Playoff Scenarios graphic 2019

Decision Day to determine Revs’ seed, opponent in Round 1 of MLS Cup Playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the first time in four years the New England Revolution will be part of the postseason picture, as they secured their place in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs last weekend. That is, without question, the most important piece of the entire equation.

But the matters of who, when, and where are yet to be determined, and Decision Day presented by AT&T this upcoming Sunday will reveal the Revolution’s opponent in Round 1 of the postseason.

Here’s what we know for sure:

  • The Revs will finish in either 6th or 7th place in the Eastern Conference
  • The Revs will visit either Atlanta United FC or the Philadelphia Union in Round 1 of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs on either October 19 or 20

From there, everything gets a bit tricky, and it all depends on what happens in a trio of matches on Sunday: New England at Atlanta, New York City FC at Philadelphia, and Columbus at Toronto.

All of the permutations are laid out in this helpful graphic, but here’s a further explanation to help serve as your guide during all of Sunday’s Decision Day action.

If the Revs lose to Atlanta United …

  • Revs will finish 7th in the Eastern Conference
  • Revs will visit No. 2 seed Atlanta in Round 1 of the playoffs

If the Revs draw with Atlanta United …

  • Revs will finish 7th in the Eastern Conference
  • Revs will visit No. 2 seed Atlanta in Round 1 of the playoffs IF
    • Philadelphia lose or draw vs. NYCFC
  • Revs will visit No. 2 seed Philadelphia in Round 1 of the playoffs IF
    • Philadelphia win vs. NYCFC

If the Revs beat Atlanta United …

  • Revs will finish 6th in the Eastern Conference IF
    • Toronto FC lose vs. Columbus
      • Revs will visit No. 3 seed Atlanta IF
        • Philadelphia win or draw vs. NYCFC
      • Revs will visit No. 3 seed Philadelphia IF
        • Philadelphia lose vs. NYCFC
  • Revs will finish 7th in the Eastern Conference IF
    • Toronto FC win or draw vs. Columbus
      • Revs will visit No. 2 seed Philadelphia IF
        • Philadelphia win or draw vs. NYCFC
      • Revs will visit No. 2 seed Atlanta IF
        • Philadelphia lose vs. NYCFC
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