KC is probably in even if somehow COL sweeps them. Better to beat COL on the road and be certain of a seed. If road and home results for team's hold to season form the standings should end this way or something close: SJ-48 Clb-39 Dal-46 LA-42 Col-42 Chi-38 KC-38 Met-36. OUT ---> NE-35 DC-30 That would put Met@SJ v COL@LA and KC@Clb v Chi@Dal. The good: *Those are pretty tasty matchups in every round. I'd like to see SJ and LA hook up in the semi's, if only to read Topper smack for 2 weeks. A repeat of a KC 1996 upset of Dallas would be great. *KC avoids SJ and LA, and would be paired with "weaker" East teams. *Seemingly a roadie at CLB is the easiest of the four. *Win one in Clb and then maybe another in Dallas and it's a ticket to the Cup. *Extra incentive to beat Clb in the USOC. Playoff preview and maybe the catalyst to a rivalry of sorts, something beyond Hunt ownership. The bad: *Clb kicked KC's collective all over in that 4-0 mail-in job weeks ago. *A trip to either CHI or DAL isn't the best of circumstances for KC. *At some point KC will have to find the guts to play D and finish in the same game over a month to get to a final.