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Legion clinch third straight playoff berth, league-leading fifth overall
Jonny Richardson - June 10, 2024
Legion clinch third straight playoff berth, league-leading fifth overall - Everything San Diego

With the Utah Warriors’ Sunday night loss against the Seattle Seawolves, the San Diego Legion clinched their third consecutive playoff berth.

It’s their league-lead-tying fifth playoff berth in club history, tied with two-time champion Seattle. They both made the playoffs in 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023 and now 2024. Neither made it in the 2021 season, the only playoff year either team did not make it.

The Legion (9-4, 45 points) place third in the MLR Western Conference with three matches remaining this season, trailing Seattle (10-3, 50 points) by five points for second place and the Houston SaberCats (12-1, 57 points) by 12 points for first in the West.

Two of the Legion’s three remaining matches come at home against the two teams ahead of them in the Western Conference, the first-place SaberCats (Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m.) and the second-place Seawolves (Saturday, June 29, 7 p.m.). Their other match sees them visit the Chicago Hounds (Monday, June 17, 5 p.m.).

The four most recent expansion clubs are the only four teams in MLR history to not clinch a playoff berth. The oldest two of those four – the Chicago Hounds and Dallas Jackals – are both seven points (essentially two wins or fifth-place losses) away from clinching their first.

The MLR quarterfinal will take place on Sunday, July 21 and Monday, July 22 with the top two teams in each conference hosting.

The semifinal matches will take place at the home of the highest seed remaining on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28.

San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium will host the MLR Final on Sunday, August 4 at 1 p.m. on FOX.

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