The race is on these last two weeks! First off, a reminder of USL's standings tiebreaker rules: Standings tiebreakers The breaking of ties in the final league standings, playoffs and finals is accomplished by applying the following criteria, listed in order of importance: The following two guidelines will be followed during the implementation of USL tiebreakers for all ties involving three or more teams: 1) The tiebreaker will determine the winner first. 2) The tiebreaker will continue to be followed in order to determine the ranking of the remaining teams without restarting from the beginning. 1) Head-to-head record based on total points in League games.* 2) Total wins in League games 3) Goal difference in League games. 4) Goals scored in League games. 5) Total points within smallest grouping. If number of games is unequal, then point percentage will be used. 6) Ranking based on points earned against top four group finishers. This tiebreaker will not be used if four or less teams comprise the group. If number of games is unequal, then point percentage applies. 7) Point percentage outside/smallest division or conference in League games 8) Total points in all regular season and Open Cup Qualifying games combined. If number of games is unequal, then point percentage applies. 9) FIFA Fair Play – Team with fewest disciplinary points in League games. (If number of games is unequal, points will be divided by games played to arrive at a common basis for comparison.) 10) Lottery conducted by USL at League office. League games: refers solely to games that count towards the regular season standings. Open Cup qualifying specific games are NOT “League games” when it comes to determining placement in the League standings. (When utilizing these criteria to determine tiebreakers for Open Cup groups, “League games” should be interpreted as all games that count toward the Open Cup group standings.) * Should more than two teams involved have played each other an UNEQUAL number of times, this tiebreaker will be skipped. Group: term used to describe the primary unit in which a team competes (i.e. PDL – Southwest Division) Point Percentage: number of total points earned / maximum possible points (3 per game) ******** The following teams are still eligible for the Commissioner's Cup, and the right to home field throughout the playoffs (Points, Games): Orlando City (42, 21) Wilmington Hammerheads (39, 21) Rochester Rhinos (37, 21) Richmond Kickers (33, 20) Harrisburg City Islanders (33, 21) Orlando City has the H2H tiebreaker against both Wilmington (1-0-1 W-L-D) and Rochester (1-0-1). Harrisburg is still undecided since that is our season finale. Orlando City and Richmond are drawn H2H, but Orlando City has the advantage on goal differential (+14 to +9 currently). The concept of magic number for soccer depends on points, the combination of points won by the team at advantage, and points lost by those chasing. With that in mind, Orlando City has a magic number (before tiebreakers) of 7 against Wilmington, 5 against Rochester, 4 against Richmond and 1 against Harrisburg.