Sporting KC got the results that they wanted out of the games on Wednesday. Hopefully that string continues tonight when there are two more MLS games. One has more importance on KC's standing than the other but they both still have some significance to KC's potential playoff seeding.
Colorado vs Real Salt Lake
What we want to happen: RSL win.
KC can technically still catch RSL on points, but with RSL currently in the 3rd West spot, it's not that big of a deal for KC. Should KC fall into a wild card spot they'll likely end up competing with the Rapids, who they are currently tied with points with at 45. So the Rapids not picking up points can help KC's potential seeding if they should stumble and fall out of the top 3 in the East.
Portland vs Houston
What we want to happen: Tie
Arguments on this game could easily go with any of the 3 potential results. A Portland loss would make it harder for them to catch KC for a playoff spot with them only having 2 games left and 5 points back of KC. But that would also push Houston up past KC and into second place in the Eastern Conference, knocking KC to 3rd. A Houston loss would give KC some potential breathing room on the Dynamo, but would allow Portland to creep closer to KC's point total and again if KC stumbles out of a top 3 spot that could be trouble. So I'm going with the draw, it doesn't really allow either team to gain too much ground. It's also still fulfills the second domino that could see KC clinch a top 3 spot this weekend with a win over New York.