Portland has one final chance to open the door for defending its MLS Cup from last season. To make it happen, the Timbers will have to do something they haven't done all season: win on the road. Portland (12-13-8) needs a win over Vancouver on Sunday to move above the red line and clinch a playoff berth for the second consecutive season.
The 2016 Major League Soccer season will finish on Oct. 23, 2016. Twelve teams will advance to the playoffs, six from each conference. Click here for the latest standings. Western Conference clubs that have clinched a playoff berth: FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy Eastern Conference clubs who have clinched a playoff berth: New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC, New York City FC, Montreal Impact, D.C. United Eliminated from contention: Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew SC, Orlando City, Houston Dynamo, San Jose Earthquakes, Vancouver Whitecaps. How teams can clinch a playoff berth: Seattle Sounders: Win vs. Real Salt Lake OR loss/draw by Sporting KC or Portland. Sporting Kansas City: Win vs. San Jose