Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:04 pm
Edited on: October 24, 2011 10:38 pm

MLS Playoffs

MLS playoffs are set but you figure it out! Here are some links!

Here is the no-nonsense schedule of fixtures: http://aol.sportingnews.com/soccer/
 , you still have to figure out who the wild card teams are though.

(critical of format)

  (Philadelphia source, so the emphasis is on the Philadelphia Union but the schedule for all teams seems to be there. Of course, the MLS website surely has this info as well)

Anyway, the playoffs begin Wednesday with the Wild Card playoffs, I could not even find the schedule over at Soccerway.  Pay attention to what is on TV, surely Fox Soccer will have some, maybe ESPN, ESPN2, the Spanish language channels Galavision, Univision and perhaps Telefutura could be carrying some games as well. Maybe the Championship game makes it to ABC.

I assume that the Wildcards will playoff against each other thus, the WCs are NY RedBull, Columbus Crew, FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids....

But perhaps out of those four teams two will advance because there are six seeded teams. Galaxy, Seattle, Real Salt Lake in the West, in the East, Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo.

Category: Soccer
Tags: MLS, playoffs
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:12 pm

MLS shaking out.

We know now who will be in the playoffs. We do not know how the fixtures will go per the wildcard teams. I kind of hope Philadelphia can be nosed out of the seeded positions. Using this as a worksheet, here are the clubs in post season play.

Western Conference:

  • LA Galaxy (67 points) Play Houston
  • Seattle Supersounders (60 points) Play Chivas
  • Real Salt Lake (52 points) Play Portland Timbers
Eastern Conference:

  • Sporting KC (48 points) Play DC Utd.
  • Phila. Union (48 points) No more games
  • Columbus Crew (47 points) Play Chicago Fire
Wildcards as of now:

  • FC Dallas (52 points) Play San Jose Earthquakes
  • Colo. Rapids (46 points) Play the Vanc. Whitecaps
  • NY RedBulls (46 points) No more games
  • Houston Dynamo (46 points) Sunday vs. LA Galaxy
Maybe we will see some juggling in the standings yet. Philadelphia can be placed in a wild card position but that would seem to depend on Houston defeating LA Galaxy. At home, I guess it is a possibility. Would the Gals rest their stars? They just played that Champions League game in Honduras, that's a lot of travel and play.
Category: Soccer
Tags: MLS, playoffs
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