Seattle Sounders play-off hopes are fading fast, needing a victory to keep alive their top seven aspirations.
Last time out, the Rave Green suffered a, possibly, season-ending 2-1 defeat at BC Place against Cascadia Cup rivals Vancouver Whitecaps.
Before this, Brian Schmetzer’s team had won back-to-back games for the first time since June but, having lost eight out of 11 before that, there is no margin for error.
So, the CONCACAF Champions League winners sit tenth, six points below the play-off places with this their game in hand.
Their final two regular season games are against Sporting Kansas City and San Jose Earthquakes, realistically needing to win all three to maintain their record of having never missed the play-offs.
Even that may not be enough.
FC Cincinnati meantime are in their own play-off battle over in the Eastern Conference.
The Orange and Blue are in terrific form, coming from a goal down to beat Real Salt Lake in their last outing, with Brenner bagging a brace.
The previous week, Cincinnati hammered San Jose 6-0 at TQL Stadium, meaning they’re unbeaten in ten.
Overall, Pat Noonan’s team have lost just one of 17 matches since 28 May, so sit sixth in the east.
Given that their last two are against Chicago Fire and D.C. United, two of the bottom three, Cincinnati have a great chance to feature in the post-season for the first time ever.
Who will claim a massive three points at Lumen Field?