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The 2007 MLS Cup Playoffs was the postseason to Major League Soccer's 2007 season, and it concluded with MLS Cup 2007 on November 18, 2007 at Robert F.marker Kennedy Memorial Stadiummarker in Washington, D.C.marker. The Houston Dynamo were victorious for the second season in a row, defeating the New England Revolution in the Final, also for the second year in a row.

Format

At season's end, the top two teams of each conference will make the playoffs; in addition, the next four highest point totals, regardless of conference, will also be in the playoffs. In the first round of this knockout tournament, aggregate goals over two matches determine the winners; the Conference Championships are one match each, with the winner of each conference advancing to MLS Cup. In all rounds, draws will be broken with two 15-minute periods of extra time, followed by penalty kicks if necessary. The away goals rule is not used.

Standings

Conference standings

Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
Eastern Conference
1 D.C. United 55 30 16 7 7 56 34 22
2 New England Revolution 50 30 14 8 8 51 43 8
3 New York Red Bulls 43 30 12 11 7 47 45 2
4 Chicago Fire 40 30 10 10 10 31 36 -5
5 Kansas City Wizards 40 30 11 12 7 45 45 0
6 Columbus Crew 37 30 9 11 10 39 44 -5
7 Toronto FC1 25 30 6 17 7 25 49 -24
Western Conference
1 Chivas USA 53 30 15 7 8 46 28 18
2 Houston Dynamo 52 30 15 8 7 43 23 20
3 FC Dallas 44 30 13 12 5 37 44 -7
4 Colorado Rapids 35 30 9 13 8 29 34 -5
5 Los Angeles Galaxy 34 30 9 14 7 38 48 -10
6 Real Salt Lake 27 30 6 15 9 31 45 -14


2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2008 U.S. Open Cup
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card)
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, 2008 U.S. Open Cup
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs (Wild Card), 2008 U.S. Open Cup


  • - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, as it is a Canadian-based team.
    If they had qualified for an automatic berth into the U.S.

    Open Cup, the next highest placed team in the Eastern Conference not already qualified would have qualified.


Overall standings

Club Pts GP W L T GF GA GD
1 D.C. United (E1) 55 30 16 7 7 56 34 22
2 Chivas USA (W1) 53 30 15 7 8 46 28 18
3 Houston Dynamo3 (W2) 52 30 15 8 7 43 23 20
4 New England Revolution3 (E2) 50 30 14 8 8 51 43 8
5 FC Dallas 44 30 13 12 5 37 44 -7
6 New York Red Bulls 43 30 12 11 7 47 45 2
7 Chicago Fire 40 30 10 10 10 31 36 -5
8 Kansas City Wizards 40 30 11 12 7 45 45 0
9 Columbus Crew 37 30 9 11 10 39 44 -5
10 Colorado Rapids 35 30 9 13 8 29 34 -5
11 Los Angeles Galaxy 34 30 9 14 7 38 48 -10
12 Real Salt Lake 27 30 6 15 9 31 45 -14
13 Toronto FC2 25 30 6 17 7 25 49 -24


MLS Supporters' Shield, 2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, CONCACAF Champions' Cup 2008, SuperLiga 2008, CONCACAF Champions League 2008-093
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, SuperLiga 2008, CONCACAF Champions League 2008–09
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs, SuperLiga 2008
2007 MLS Cup Playoffs


  • - Toronto FC cannot qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS. Rather, they can qualify through the Canadian Championship.
    If they had qualified for the Champions League through MLS, then the highest placed team not already qualified would have qualified.


  • - Additional Champions League berths were awarded to the winner (Houston) and runner-up (New England) of MLS Cup 2007.
    The winner of the 2007 U.S.

    Open Cup (New England) also qualified.
    Because New England qualified twice, an additional berth was awarded to the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield runner-up (Chivas USA).



Bracket

1 The Kansas City Wizards earned the eighth and final playoff berth, despite finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference. They represent the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoff bracket, as only three teams in the Western Conference qualified for the playoffs.

Conference Semifinals

First leg










Second leg










Conference Finals




Final

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