Playoff Scenarios: Atlanta United can clinch a Playoff spot this Wednesday at D.C. United


The 5-Stripes could clinch a Playoff spot with four matches left to play in the MLS Regular Season if the team beat D.C., and some other results go their way. Matchday 32 consists of 14 matches starting Wednesday at 7:30 pm ET, five of which have direct implications on Atlanta United's chances of making the 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs tonight.

Atlanta United is guaranteed a Playoff spot if all the following results happen:

Result needed
DC vs ATL (7:30 pm)
Atlanta United win
CLT vs PHI (7:30 pm)
Draw or Philadelphia Union win 
CLB vs CHI (7:30 pm)
Draw or Columbus Crew win
NY vs ATX (7:30 pm)
Draw or Austin FC win

The MLS Regular Season ends with Decision Day on Saturday, October 21, when Atlanta United visits FC Cincinnati, which currently seats at the top of the Eastern Conference standings and is the only team already qualified for the post-season.

The 2023 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs are expected to begin Wednesday, October 25. Back in February, MLS announced its new Playoff format for 2023 which includes a Wild Card match in each conference followed by the Round 1, which now includes a Best-of-3 series.

'History of Atlanta Soccer' podcast

'History of Atlanta Soccer' podcast

"The History of Atlanta Soccer" presented by Piedmont is a new audio series from Atlanta United that tracks the growth of soccer in the city, from the turn of the century to organized teams like the Atlanta Chiefs, Silverbacks and Atlanta United.