Final Day of the season: Who ya got?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by ArsenalMetro, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Or, more appropriately - Who ya want?

    For the uninvolved parties, the race for the 7th and 8th playoff spots is still interesting to watch. So, with 2 (technically 3, but I don't think Chicago is going to miss out) spots left in the playoffs, who do you want in?

    Right now we have:

    7. Colorado - 40 pts
    8. Toronto - 39
    9. New England - 39
    10. D.C. United - 39
    11. Dallas - 39
    12. Salt Lake - 37

    Matches of interest:

    Saturday, October 24
    Toronto @ New York
    D.C. United @ Kansas City
    Colorado @ Salt Lake
    Dallas @ Seattle

    Sunday, October 25
    New England @ Columbus

    I'd like to see Toronto beat New York (I don't care how people judge that, Toronto fans deserve a playoff team), D.C. lose to Kansas City, Colorado and RSL draw, Dallas beat Seattle, and New England lose in hilariously heartbreaking fashion to Columbus. That would send Toronto and Dallas through, and with the tear that Dallas has been on lately, would definitely add a different layer to the playoff picture. Plus, Dallas plays pretty wide-open soccer, and will most certainly make their games interesting.

    So, who do you want to take those final two playoff spots, besides your team, obviously?
     
  2. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Colorado (obviously) and New England. The Midnight Riders ahve always treated me well so they deserve it.
     
  3. IowaClone

    IowaClone Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    Kc, MO
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was going to say something about Dallas's terrible attendance but then they go and put 15k up in their last game if they make the playoffs id be intrigued. but really I think TFC will make it and so will New England.
     
  4. Naco

    Naco Member

    Aug 5, 2001
    Whoever has the best chance of beating LA.
     
  5. pupusa3000

    pupusa3000 Member

    May 15, 2001
    East Bay Area
    I'd definitely like to see Chicago and TFC in the playoffs. Chicago because I'd like to see Blanco play and TFC for their fans.
     
  6. #1 Feilhaber and Adu

    Aug 1, 2007
    As far as Fan base and key markets go ..........we should all hope for Toronto and DC United to go. If DC united has any hope to build that World Class Stadium/Arena than they at least need play-off winners again to get some buzz back in DC.


    Semi-Finals

    LA Galaxy vs Seattle
    Toronto vs DC United

    Finals in front of 66,000 Seattle dressed in green fans=

    Seattle vs DC United

    + the Final would be a re-match of the heated US open cup Final.

    MLS has too much parody not to base your likings on key markets getting the wins.
     
  7. CLEATS

    CLEATS New Member

    May 2, 2005
    Dallas and ''most of the time'' DC are fun to watch, so that's who i want in the playoffs.
     
  8. profiled

    profiled Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    That's good and all, but none of the teams mentioned will meet LA in anything but the MLS Cup Final, since all the remaining teams are fighting for a Eastern Conference playoff spot.
     
  9. bright

    bright Member

    Dec 28, 2000
    Central District
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think New York will pull out the win in the last-ever soccer game at Giants Stadium before it is demolished.

    DC United won't be able to pull out a squeaker at KC who have nothing to play for but will make it interesting and force a draw.

    RSL will beat Colorado in front of the home fans.

    Seattle will beat Dallas as FCD is forced to play for the win on the road and gets punished on the counter-attack.

    Columbus will beat New England to secure the Supporters Shield.

    final standings:
    7 - 40 - Real Salt Lake
    8 - 40 - Colorado
    -----------------------------
    9 - 40 - DC United
    10 - 39 - Toronto FC
    11 - 39 - New England
    12 - 39 - FC Dallas

    three-way tiebreaker standings:
    8 - Real Salt Lake (2W-2D-1L)
    7 - Colorado Rapids (2W-1D-2L)
    4 - DC United (1W-1D-2L)

    Eastern bracket:
    Columbus - Colorado
    Chicago - Real Salt Lake
     
  10. DCU1996

    DCU1996 Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    N. VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Include Chicago in the list.

    If Chicago lose to CUSA this Thursday, as many as 5 way tie at 42 points is possible.

    Chicago is not in good position for tie breaker.
     
  11. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know, a lot of people who post here on BS would totally agree with you on that....
     
  12. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chivas @ Chicago: Chicago's at home, where they suck, Chivas is on the road, where they are mediocre. Draw

    Toronto @ New York: New York is mediocre at home, Toronto lays steamers on the road, but Toronto is playing for a playoff spot. Draw.

