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Archives: MLS Playoffs

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Final

Posted on by Peter C

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Quarterfinals Totals(both legs)   Avg +/- Teams  2005   13,273   NA  CHI, COL, DAL, DCU, LA, NE, RBNY, SJ  2006   12,736   -4.05%   CHI, COL, CHV, DAL, DCU, HOU, NE, RBNY  2007   17,041  … Continue reading

MLS Cup Final Preview Part Two: Coaching and Intangibles

Posted on by Robert Jonas

In the first part of our 2009 MLS Cup Final preview, the Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy players were assessed and compared, with a slight advantage being measured for the Galaxy. In this continuation of our analysis, attention … Continue reading

MLS Cup Final Preview: Which Team has the Advantage?

Posted on by Robert Jonas

Before the playoffs began, the consensus was that the teams in the Western Conference were more prepared to the lift the MLS Cup in Seattle on November 22nd. Little did we know then how prophetic that sentiment was, as we … Continue reading

Take Me Out to the Playoffs – Week 3

Posted on by Peter C

The playoff numbers look like this… 5 year comparison Conference Semifinals – 1st Leg   Avg +/- Home Teams  2005   12,147  NA  Chicago  NY  Colorado  Los Angeles  2006   9,533   -21.52%   Chicago  NY  Colorado  Chivas USA  2007   14,245   49.42%   Chicago  NY … Continue reading

Real Salt Lake Pulls A RBNY In The East Final

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It’s just not right is it? Somehow you look at this situation in the MLS Eastern Conference Final that Real Salt Lake, a club from the West came to Chicago and defeated them in a penalty kick shootout to take … Continue reading

LA Galaxy 1- Chivas USA 0 – Thoughts from the HDC

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Soccer is a cruel game, and Chivas USA felt that cruelty tonight.  While the Galaxy may have done enough to win the game, Chivas did not deserve to lose it.  On the pitch, the differences between Chivas and the Galaxy … Continue reading

MLS Playoff Results Going According to Plan

Posted on by Robert Jonas

The second round of the MLS Cup Playoffs has the two higher seeds in each conference hosting their opponents from last week’s match-ups. In the four matches from last week, the home teams either tied or won leaving the seeded … Continue reading

Pat Onstad: What Were You Thinking?

Posted on by Robert Jonas

What was Pat Onstad thinking? How could he lose his cool so suddenly in the most important game in the Dynamo’s season? A dangerous cross came through the penalty area, just out of his reach, and continued over the byline. … Continue reading

After A Bumpy Season The Houston Dynamo Finish Second in the MLS West

Posted on by Brian Zygo

The Houston Dynamo’s 2009 regular season came to an end on Sunday as they beat Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Coming into Sunday’s match, both teams had secured playoff berths, but the outcome would decide the seeding … Continue reading

Final MLS Table

Posted on by Eric Altshule

The season is over and, after a wild weekend, we have our playoff teams.  The first round of playoffs looks like this: West LA Galaxy vs Chivas USA Houston Dynamo vs Seattle Sounders East Columbus Crew vs Real Salt Lake … Continue reading

Quick Kicks: Chivas Surging, TOA/USL News, Crew Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The next few days promise to be big ones in US professional football. Major League Soccer has proven this summer and into the fall to be the most compelling and competitive first division the English speaking world. The MLS season … Continue reading

Houston Dynamo Secure Playoff Berth With 1-1 Draw Against Kansas City Wizards

Posted on by Brian Zygo

Going into Sunday’s home match against the Kansas City Wizards, the Houston Dynamo knew the needed a result to secure their fourth straight playoff berth since moving to the Bayou City, but when forward Cam Weaver received a red card … Continue reading

Apertura/Clausura Debate: My Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last week MLS Rumors broke the story that Major League Soccer had tired off fending off critics like yours truly and was looking at revamping the entire structure of its season. Subsequently, The Original Winger and BBC Five Live’s Sean … Continue reading

Defensive Posture Hurting MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Must see TV has turned into a bore fest courtesy of Major League Soccer. The last several weeks of the regular season were high flying as many of the teams were going for broke thanks to MLS’ playoff system which … Continue reading

Defensive Posture Hurting MLS Playoffs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Must see TV has turned into a bore fest courtesy of Major League Soccer. The last several weeks of the regular season were high flying as many of the teams were going for broke thanks to MLS’ playoff system which … Continue reading

Revs, Wizards Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In two uninspiring displays of soccer the New England Revolution and Kansas City Wizards both advanced to the conference finals. New England will host the Chicago Fire Thursday Night on ESPN2, while Houston will host Kansas City Saturday on FSC. … Continue reading

Wizards, Revs Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In two uninspiring displays of soccer the New England Revolution and Kansas City Wizards both advanced to the conference finals. New England will host the Chicago Fire Thursday Night on ESPN2, while Houston will host Kansas City Saturday on FSC. … Continue reading