The MLS regular season comes to a close as Decision Day will finalize the playoff matchups. Soccer fans will get a Halloween treat as the MLS playoffs kick off on October 31st with the first set of knockout round matches.
Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls are fighting for the Supporters Shield, given to the team atop the MLS table at the end of the regular season. An Atlanta win over Toronto would guarantee the Five Stripes secured the regular season title. The Red Bulls need a bit of help to win the shield, even with a win over Orlando City.
Here’s a look at the current playoff matchups and standings courtesy of the MLS. We will be updating these with the final standings and playoff matchups when all the matches have been completed.
MLS Playoff Matchups 2018
Here’s a look at what the playoff matchups are heading into the final day of the regular season. We will update this once the games have been completed and the matchups are finalized.
|No. 1 Atlanta|
|No. 2 NY Red Bulls|
|Oct. 31/Nov. 1||No. 3 NYCFC vs. No. 6 Columbus|
|Oct. 31/Nov. 1||No. 4 Philadelphia vs. D.C. United|
|No. 1 Sporting KC|
|No. 2 LAFC|
|Oct. 31/Nov. 1||No. 3 FC Dallas vs. No. 6 Real Salt Lake|
|Oct. 31/Nov. 1||No. 4 Seattle vs. No. 5 Portland|
MLS Standings: Eastern Conference
|Atlanta United FC||21||6||6||69|
|New York Red Bulls||21||7||5||68|
|New York City FC||15||10||8||53|
|Columbus Crew SC||13||11||9||48|
|New England Revolution||9||13||11||38|
|Orlando City SC||8||21||4||28|
MLS Standings: Western Conference
|Sporting Kansas City||17||8||8||59|
|Los Angeles Football Club||16||8||9||57|
|Seattle Sounders FC||17||11||5||56|
|Real Salt Lake||14||13||7||49|
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC||12||13||8||44|
|Minnesota United FC||11||19||3||36|
|San Jose Earthquakes||4||20||9||21|
Source: Heavy Sports