Both teams dropped points last week, leaving San Antonio unable to clinch the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed with a victory tonight over Colorado Springs. A win would extend SAFC’s lead over San Diego Loyal SC to 12 points with four games to go and put San Antonio on the brink of home field advantage throughout the playoffs in the West. Meanwhile, Colorado Springs is just two points ahead of Sacramento Republic FC in third place, but Sacramento has a game in hand. A Colorado Springs defeat tonight would open the door for Sacramento to leap into third.
New York is eliminated from playoff contention at the bottom of the table, but Detroit City FC has a lot to play for. A win would lift Le Rouge into a tie on points for fifth place in the East with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC and within two points of fourth place. The top four teams are guaranteed at least one game in the postseason. Detroit has won each of its last three road matches and will hope for more of that same success.
Monterey Bay had won three games in a row and is making a major push to qualify for the playoffs in its inaugural season. Frank Yallop’s team is below the current playoff line with games in hand, but a win would move them above both Oakland Roots SC and Rio Grande Valley FC and into the playoff field. On the other hand, Phoenix is just about out of chances to make a late run to the postseason following a 3-0 defeat in San Diego over the weekend. Rising FC isn’t mathematically eliminated yet, but a loss to Monterey Bay would be tough to overcome.
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