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Sounders can clinch playoff spot this weekend

The Los Angeles Galaxy clinched a playoff spot with its win over Colorado last week.

According to MLS, the Sounders can join them this weekend ... but they'll need help.

Here's what needs to happen:

Seattle Sounders FC will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs IF:

· Seattle defeats D.C. United AND

o Portland loses to New England AND

o Houston loses to either Columbus OR San Jose this week

No team can be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention based on results from games in the coming week.