It’s Decision Day and, as always, the stakes are high for a handful of teams and players.
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In the Western Conference, the San Jose Earthquakes travel to Providence Park to take on a Brian Fernandez and Diego Valeri-less Portland Timbers. A win for either side earns them a ticket into MLS Cup playoffs.
Over in Texas, FC Dallas, too, control their own destiny. If Luchi Gonzalez and company earn a win against a struggling Sporting Kansas City, they’ll clinch their way into MLS’ big party.
The Golden Boot is for the taking, with only a goal separating Carlos Vela and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Vela and LAFC host the Colorado Rapids led by Tim Howard, who plays his final game of an illustrious career. Zlatan and LA Galaxy travel to Houston to take on the Dynamo, who say goodbye to their captain, DaMarcus Beasley.
Decision Day’s full schedule
FC Dalla v. Sporting Kansas City — 4 p.m. ET
LAFC v. Colorado Rapids — 4 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers v. San Jose Earthquakes — 4 p.m. ET
Orlando City v. Chicago Fire — 4 p.m. ET
Vancouver Whitecaps v. Real Salt Lake — 4 p.m. ET
D.C. United v. FC Cincinatti — 4 p.m. ET
Montreal Impact v. NY Red Bulls — 4 p.m. ET
Toronto FC v. Columbus Crew — 4 p.m. ET
Seattle Sounders v. Minnesota United — 4 p.m. ET
Houston Dynamo v. LA Galaxy — 4 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Union v. NYCFC — 4 p.m. ET
Atlanta United v. New England Revolution — 4 p.m. ET