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RBNY Playoff Reset: Week 29

The Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot, now it's time for the Shield.

Lloyd Sam can't believe they are in the playoffs.
Lloyd Sam can't believe they are in the playoffs.
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It took until until halftime of their Sunday match against the Portland Timbers, but the New York Red Bulls clinched a playoff spot in Week 28 of the MLS season. The team will finish no lower than 6th in the Eastern Conference, so there is still work to do to grab the top of the Conference and the Supporters' Shield.

Below are the current standings with each team's maximum point and projected points. For a reminder, here's how they are calculated:

  • Maximum Points = Current Points + (Remaining Games x 3)
  • Projected Points = Current Points + (Current Home Points Per Game [PPG] x Home Games Left) + (Current Away PPG x Away Games Left)

You can see the full set of data on our Google Sheets file.

Eastern Conference

# Club PTS Max Pts Proj Pts
1 New York Red Bulls 48 66 59
2 Columbus Crew SC 47 59 53
3 New England Revolution 46 58 52
4 D.C. United 45 57 51
5 Toronto FC 40 55 48
6 Montreal Impact 36 57 44
7 Orlando City SC 35 47 39
8 New York City FC 34 46 37
9 Philadelphia Union 33 45 36
10 Chicago Fire 27 42 31

Supporters' Shield

# Club PTS Max Pts Proj Pts
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 48 63 56
2 New York Red Bulls 48 66 59
3 FC Dallas 47 65 57
4 LA Galaxy 47 59 53
5 Columbus Crew SC 47 59 53
6 New England Revolution 46 58 52
7 Seattle Sounders FC 45 57 51
8 D.C. United 45 57 51
9 Sporting Kansas City 44 62 53
10 Portland Timbers 41 56 47
11 Toronto FC 40 55 48
12 San Jose Earthquakes 40 52 45
13 Real Salt Lake 38 53 43
14 Montreal Impact 36 57 44
15 Houston Dynamo 35 50 41
16 Orlando City SC 35 47 39
17 New York City FC 34 46 37
18 Colorado Rapids 34 49 39
19 Philadelphia Union 33 45 36
20 Chicago Fire 27 42 31

Games to Watch

9/26 - Columbus vs Portland - Portland can do the Red Bulls a favor by keeping the Crew from keeping pace in the Eastern Conference.

9/26 - New England vs Philadelphia - Philly is all but officially eliminated from the playoffs. The best they can do is play spoiler for New England to keep them off the top.

9/26 - Vancouver vs New York City - I would never hope for a win from NYC, but they can help the Red Bulls in the Shield race by knocking off Vancouver.

9/27 - Los Angeles vs Dallas - Both teams are near the top of the Shield race, so a draw is the best result.

Red Bulls Matches This Week

9/25 - Red Bulls vs Orlando City