MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs Scenarios for Week 22

Friday, Aug 19, 2022

This week, multiple scenarios can see MLS NEXT Pro teams clinch a playoff spot or be eliminated from contention. We broke them down by conference below.

Eastern Conference

Columbus Crew 2 logo

Columbus Crew 2

Can clinch the Central Division and a playoff spot with a win in regulation vs. Orlando City B

Chicago Fire FC II logo

Chicago Fire FC II

Can be eliminated from playoff contention with:

  • Loss in regulation vs. NYC II AND
  1. RNY FC win in regulation or shootout win

FC Cincinnati 2 logo

FC Cincinnati 2

Can be eliminated from playoff contention with:

  • Loss in regulation, shootout win, or shootout loss vs. Toronto FC II
  • FCC2 win in regulation, AND two of the following five scenarios occur:
  • NYC II win in regulation, shootout win or shootout loss
  • RNY FC win in regulation, shootout win or shootout loss
  • Inter Miami II win in regulation or shootout win
  • Revolution II win in regulation or shootout win
  • Union II win in regulation

Western Conference

Tacoma Defiance logo

Tacoma Defiance

Can clinch the Pacific Division and a spot in the playoffs with:

  • a win in regulation vs. Sporting KC II AND
  • Quakes II loss in regulation, shootout loss, or shootout win
  • a shootout win vs. Sporting KC II AND
  • Quakes II loss in regulation or shootout loss
  • a shootout loss vs. Sporting KC II AND
  • Quakes II loss in regulation

St Louis CITY2 logo

St Louis CITY2

Can clinch playoff spot with:

  • a win in regulation vs. Quakes II AND
  • MNUFC2 loss in regulation, shootout loss, or shootout win

Sporting KC II logo

Sporting KC II

Can be eliminated from playoff contention if:

  • North Texas SC win in regulation, shootout win, or shootout loss vs. Rapids 2
  • or Sporting KC II loss in regulation or shootout loss vs. Tacoma

Colorado Rapids 2 logo

Colorado Rapids 2

Can be eliminated from playoff contention with:

  • loss in regulation, shootout loss, or shootout win vs. North Texas SC

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