D.C. United has seven matches remaining. Its hopes of finishing in the top three of the MLS Eastern Conference (which would earn an automatic playoff berth) were dealt a serious setback with Wednesday night's draw. Still, the club is very much in the running for a wild-card berth.

On the bright side, United has played at least two fewer matches than most of its postseason competitors. On the dark side, the club has a miserable record at home and hasn’t exhibited the heart or, as one club official told me, “the cajones” to see out games.

Check the playoff standings. Scan United’s schedule. And then vote: