A quick trip to MLS Statistics reveals that SJ, LA, Dallas, and Colorado already have playoff spots. KC has 35 points We have 35 points Chicago has 34 points MetroStars have 32 points Where it's gonna hurt us (as i've pointed out before) are the games at Colorado (loss) and home against New England (tie). If we had won both those games, we would have 40 points compared to Chicago's 34. By this point, we know who's going and who's staying. The whole west conference is in, and Columbus, Chicago and MetroStars join them. The only remaining question is who grabs the automatic 2nd seed? Metros play on Thursday at Dallas (8 PM espn2). A metros win will have the Crew bumped way down by 10 PM Saturday night. 1) We're better than the standings indicate. Playing Busch at Colorado would have been a win. 2) The game at San Jose is monumental. A loss or tie will really hurt. Greg's been telling the boys that just getting in the playoffs isn't enough. Home field advantage is.