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September 19, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Sounders can clinch playoff berth with win/tie in Vancouver

MLS Logo.jpgSounders FC did its part to clinch an MLS playoff berth last weekend by beating D.C. United, but didn’t get the help it needed around the league. The conditions are easier this week.

Win or tie in Vancouver on Saturday and Seattle will be in the 10-team postseason field. Here are the conditions in the latest update from MLS:

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF:

— Seattle defeats or ties host Vancouver on Saturday

Seattle Sounders FC can also clinch a berth with a loss IF:

— Two of the following occur: Houston ties or loses; Colorado loses, Portland loses

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Real Salt Lake can also clinch a playoff berth this weekend. Vancouver, New England and Toronto can all be eliminated.

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