Nashville SC is the favorite to claim first place in the East after Tuesday's win, but North Carolina could change that on Saturday night. | Photo courtesy Rob Kinnan / North Carolina FC
Thursday night’s draw between El Paso Locomotive FC and Austin Bold FC left each a point from the playoffs, but both sides could join Tuesday night victors Ottawa Fury FC and Wednesday night winner Real Monarchs SLC in the playoffs this weekend depending on how things play out elsewhere in the Western Conference.
With 38 games remaining in the regular season, here’s how the race for seeding – and the final six berths in this year’s bracket – is shaping up.
Eliminated: Rio Grande Valley FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Tacoma Defiance, Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Eliminated: Atlanta United 2, Charlotte Independence, Loudoun United FC, Bethlehem Steel FC, Hartford Athletic, Swope Park Rangers