The boys are back! The MLS regular season has concluded and now it’s time to look back on 34 weeks of ballyhoo. We laughed, we cried and now its time to get serious…so they picked NYCFC to win the Cup.
MLS Final Table Commentary
Top of Conference: NY Red Bulls and Football Club top the East & FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids dominated the West.
Eliminated from playoffs:
Portland Timbers,Vancouver, San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo
New England Revs, Orlando City,Columbus Crew SC & Chicago Fire
Supporters Shield Winner – FC Dallas.
- Colorado could have taken it with a win yesterday and Dallas loss, but both teams tied their opponents
- Dallas v. Galaxy 0-0
- Rapids v. Dynamo 1-1
- Lead our power rankings for the final half of the season.
- Urruti and Barrios lead with 9 goals a piece and a hand full of guys with 5-6 goals (Akindele 6, Diaz 5, Castillo 5 )
- Mauro Diaz separated himself as the clear assist leader with 13
- He’s out for the playoffs with achilles injury
Top Goals: B. Wright Phillips (24), Villa (23), Piatti & Gio (17)
Top Assists: Kleijstan (15), Giovinco (14), Diaz (10)
MVP – Gio! Gio! Giovinco!
Most Likely to win a Tag Team Cage Match:
- Roger Espinoza SKC (10 Yellow)(2 Red)
- Kendal Watson VWC (7 Yellow)(3 Red)
- Vancouver led league in Red Cards w/ 8
- Danny: Drogba knocking ball from Higuain and then petting his head
- Dice: Univision Announcer
- Hoff: Frederic Brilliant’s antics
Most likely to Succeed in the Playoffs:
- Danny: Tim Howard
- Dice: Yankee Stadium
- Hoff: Laguardia Airport
MLS Playoff Format Explained
- Top 6 in each Conference Qualify
- Knockout Round 3rd plays 6th & 4th plays 5th
- 1st and 2nd place in the Conference BYE
- Lowest Seeds from Knockout play highest
- Conference Semi-Finals and Finals (2 Agg matches)
- MLS Cup Final Hosted by team with most Points in Reg Season 1 game, winner takes the booty
Wednesday October 26th (Knock-Out Round)
(3) Toronto vs (6) Philadelphia Union (7:30pm)
(3) L.A vs Real (6) Salt Lake (10:30pm)
Thursday October 27th (Knock-Out Round)
(4) D.C. United vs (5) Montreal Impact (7:30pm)
(4) Seattle F.C. vs (5) Sporting Kansas City (10:00pm)
English Premier League Stoppage Time + 5 Minutes
Roughly 1.5 minutes each to explain what has happened, where they are at and where you think they are going. Teams get discussed based on standing. Top team gets to blow the whistle to end game. Cut right to the close.
1st Place Arsenal – Hoff said Oxlaid-Chamberlain 100x
2nd Place Liverpool – Professor Klopp is at the helm and the kids are alright…so is Danny.
7th Place Manchester United – God bless him, Dice still believes they are going to win Premier League.