Playoff scenarios

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FC Buffalo’s 2-1 loss to Rochester River Dogz FC stopped the club from keeping pace with Indy Eleven NPSL for the second Great Lakes East Division playoff spot, but FCB still holds control of its postseason fate.

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The Wolves will clinch a playoff spot by winning their final two games, Saturday at Erie and Friday, July 8 against Indy Eleven NPSL (Buy tickets here), or by earning three more points than Indy over both teams’ final games and maintaining their lead in goal differential.

The tiebreakers are as follows:

(a) Head to head results (The two teams drew 3-3 in Indy last week).
(b) Goal difference in the head to head results.
(c) Most wins in conference competition.
(d) Goal difference in conference competition.
(e) Fewest losses in conference competition.
(f) Coin toss.

— FCB holds the tiebreaker over Cleveland by virtue of 3-2 in goal difference after splitting the season series to the tune of a 2-0 loss and a 3-0 win.

— FCB would hold the tiebreaker over Indy Eleven NPSL by beating them on July 8, thus taking four of six points from the season series.

— Indy and Cleveland would go to goal difference in conference competition given a tie after the teams split the season series 1-0 and 2-1.

Remaining schedule

Cleveland: 7/2 vs. Rochester, 7/8 vs. Erie
 6/29 at FC Indiana, 7/8 at Buffalo 
7/2 at Erie, 7/8 vs. Indy Eleven NPSL

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