The Rochester Rhinos clinched their 21st playoff berth in 22 years when they defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-0 on the road last Saturday, and further solidified their position in the East with a 1-0 victory over Bethlehem Steel FC on Tuesday night. The win moved them up to 4th place with one match left in the 2017 regular season.
The Rhinos are home to face New York Red Bulls II this Saturday at 6:05PM for Hall of Fame Night, as we induct the 2017 Rhinos Hall of Fame class. It's also GoGreen Night presented by SunCommon.
The Rhinos will earn the right to host a playoff match if they finish in the top-4. So, let’s take a look at all of the various playoff scenarios.
The Rhinos are directly affected by the outcome between the 3rd-placed Charleston Battery vs. 5th-placed Charlotte Independence.
2. Tampa Bay - 53 points
3. Charleston - 51 points
4. Rochester - 50 points
5. Charlotte - 48 points
The Rhinos would not win any tiebreakers.
Rhinos win AND Charleston loss/draw
Rhinos win AND Charleston win
Rhinos loss/draw AND Charleston win/draw
Rhinos loss AND Charleston loss