Sunday, October 23, 2016

What We Want to Happen Today 10/23

It's Decision Day in MLS, all games today kick off at 3pm Central time as MLS embraces the final day excitement. For Sporting KC there are really only two other games that matter to them in today's contests, Salt Lake at Seattle and Portland at Vancouver. Depending on how Sporting KC's game is going what KC fans want to happen in one of those games will likely change.

Salt Lake at Seattle
What we want to happen - draw

A draw combined with a KC win will see Sporting KC jump over both teams and into fourth place in the Western Conference, giving them a home playoff game for the first time since 2013.

Portland at Vancouver
What we want to happen - depends on how KC is doing.

This is where things get a little complicated depending on how Kansas City is doing in their game and what other teams you want to make the playoffs. The simplest way to answer this question is to say we want Portland to lose, preferably by a large margin to give Kansas City some cushion in case they lose to San Jose. On the other hand though Portland could leapfrog over Seattle if the Sounders draw with RSL. That would see the Sounders, arguably the hottest team in all of MLS since August out of the playoffs, something that would probably suit Kansas City just fine. So if KC is winning comfortably against the Earthquakes, rooting for a one goal Portland win isn't something to be ashamed of.

For a full look at how other results today affect Kansas City, I direct you back to my post from Monday.

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