Crew SC can finish as high as No. 2 | Here's how

 

While Crew SC officially clinched a spot in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs on Sept. 30 with a win over D.C. United, Eastern Conference seeding is in full focus. 

After Sunday's win, Crew SC cannot finish lower than fifth in the East, while a win at NYCFC along with an Atlanta loss or tie to Toronto FC and a Chicago loss or tie to the Houston Dynamo could see Columbus finish as high as second place with a Decision Day, presented by AT&T, win.

The Black & Gold return to the postseason for the third time in four seasons under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter.

Decision Day kicks off from Citi Field on Oct. 22 as Crew SC visits New York City FC in the regular-season finale at 4 p.m.

SCENARIOS

NYC Columbus Crew SC

Columbus Crew SC will clinch the No. 2 seed, a Knockout Round bye and home field advantage in the Eastern Conference if:

  • Crew SC defeats New York City FC on October 22
  • and ...

  • Atlanta United tie or lose vs. Toronto FC on October 22
  • and ...

  • Chicago Fire tie or lose vs. the Houston Dynamo on October 22

Columbus Crew SC will clinch the No. 3 seed and home field advantage in the Knockout Round vs. the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference if:

  • Crew SC defeats New York City FC on October 22
  • and ...

  • Atlanta United win vs. Toronto FC on October 22
  • and ...

  • Chicago Fire tie or lose vs. the Houston Dynamo on October 22
  • — OR—

  • Chicago Fire win vs. the Houston Dynamo on October 22
  • and ...

  • Atlanta United lose or tie vs. Toronto FC on October 22

Columbus Crew SC will clinch the No. 4 seed and home field advantage in the Knockout Round vs. the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference if:

  • Crew SC ties New York City FC on October 22
  • and ...

  • Atlanta United lose vs. Toronto FC on October 22

Columbus Crew SC will clinch the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference if:

  • Crew SC loses New York City FC on October 22
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