    DCU @ Wizards: KCW is out of it, so playing only for pride. DCU doesn't seem to hold up well under pressure. KCW win.

    Colorado @ RSL: RSL is solid at home, Colorado is very weak on the road. RSL win.

    FCD @ Seattle: Seattle has been weak at home of late, but last game of the season, so may play hard to rectify the last three months of suck at home. FCD is weak on the road, but playing for a playoff spot and in need of a win. Draw.

    San Jose @ Los Angeles: LA is in need of a win to keep their chances of winning the West alive. San Jose is playing for pride against their biggest rival. LA win.

    Houston @ Chivas: Chivas rocks at home, needs a win to be the Western champs. Houston needs the win to have a chance at Western Champ and could fall to fourth with a loss and Seattle draw. They'll also be without Ching. Draw as Chivas goes bunkerball all the way.

    New England @ Columbus: Columbus has the best home record in MLS, New England has a mediocre road record. Columbus should have the SS sealed up by the time they play and NE will know what they need to do to get in the playoffs Columbus stomps the crap out of New England.

    Western:
    #1 Los Angeles vs #4 Seattle
    #2 Chivas vs #3 Houston

    Eastern:
    #1 Columbus vs #4 FCD
    #2 Chicago vs #3 TFC
     
  13. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take Dallas and Toronto.

    I can't see New England or DC going on the road to lock up their spot after horrible inconsistency through the whole season. I think Columbus is out to dash another team's playoff hopes, just as they did last year. Colorado has cooled off quite a bit lately and is facing an RSL team who will be galvanized by the home crowd.

    Toronto gets the weakest team in the league and I really hope that one of the best fan bases in the league can finally get playoff soccer. And Dallas is unquestionably the hottest in the league, but don't have to deal with the same type of distractions that the 2007 Galaxy did.

    It will kinda suck if Columbus is forced to play them right now.
     
  14. cthomer5000

    cthomer5000 Member+

    Apr 23, 2007
    Raleigh NC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Seriously man?
     
  15. Jayhawk1106

    Jayhawk1106 New Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Dallas always puts up bigger numbers when we win. The fans didn't have anything to cheer about earlier this season, thank you. ;)
     
  16. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FSL is very good at home partially because of the altitude advantage, which they don't hold against Colorado. Colorado is also traditionally pretty good when on the road against FSL. I'm not saying Colorado's going to win, but in a rivalry game anything can happen and its a little too easy to just look at the home/road records and make a prediction on this one.
     
  17. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Traditionally RSL has sucked donkey balls, so having a pretty good record against them at RSL isn't exactly a unique thing for Colorado. It wasn't until 2008 that they actually finished above third to last in the league. Since the start of the 2007 season, Colorado is 1W-2L-1D at RSL.
     
  18. ChefJim27

    ChefJim27 Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    I'm not sure this is a spelling error! The word is parity, but a 5 way tie sure is a great parody of a tiebreaker! :D
     
  19. DCU1996

    DCU1996 Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    N. VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    1. Chicago loses.
    2. DCU wins.
    2. NE and TFC draw.

    DCU is 2nd place in the Eastern Conference.

    I sort of like this mediocrity in MLS. Any random thing can happen in MLS at any time!!!
     
  20. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I want to see FCD get in. They're the hottest and most fun team to watch right now in MLS and without a hometown team to root for, I'm rooting for the most entertainment value. Plus I like their kits. :)

    As for the 2nd place team in the East and the other wild card, who the heck knows? I bet Chicago comes up with at leatw a draw v. Chivas and maybe Toronto will find a way to win on the road in New Jersey, though I wouldn't count on it.
     
  21. rmilleri

    rmilleri New Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    I want Toronto and Dallas. Toronto because they have had great fan support and the fans deserve a playoff game. I want Dallas because they have been very entertaining to watch the last month.

    But I really do not want Seattle to lose their last home game.:D
     
  22. DCU1996

    DCU1996 Member

    Jun 3, 2002
    N. VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    If you don't have a hometown team and can only watch TV footall, for most entertainment value, watch Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, ManU, Bayern, etc.
     
  23. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Naw, MLS fan first and foremost. Drive up to Home Depot for a 1/2 dozen games a year and will be there once or twice (or thrice) for the playoffs this year. :)
     
  24. rand al'thor

    rand al'thor New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    In the 4th dimension
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    let's go Fusion!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahamas
    Bayern have been excruciating to watch this year save one game.
     

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