The very last game of the MLS regular season is when Columbus hosts Chicago. Consider this possible scenario: San Jose has clinched the Supporters Sheild. The Fire has clinched the division title, and Metros have second sewn up. DC has one more point than NE; NE has one more than Columbus. Columbus wins their game against New England this weekend, winning the head to head tie-breaker. With the Supporters Sheild and division title settled, the game on the 25th would determine our postseason opponent and nothing else. Dig: If we win, we'd face New England in the quarters. If we lose, we'd face DC United in the quarters. If we tie, we'd face Columbus in the quarters. Wierd, eh? Considering that Nick Rimando just tore his ACL. Chicago might be better off playing United than either of the other options in the Home and Home series. So here's a scenario where an intentional loss in their final game could benefit the team in the post season. Thoughts? Of course, if New England beats the Crew on the 28th, this set-up would be a little less interesting, since a tie would have us facing NE. But losing would still screw the Revs, which would be fun.