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Playoff Odds and Magic Numbers for D.C. United to return to the MLS playoffs

Can D.C. United continue to take advantage of its favorable schedule to force a return to the playoffs for the first time in five years? We hope so. And this analysis says they will.

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Which Team Would You Prefer To Face D.C. United?

Do we want the MLS Playoffs feature a rematch of this Saturday's game between D.C. United and the Chicago Fire? Or would we prefer a matchup against the Houston Dynamo or New York Red Bulls?

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Playoff Scenarios For D.C. United

All five teams in the Eastern Conference may have already clinched their spots in the playoffs, but the seeding has not yet been decided. D.C. United could finish anywhere between first and fourth.

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United Clinches 4th Place With A Win Tonight

Its been well-reported that a tie against the Crew would clinch a playoff spot for D.C. United. But there's more to it than that. Plenty is riding on tonight's game.

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D.C. United Has 98% Chance Of Making MLS Playoffs

So you mean to tell me that United could lose both of its final two matches and STILL have more than an 80% chance of making the playoffs? Let's take a look at the numbers.

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United Can Clinch Playoffs With Just 1 More Point

United was just a few minutes away from qualifying for the MLS playoffs yesterday, but a late goal from Eddie Gaven kept the Crew alive. Now D.C. needs at least one more point with two games remaining.

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D.C. United's Magic Number Is Down To 3

With just two games remaining in the 2012 season, D.C. United needs to collect three more points, or get some help from their opponents dropping three points.

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2 Matches, 4 Points, Playoffs. That's all it takes

With three matches remaining in the 2012 MLS season, United will be returning to the playoffs if the team can earn seven more points, or get some help from the opponents of the Columbus Crew

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Playoff Odds and Magic Numbers

With only four matches left in the regular season, D.C. United is sitting in a good spot. A win against Portland would make these final few games even better.

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