MLS Playoffs 2018: Standings, Schedule, Teams & Matchups

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.

Eastern Conference

DATE MATCHUP
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

Western Conference

DATE TEAMS
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

TEAM W L T PTS
Atlanta United FC 21 6 6 69
New York Red Bulls 21 7 5 68
New York City FC 15 10 8 53
Philadelphia Union 15 13 5 50
D.C. United 14 11 8 50
Columbus Crew SC 13 11 9 48
Montreal Impact 14 15 4 46
New England Revolution 9 13 11 38
Toronto FC 9 18 6 33
Chicago Fire 8 18 7 31
Orlando City SC 8 21 4 28

MLS Standings: Western Conference

TEAM W L T PTS
Sporting Kansas City 17 8 8 59
Los Angeles Football Club 16 8 9 57
FC Dallas 16 8 9 57
Seattle Sounders FC 17 11 5 56
Portland Timbers 15 9 9 54
Real Salt Lake 14 13 7 49
LA Galaxy 13 11 9 48
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 12 13 8 44
Minnesota United FC 11 19 3 36
Houston Dynamo 9 16 8 35
Colorado Rapids 7 19 7 28
San Jose Earthquakes 4 20 9 21

Source: Heavy Sports