10 - With ten matches remaining, the Caps find themselves in an eight-way race for five playoff spots.
9 - Nine of Vancouver's ten remaining matches are against Western Conference opponents. Kudos to the MLS schedulers for seeing to it that we're in for a bunch of six-pointers down the stretch.
8 - Eight of the final ten matches for Vancouver are against teams with winning records.
7 - Seven is the overall Goal Differential between first-place Real Salt Lake (11) and fifth-place Vancouver (4).
6 - The number of points still up for grabs versus Cascadian rivals (Home vs Seattle, Away vs Portland).
5 - The number of points separating Vancouver (36 pts) from from overall league leader RSL (41 pts).
4 - The LA Galaxy have to squeeze in four CONCACAF Champions League matches between now and the end of the season - each time, running into either three- or four-day turnarounds. San Jose have two CCL matches remaining, both with three-day turnarounds.
3 - The number of points the Seattle Sounders have picked up relative to the Whitecaps over the last six matches.
2 - Only two points separate Vancouver (5th and final playoff spot) from Seattle (6th, and currently on the outside looking in)
1 - Only one Cascadian team faces a three-game road trip in the final stretch: Vancouver (Sept. 7-21: Dallas, San Jose, Montreal).