Wizards in Playoff if…

Say what you will about curses, it is almost impossible for the Wizards to not make the playoffs after that great victory Saturday night. Using every bit of what I learned from logic in college I have come to the conclusion that the only way for the Wizards to not break the playoffs is if all four of the scenarios below came true.

We are out if

  1. Redbulls win on Thursday against Chicago by more than two goals (tie may do it as well)
  2. Real Salt Lake defeats Colorado on Saturday (tie may do it as well)
  3. DC United defeats Columbus Crew
  4. Wizards lose to New England

Simply though Wizards win they are in.

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4 Responses

  1. It’s about time you updated this site again. Does this mean it will be updated daily again?

  2. I don’t think this is quite right. I think the only way the Wizards fail to make the playoffs is if they lose, New York wins or ties and DC wins. If Kansas City is misplaced by only one of the Eastern Conference teams (if they tie, New York wins and DC does not win by at least three goals for example) they make the playoffs as a Western Conference team (behind either Real Salt Lake or Colorado depending on the outcome of their game).

  3. The West has NOTHING to do with the Wizards playoff chances. The winner of RSL-CO (or RSL in case of a draw) will take 3rd automatic spot in the West, the other will be eliminated (RSL because they lose the tie breakers to KC and NY, CO because they won’t have enough points). It won’t matter what NY wins by either. If they win, and the Wizards lose they finish with more points than KC so it doesn’t matter.

    Here’s how the playoffs break down thanks to a poster on bigsoccer.

    NYR loses; and
    …. KCW loses; and
    ……..DCU Loses…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU wins…………….East #4: DCU / West #4: KCW
    …. KCW draws; and
    ……..DCU loses……………East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU wins 3 goals….East #4: DCU / West #4: KCW
    …. KCW wins; and
    ……..DCU loses……………East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU wins…………….East #4: KCW / West #4: DCU

    NYR draws; and
    …. KCW loses; and
    ……..DCU Loses…………..East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU wins 2 goals…East #4: DCU / West #4: NYR
    …. KCW draws; and
    …….. DCU loses…………..East #4:KCW / West #4: NYR
    …….. DCU draws………….East #4:KCW / West #4: NYR
    …….. DCU wins 2 goals..East #4:KCW / West #4: DCU
    …. KCW wins; and
    …….. DCU loses…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    …….. DCU draws………….East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    …….. DCU wins 2 goals..East #4: KCW / West #4: DCU

    NYR wins; and
    …. KCW loses; and
    ……..DCU Loses…………..East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU wins…………….East #4: NYR / West #4: DCU
    …. KCW draws; and
    ……..DCU loses……………East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: NYR / West #4: KCW
    ……..DCU wins 3 goals….East #4: NYR / West #4: DCU
    …. KCW wins; and
    ……..DCU loses……………East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU draws…………..East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR
    ……..DCU wins…………….East #4: KCW / West #4: NYR

  4. Great to see some more posts from you Oz!

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