MLS went into the final day of the regular season Sunday with much left to be decided, and there was plenty of drama from kickoff until the final whistle of the evening. Among the big results from Decision Day:
- New York Red Bulls clinched the Supporters' Shield with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire. NYRB finished tied with FC Dallas on 60 points, but won the trophy with a better goal differential, 19-13. Dallas defeated San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, but it was all for naught.
- Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City wrapped up the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Sounders knocked off Real Salt Lake, 3-1, and improved to fourth in the standings. KC's 2-1 win over LA Galaxy left the two teams in sixth and fifth place, respectively.
- Didier Drogba's brace outpaced Jozy Altidore's single goal to give Montreal Impact a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC. The 401 Derby will see a replay in Montreal as a first-round playoff matchup.
- Columbus Crew SC jumped to second-place in the East thanks to a resounding 5-0 win over DC United.
So with the regular season done and dusted, the MLS playoff picture looks like this:
|Seed||Eastern Conference||Western Conference|
|1||New York Red Bulls (60 points)||FC Dallas (60)|
|2||Columbus Crew SC (53)||Vancouver Whitecaps SC (53)|
|3||Montreal Impact (51)||Portland Timbers (53)|
|4||DC United (51)||Seattle Sounders (51)|
|5||New England Revolution (50)||LA Galaxy (51)|
|6||Toronto FC (49)||Sporting Kansas City (51)|
|DC United vs. New England Revolution||Wednesday||7:30 p.m.||UniMas|
|Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy||Wednesday||10 p.m.||UniMas|
|Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC||Thursday||7 p.m.||UniMas|
|Portland Timbers vs. Sporting Kansas City||Thursday||10 p.m.||UniMas|
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