I’m terrible at math, but here’s what tonight’s scoreless draw between Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders means for the Galaxy in the MLS standings by my calculation: if the fourth-place Galaxy win their final two games they will finish no lower than third in the Western Conference with 56 points (they hold the tiebreaker over Seattle, which is goals scored). Third-place Seattle has just one regular season game left.
However, if Real Salt Lake loses in their final game of the season Oct. 27 against the fifth-place Vancouver Whitecaps at home (unlikely, I know) the Galaxy could overhaul them for second because of goals scored (currently 56-46 Galaxy).
But, the Galaxy have to beat the MLS-leading Earthquakes in San Jose Sunday (hmmm) and the Sounders in the final game of the season at Home Depot Center.
Can they do it?