Tampa Bay could use a win to have hopes of reaching the No. 2 seed, but El Paso is really in a desperate situation heading into its season finale. Anything short of a victory really stacks the odds against Locomotive FC, but a win at Al Lang Stadium won’t be easy. If El Paso manages it and New Mexico loses later in the evening to LA Galaxy II, El Paso will clinch a playoff berth.
Birmingham can assure itself a home playoff game with a victory over the Indy Eleven in its regular season finale on Wednesday night. If Legion FC drops points, it’ll have to sweat out Saturday results to learn where its Eastern Conference Quarterfinal will be played. Pittsburgh, Detroit and Miami will be watching this match closely.
Monterey Bay F.C. must win this game to keep its extremely slim postseason hopes alive. The current playoff cutoff is 46 points. Monterey Bay can reach 46 points by winning out, but it would still need a ton of help.
El Paso’s match against Tampa Bay will be reaching its final minutes when New Mexico kicks this match off. If El Paso is losing, New Mexico will know it can clinch a playoff berth with a win.
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