Getting ahead of myself, but....are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by wcharriscpa, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On a points-per game basis, the current playoff matchups are:


    So Dallas could possibly have the chance to not only knock out our H-town rivals in the first round, but could then face Chicago in a game to determine who plays MLS Cup?

    Holy shit. How epic would that be?

    Up the Hoops.
     
  2. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahamas
    That would be sick. Long ways to go, but I'm gonna throw up if Colorado makes it in the playoffs.
     
  3. Chamo

    Chamo New Member

    Aug 9, 1999
    Plano,TX
    Here is a nice rhetorical question. Given that both players arrived about the same time, and both of their teams were way out of the playoff race when they got here. Which set of fans are happier with their DP? LA or Chicago?

    If you didn't see the goal Blanco scored yesterday, you missed something special.
     
  4. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Both goals he's scored for them have been spectacular. It sickens me how good his goals have been...and how people will point to his arrival rather than that of their new coach.
     
  5. boomersooner027

    May 13, 2004
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    Bahamas
    Agreed. Blanco has had every bit, if not more, of a positive impact on his team as Beckham has.
     
  6. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unfair to compare a healthy player to an injured one. Reverse the situations and the outcomes would be very different.
     
  7. Parrish

    Parrish Member

    Aug 22, 2002
    Lincoln Park,Chicago
    If the playoffs were to start today, I think most of us would be very surprised.
     
  8. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    At the very least, I'd want a refund on all those regular season games that weren't played.
     
  9. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is a greater than zero chance that Chicago makes the playoffs as the 8 seed and would be placed in the West. But who knows how the other three positions would fall out - it could be any of the three Western teams in the 1, 2 or 3 spots. Dallas plays more teams with better records, has a lot of home games. Chivas has more home games. Houston has more teams with worse records.
     
  10. Scipio Gothicus

    Aug 6, 2001
    Cabo San Lucas
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYP.

    I know not what course others may take, but I would prefer that FCD avoids another first round playoff loss, and that is what a matchup with Houston would entail. FCD has yet to prove that they can get a postive result at the Houston city dump. Houston, out of three games at PHP, has taken two points. That bodes ill for the Hoops.

    They key is to put off Houston until the Conferance Final. One game, for the MLS Cup, at Frisco. I still give Houston the edge, but beating Houston in a two game sereis is statring to look metaphysically impossible.

    Dead but dreaming,
    Scipio Diabolus,
    vox fatum.

    Contra.

    I am under her spell.
     
  11. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There will only be 3 teams from the west, I'd put money on it.
     
  12. england66

    england66 Member+

    Jan 6, 2004
    dallas, texas

    The fight is for second place....Chivas wins the West easily....
     
  13. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not getting the same brackets you are, Bill.

    On a points per game basis, I get:

    East
    #1 DC vs #8 Chicago
    #3 NE vs #6 NY

    West
    #2 Chivas vs #7 KC
    #4 Dallas vs #5 Houston
     
  14. Kevin Lindstrom

    Oct 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because it is based on conferences. Only the bottom seed(s) switch conferences, if necessary.

    So if you have FCD, Houston and Chivas in the West and NE, DC, KC, NY and Chicago from the East, the bottom team of the East would be the bottom seed in the West.
     
  15. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not so sure that you're correct.

    Here're the relevant rules from mlsnet.com:

    http://ww2.mlsnet.com/about/league.jsp?section=regulations&content=playoffs


    So based on that info, it looks as though its based on conferences only for the top 2 teams in each conference.
     
  16. Quills

    Quills Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Richardson
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah well MLS changed the rules again. From http://web.mlsnet.com/standings/:
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    PLAYOFFS DETAILS

    Playoff berths will be determined by points in the standings upon the completion of the regular season on Oct. 21; all 13 teams will have played 30 games. If two teams are tied on points, the first tiebreaker is head-to-head results, the second tiebreaker is goal differential, and the third is goals scored for the season. (Subsequent tiebreakers are available in the Fact and Record Book).
    The top two teams in each conference qualify and are seeded 1 & 2 in their respective four-team playoff conference brackets.
    The four MLS teams with the next most points, regardless of conference, receive “wildcard” berths.

    • The four wildcard teams will be seeded according to conference first.

    • If more than four teams qualify from one conference, those finishing lower than fourth in their conference will shift over to the other conference bracket.

    • A team switching conference brackets will be seeded below all other teams in its new conference playoff bracket.

    NOTE: The seeding procedure described above is correct.
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    The East's 5th seed (8th overall) would move over to the West. And as you can see on the page, they added the bold red emphasis, not me.
     
  17. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the clarification.

    One would think MLS would have an accurate description of their rules at their own website.

    But I guess that's a bit too much to ask for. :)
     

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