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Several playoff paths open to Sounders

The Sounders have one nice simple path to the playoffs: Win on Saturday at Kansas City. (Here's my story from today's paper.)

However, there other paths to the postseason are available to the Sounders, even with a loss or a draw this weekend. And MLS was kind enough to provide them, thereby preventing my head from exploding. Here they are:

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch playoff spot IF

· Seattle defeats Kansas City Seattle Sounders FC will clinch playoff spot IF

· Seattle ties Kansas City AND

o D.C. United fails to win vs. Columbus AND

o FC Dallas fails to win vs. Colorado AND EITHER:

§ RSL fails to win vs. New York Wednesday AND Toronto fails to win vs. RSL OR

§ Toronto and RSL tie on Saturday

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch playoff spot IF

Seattle loses to Kansas City AND

o D.C. United fails to win vs. Columbus AND

o FC Dallas fails to win vs. Colorado AND EITHER

o RSL loses to New York AND TOR fails to win vs. RSL OR

§ RSL and New York tie AND Toronto and RSL tie

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