PBP: MLS 2019 Season Week 31 Game Thread [R]

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All good things must come to an end. We've reached the FINAL week of the 2019 MLS season. With a new playoff format looming, the 7th and final spot in the western conference playoffs is still to be decided. Positioning in each conference is still to be determined as well.

    All of this week's games kick off at the same time, 4:00 PM eastern (more likely 4:25). The ESPN matchup is noted. All other games can be seen on ESPN+. Keep it neutral in N&A game thread.

    Sunday, October 6

    ATL vs NER
    DCU vs FCC
    FCD vs SKC
    HOU vs LAG
    LAX vs COL
    MTL vs NYR
    ORL vs CHI
    PHL vs NYC
    POR vs SJE ESPN
    SEA vs MNU
    TFC vs CBS
    VAN vs RSL
     
  2. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    ******** it.
     
  3. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are there not two spots open in the West?
     
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  4. SetPeace

    SetPeace Member+

    Jun 22, 2004
    SC Illinois
    Club:
    Torquay United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching EPL and Bundesliga games today made me think of a couple of things:

    First, the EPL race for the top is probably over after Man City's shocking home loss to Wolves...and here it is the first weekend of October! Guess we'll be gripped by the relegation battle from here on out? After this season, I wouldn't be surprised to see the fraternity of "never been relegated from the EPL" teams to dwindle to five. Everton looks particularly shaky this year.

    Second, are Wolfsburg and Houston by chance, 'sister' cities? I only wonder because the lower tier of seats at Wolfsburg today drew about as many fans as you see for Houston home games. The upper decks and end zones looked OK, but the side the camera showed looked to be about 40-50% full. Not a particularly good look for the team or the league.
     
  5. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is ESPN broadcasting their match like normal, or doing a whip around hybrid thing?
     
  6. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I am in Hempstead, NY and am looking forward to watching the cosmos on decision day. Do they still exist?
     
  7. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Don’t you mean seven? Or do you expect BHA and AFCB to be relegated as well?

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  8. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    It’s up to you to decide.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
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  9. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Our long annual nightmare is nearly over.
     
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  10. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    I expect the San Jose vs Potland game to be a battle royal, no holds barred cage match. Win and make the playoffs, lose and you break out your golf clubs.
     
  11. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It might be strange for an RSL fan to write this, but go Colorado Rapids!
     
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  12. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    ATL vs NER

    Josef starting for Stripes. Barco in but Pity on the bench. Line up suggests an intent to play a ground oriented speed match vs Revs defense.
     
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  13. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    No Valeri or Fernandaz for Portland today. San Jose fans go bonkers. :thumbsup:
     
  14. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Timbers looking to prove that having a long road trip to start the season does not equal a sure spot in the playoffs.
     
  15. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Portland player doing his best swan dive/flop in the box to try to draw the PK.
     
  16. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    Ibra wants his golden boot
     
  17. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Dallas doing their part to give the Timbers their chance to back out of the playoffs
     
  18. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Union are really hurting without Bedoya and Przybylko.
     
  19. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They are pretty poor at showing goals from the other games in the featured match on ESPN. Just one so far I think?
     
  20. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    2 shown, both Dallas goals.
     
  21. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goals for Seattle and Salt Lake in quick succession pushes Minnesota into fifth (for now), meaning no home game.
     
  22. the5timechamp

    the5timechamp Member+

    Nov 3, 2012
    Galaxy back to boring “death by endless crosses” offense
     
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  23. aperfectring

    aperfectring Member+

    Jul 13, 2011
    Hillsboro, OR
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    More VAR drama in Portland. Potential handball reviewed and ruling on the field (no foul) upheld.
     
  24. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Setting up for an anticlimactic day. The ref screwing Portland out of 3 pks has made my day.
     
  25. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    To be fair, I would have only given one of them
     
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