EoS Staff Predictions: MLS Knockout Round (and MLS Cup winners!)

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When you tally up the results, EoS staffers see the following scenarios:

IN THE WEST

  • LA Galaxy take out the Seattle Sounders (5-4 vote)
  • Sporting KC beat Portland (5-4 vote)

Four out of five predictions have the LA Galaxy winning 2-1.  There were no votes for extra time at CenturyLink.

On the other side, two staffers sees Portland and Sporting KC going into extra time, with each voter suggesting a KC win. Of the five voters who see a KC win, only one predicts a two goal victory, suggesting a tight contest at Providence Park.

IN THE EAST

  • Revolution move past DC (a whopping 8-1 vote)
  • Montreal advance against Toronto (another whopping 8-1 vote)

Now this is an interesting vote. On the Eastern side of the brackets, EoS staffers are predicting a road win at RFK for the Revolution and a home victory for Montreal.

Here is where it gets a bit creepy: New England is a predicted 2-0 winner by six of the eight voters. The remaining three see the match heading into extra time, with two votes for New England and a single vote for DC.

In the case of Montreal, the scorelines differed from an extra time victory to several two goal wins. Only one voter sees Toronto moving on.

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  • Brad

    Say it ain’t so Dave. Man I love you but c’mon….have some faith. Don’t be afraid to believe! THIS IS THE YEAR! BOOK IT!

    • Ha … So one of my main misgivings was the Revolution beating DC. I think NE plays well vs. RBNY. Now … different story. Then again … my picks are in! Just being honest. RB still have the most fun team and system to watch in MLS. Bar none.

  • Cosmo

    MLS has a serous problem with the season schedule if they don’t switch in 5 years or less to the August to May.
    Right now, everybody watches NCAA football from Thursday to Saturday and it’s all day Saturday.
    The NFL has Thursday and Sunday and the NBA has begun and is on mostly every night and MLB has their playoffs going on as well and espn or fox won’t give MLS prime time spots.
    Then if you add the NHL, it only gets worse for MLS
    MLS needs to do something fast and if MLS expands into warmer cities then it should help MLS change their season schedule sooner than later.
    Start in august, break from December and come back after the Super Bowl or during Super Bowl week with one game the Saturday before super Sunday.
    During the winter break, have a tournament in Hawaii and scrimmages versus ligaMX teams and NASL.
    I also read that NCAA plans to move march madness into April or May.
    Hopefully MLS expands into warmer markets after 24 like Sacramento, San Antonio, Charlotte, Vegas, besides st.louis and Indy.

    • slowleftarm

      Sounds like you’ve never been to the northern part of the US in January/February. No one is going to games in that weather. Simply not feasible.

    • Gazza

      Why doesn’t NASL move to Aug to May schedule then?