Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Wizardscharter, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    KC is probably in even if somehow COL sweeps them. Better to beat COL on the road and be certain of a seed.

    If road and home results for team's hold to season form the standings should end this way or something close:

    SJ-48 Clb-39 Dal-46 LA-42 Col-42 Chi-38 KC-38 Met-36.
    OUT ---> NE-35 DC-30

    That would put Met@SJ v COL@LA and KC@Clb v Chi@Dal.

    The good:
    *Those are pretty tasty matchups in every round. I'd like to see SJ and LA hook up in the semi's, if only to read Topper smack for 2 weeks. A repeat of a KC 1996 upset of Dallas would be great.
    *KC avoids SJ and LA, and would be paired with "weaker" East teams.
    *Seemingly a roadie at CLB is the easiest of the four.
    *Win one in Clb and then maybe another in Dallas and it's a ticket to the Cup.
    *Extra incentive to beat Clb in the USOC. Playoff preview and maybe the catalyst to a rivalry of sorts, something beyond Hunt ownership.

    The bad:
    *Clb kicked KC's collective all over in that 4-0 mail-in job weeks ago.
    *A trip to either CHI or DAL isn't the best of circumstances for KC.
    *At some point KC will have to find the guts to play D and finish in the same game over a month to get to a final.

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