How the Timbers can clinch a spot in the Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs

A Timbers win over Houston secures a postseason spot; Check out all the scenarios

The Portland Timbers enter their MLS Decision Day 2023 showdown with Houston Dynamo FC at Providence Park Saturday (6pm PT, TICKETS, MLS Season Pass on Apple TV) with a chance to clinch a spot in the postseason. Currently in seventh place in the Western Conference (11-12-10, 43pts), Portland are still in control of their own destiny with a win guaranteeing them a spot. 

Here's all the scenarios:

The Portland Timbers can clinch Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs berth IF:

  • The Timbers WIN against Houston


  • The Timbers DRAW against Houston AND
  • The San Jose Earthquakes DRAW with Austin FC


  • The Timbers DRAW with Houston AND
  • FC Dallas DRAWS with LA Galaxy


  • San Jose LOSE to Austin FC


  • Dallas LOSE to LA Galaxy


  • Sporting Kansas City DRAWS with Minnesota United FC