I don't think playoff system makes much sense the way it is right now. I think
the league is trying to award the franchises that make the playoffs by giving
them at least 1 home game. That kinda takes away the homefield advantage. If
you're going to do a series give the higher seated team two home games.
Just MeThe winner of a best of two series is determined by the
aggregate score. For example if Real loses 1-0 in the first game at Dallas and
then wins 2-0 at home we would win the series 2-1. If we only won the second
game 1-0 the aggreagate score would be 1-1 and they would play two 15 minute
overtime periods. If it is still tied they go to PKs to determine the winner.The second round is a single elimination game played at the stadium of
the team who finished with the most points in the regular season. If the game
ends in a tie two 15 minute overtime periods are played and then if the game is
still tied PKs are used.The final round is a single elimination game
played at a pre-detirmined site, like the Super Bowl. This year it will be
played at BMO Field in Toronto. Ties are handled the same way as the 2nd
round.Most leagues around the world don't have a postseason
tournament. Instead they qualify for a regional tournament like the Champions
league in Europe.
Just Me:It is aggregate scoring. Just think of the game as 180 minutes
instead of 90. After the game in Dallas, it will be half time. Then, after the
game here in SLC, if it is still tied, it will go to overtime and then to
penalties if needed.
I'm starting to like a soccer a bit, BUTHOW do you play best out of
two???Seems silly if it"s a points thing in the play-offs
No puedo esperar! Real is going to beat Dallas twice, then win on points against
LA, after that it doesn't matter, Real is the best team in MLS once again. I
can't wait to be at the games. The crowds have been great. Be Loud, let's show
the rest of the MLS what home field advantage is!
Let's hope RSL got the kinks out of the system in Colorado. I predict tie
Dallas in Dallas then win them in SLC. I predict LA to beat Seattle, we beat
LA, then we meet either New York or Colorado in the MLS Cup. I'm already
I was glad to see that we weren't given the afternoon game on the home match on
the 6th. Utah plays TCU at 1:30pm that same day and would have really hurt
attendance if the games overlapped. There is a Jazz game at 7pm, but it is
against the Clippers. I hope the extra week will be enough to sell out the
stadium for this match.Finishing second may not be that bad in the
end. Seattle is hottest team in the MLS right now and they travel very well.
Dallas has lost their last two and they won't have their normal home field
advantage, heat and humidity. I predict we advance to the Western Conference
final against Seattle and since we host that game we win to advance to the MLS
Cup final in Toronto against the surging Colorado Rapids.
RSL has never played at Dallas in late October. I daresay 70 degrees and sunny
will be MUCH easier to manage than 100 degrees and humid like many of our
previous contests with FCD.I see a 1-1 draw in this one, with RSL
crushing them 3-0 in the return leg. Vamos, Real!
We will see if a longer period of selling tickets gets a better crowd out. I
think the last two years has brought a crowd of only 11 or 12 grand per game. At
least this year the game isn't here on Halloween. Hopefully Seattle takes
down LA so that we can get home field in the next round. Got to get by Dallas
first naturally.My pre playoff final - Colorado vs. RSL
I hope we can get a result down in Dallas. We don't have a great history there.