As reported on Sunday evening, the Galaxy ended up with a scoreless tie at the StubHub Center with the Earthquakes. The tie was enough for the LA Galaxy to clinch playoffs while San Jose is practically out.
According to the article, the Earthquakes need a mathematical miracle to clinch the Western Conference MLS playoffs in the last game of the season set to end by next weekend.
San Jose practically needs to win with 12 goals against FC Dallas, while Colorado needs to lose by six goals in Vancouver in order to clinch the playoffs next weekend. Good luck San Jose!
As for the Galaxy, the team is out of the race for the Supporters’ Shield, trophy given to the team with the best season record—in most other countries this would define the champion as playoffs do not usually exists.
However, the LA Galaxy could still have a chance to take first in the Western Conference. This could only happen if the Galaxy wins the last game against Seattle, and the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake lose their last weekend season game next weekend.
Both Real Salt Lake and the Timbers face Chivas USA for their last season game. Salt Lake plays their last game on Wednesday, while Portland takes on the Angeleno team on the weekend.
With a little help from Chivas USA, the LA Galaxy could take first place in the Western Conference and have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.