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Decision Day 2015: 4 Playoff Scenarios for the Revolution

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What's next for the 6th-seed Revs?

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Once primed for a first-round bye, the Revolution have limped through the final stages of the season, dropping all the way to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. To salvage its 2015 campaign, the club has some work to do—starting on Sunday, when the Revs visit Yankee Stadium for a showdown with NYCFC.

What's next for the Revs? We break down the playoff picture—and offer four playoff scenarios—heading into the final match of the season.

Eastern Conference Playoff Standings
# Club GP PTS W L D GD
1 x - New York Red Bulls 33 57 17 10 6 18
2 y- D.C. United 33 51 15 12 6 3
3 y - Columbus Crew SC 33 50 14 11 8 0
4 y- Toronto FC 33 49 15 14 4 1
5 y - Montreal Impact 33 48 14 13 6 3
6 New England Revolution 33 47 13 12 8 -1
7 z - Orlando City SC 33 44 12 13 8 -9

x - clinched top spot in conference, y - clinched playoff berth, z - not currently in playoffs

The Revs Can Clinch a Playoff Spot...

With a win or draw against NYCFC on Sunday. If the club loses to NYCFC, it can also clinch a playoff spot with an Orlando City draw or loss against Philadelphia (Sunday). If the Revs lose and Orlando City wins, the Revs can still clinch a playoff spot, as a long as Orlando City fails to make up a -8 goal differential.

4 Playoff Scenarios for the Revolution

With just four points separating the 6th-seed Revolution and 2nd-seed D.C. United, the Eastern Conference standings are sure to look a bit different come Monday morning. Here are four potential knockout-round scenarios for the Revs:

1. Revs Host Columbus

Method: Revs defeat NYCFC / Toronto defeats Montreal / D.C. United defeats Columbus (Revs win goal-differential tiebreaker with Columbus)

Final Standings: Revs finish 4th, Columbus finishes 5th

2. Revs Visit Columbus

Method: Revs defeat NYCFC / Montreal defeats Toronto / D.C. United draws with Columbus (Montreal wins "total wins" tiebreaker with Columbus)

Final Standings: Revs finish 5th, Columbus finishes 4th

3. Revs Visit Toronto

Method: Revs draw NYCFC / Toronto defeats Montreal / Columbus defeats D.C. United (Montreal wins "total wins" tiebreaker with Revs)

Final Standings: Revs finish 6th, Toronto finishes 3rd

4. Revs Visit D.C. United

Method: NYCFC defeats Revs / Montreal draws with Toronto / Columbus defeats D.C. United

Final Standings: Revs finish 6th, D.C. United finishes 3rd

For a complete list of playoff procedures, including tiebreaker rules, visit the MLSSoccer.com press page.