. Atlanta United: 88%
  6. Columbus Crew SC: 82%
  7. Montreal Impact: 38%
  8. New England Revolution: 9%
  9. Orlando City SC: 2%
  10.  Philadelphia Union: 2%
  11. D.C. United: <1%

The Black & Gold are leading the Eastern Conference with most games played, 28 of the 34 regular-season matches, and they hold a 13-12-3 record while currently sitting in third in the East. 

Crew SC will return to MAPFRE Stadium to face Sporting Kansas City on September 10 with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.

Crew SC is hosting the second edition of Pups at the Pitch. For only $35 you and your 4-legged friend can get a General Admission ticket in the lower sideline to watch Crew SC take on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, September 10, at 1 p.m.

Prior to Kick Off you and your dog will have access to a designated dog park at MAPFRE Stadium. 

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