Late MLS Roundup: Real Salt Lake clinches playoff berth; Break up the Goats!


The late MLS matches still provided plenty of drama, and just four playoff spots remain after Real Salt Lake and New England clinched spots.

Chivas USA 2-1 Colorado
Up the Goats!! For the first time in months, Chivas USA does not hold the Western Conference’s worst record. Second-half goals from Kristopher Tyrpak and Felix Borja launched the Goats ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes on this goal.

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Yep. That means Colorado, which last won July 25, is battling to avoid the West’s wordst record just one season after making the playoffs under Oscar Pareja. His FC Dallas team can clinch a playoff berth with a win over L.A. on Sunday.

Real Salt Lake 2-0 San Jose
Ned Grabavoy and Sebastian Velasquez netted in the 24th and 28th minutes, respectively, to clinch Real Salt Lake’s berth in the 2014 postseason. RSL led in every important category outside of saves, outshooting the Quakes 20-9 (9-1 on frame).