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Borussia Monchengladbach
VfB Stuttgart
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PSV Eindhoven
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Cerro Porteño
Independiente Medellín
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MLS Forecaster: Knockout round projections

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MLS Forecaster: 2016 Playoff projections

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MLS Forecaster: Knockout round projections

With the MLS Cup Playoffs field set, Alejandro Moreno and Brian Dunseth analyse the fixtures in the knockout round.

Sunday's Decision Day saw the final four postseason spots claimed and the seedings finalized for the MLS Cup playoffs. The matchups are set for the midweek knockout round, and ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is ready as well, with projection for each round of the playoffs.

As always, SPI projects matchups based on its regression-based algorithm that is designed to be forward-looking. Here's what it sees:

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Sporting Kansas City's Brad Davis to retire from MLS after 15-year career

Sporting Kansas City captain Roger Espinoza talks about the side's confidence going into their final regular season match.
Brad Davis
Brad Davis is fourth on MLS' regular season assists list with 123.

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Brad Davis will retire at season's end, the 15-year MLS veteran announced on Sunday.

Davis, 34, won two MLS Cups, a Supporters' Shield and was named an All-Star six times over his distinguished career with the New York MetroStars, FC Dallas, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo and SKC.

The 17-time United States international has played 392 games thus far, and is fourth on MLS' all-time regular season assist list with 123.

"I can't believe that the last 15 years have...

MLS Forecaster: 2016 Playoff projections

Can FC Dallas hang on to win the Supporters' Shield without Mauro Diaz?

Sunday is Decision Day in Major League Soccer, as the final 10 games of the regular season kick off simultaneously at 4 p.m. ET.

A major trophy is at stake, as is a knockout-round bye in the East, and four playoff spots are not yet determined, setting the proverbial stage for plenty of final-day drama.

Here's what remains up for grabs, the scenarios for various clinchings and the likelihood of each event happening, courtesy of ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI):


Rolando Blackburn goal helps Saprissa knock Portland Timbers out of CCL

Rolando Blackburn
Saprissa Rolando Blackburn celebrates after opening the scoring on Wednesday night.

Deportivo Saprissa knocked the Portland Timbers out of the CONCACAF Champions League with a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night at Providence Park.

Saprissa forward Rolando Blackburn stunned the hosts by opening the scoring with a header in the 25th minute.

Jack McInerney levelled the scores 10 minutes after half-time, but it was too little, too late for the Timbers who required all three points to qualify for the quarterfinals.

In the evening's other matches, Sporting Kansas City got their first and...

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Red Bulls move into first place in East as Rapids, Galaxy clinch playoff spots

Goals on either side of halftime helped New York turn the tide against Philadelphia in a crucial 3-2 win over their rivals.

Dax McCarty had two assists before scoring the game-winning goal to help the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union 3-2 and move into first place in the Eastern Conference on Saturday night.

The Red Bulls moved above New York City FC on goal difference while also jumping above Toronto FC with two games remaining.

After Fabian Herbers opened the scoring for the Union in the 15th minute, Sacha Kljestan one-timed Felipe's cross to tie it just before halftime.

McCarty's long pass over the...