The end is on the horizon for Major League Soccer's seemingly never-ending regular season.* With about six weeks left and with most teams hovering around just seven games remaining, the final push for playoff position is in full swing.*began all the way back on March 10! Comparatively, baseball's regular season began 18 days after MLS and ends in September!
In the Eastern Conference, the race will come down to the wire almost assuredly. Sporting Kansas City holds a very narrow lead in the Eastern Conference - with very little margin for error.
There are seven teams within 11 points of Kansas City, with only Toronto FC officially eliminated from playoff contention.
Let's look at the current table (sorted by points), with the top five teams representing the playoff teams at the moments.1. Kansas City: 50 (7 games left)