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  • Dec 09, 2016 06:10 PM
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    The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are about to duel it out for the MLS Cup and only one of them will walk away with their first ever championship trophy.

    Both teams had less than stellar regular seasons -the Sounders finished fourth in the Western conference while Toronto came in third- but won when it mattered the most in the postseason. And post season wins are the only thing that matters in football.

    I'm not going to lie. This year is tough for me because on one hand I am a die hard Timbers fan and spend every season rooting against the hated Sounders with as much passion as I can muster, but part of me also can't help but want them to win since I am loyal to the Western Conference. On the other hand I don't have anything against Toronto and it would be nice to see a team based outside of the US win the MLS cup for the first time.

    It pains me to say it, but I'm going to be silently rooting for the Sounders this year. My love for the Western Conference outweigh my hatred for the Seattle Sounders.

  • Feb 03, 2016 04:22 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote: Well, he just won the MVP of the league. So that's gotta help matters alot for him being able to hold his momentum together. Maybe this is the year he proves all doubters wrong. Maybe.
    He chose the worst night to self destruct. To be fair, his offensive line didn't seem to help him out much at all. His defense gave him plenty of opportunities to capitalize on Denver turnovers, but he just couldn't take advantage of anything. That was one hell of a defensive game, that's for sure.
  • Feb 05, 2016 11:45 AM
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    PowerPlay Wrote: It was a great halftime show! They didn't make it all... poppy, like I thought they would with Beyonce and Bruno. The ending with the "Believe in Love" in the stands was awesome. I did think it was strange they the entire performance was obviously cropped for television viewers only. We got to experience so much more about the performance than the fans actually there did.
    I was thoroughly impressed with the half-time show, especially the finish. It was really uplifting.
  • Feb 05, 2016 11:45 AM
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    I'm also really looking forward to their performance. It's been a long time since I've actually looked forward to the Super Bowl half time show. Actually, this will be the first time I'll actually watch one in years!
  • Nov 21, 2015 06:49 PM
    Last: 1yr
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    The end to the MLS season is just around the corner as the two remaining teams in each conference prepare to play their first leg of the Conference Finals on Sunday.

    My beloved Portland Timbers are returning to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three years and they will be playing against FC Dallas. Portland will be hosting the first round on Sunday and Dallas will be hosting the second round at a yet to be determined date and time. Dallas tied for the most points in the regular season and they are the clear favorites, but the Timbers have been on fire lately and haven't lost since October 3. If they can eek out a win at home then they will be in a strong position when they head down to Dallas for leg two.

    The Eastern Conference will pit the Columbus Crew against the New York Red Bulls. New York was the other team who scored the most points in MLS, seven ahead of Columbus. Both teams have looked strong in the playoffs, but I'd give the advantage to New York.

    It would be awesome to see the Timbers make it to their first MLS Cup Final, but it's going to be a tough two games for them. If they are able to knock off Dallas then I have a feeling they will be going all the way.

  • Sep 22, 2015 03:08 PM
    Last: 1yr
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    PowerPlay Wrote: I'm not real bug into soccer. But from what I hear, this is the biggest rivalry. Like the Bears and Packers. I don't have a favorite side or anything, but I always enjoy watching big rivalry games. As the games plays on, you will surely develop a team that you want to win.

    I encourage you to join the bandwagon then! This is one of the few soccer rivalries that ESPN will air and I have a feeling that bigger channels will begin picking up major soccer games as it gets more popular.

    I actually think the main reason soccer hasn't become more popular with the major channels is because of its format of no time outs and no game breaks outside of the half. It makes it hard in our advertising driven culture for those companies to make a lot of money on it.

  • Sep 22, 2015 03:08 PM
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    I am more than willing to admit that I'm biased when it comes to this statement, but there is no greater rivalry in the MLS than Portland and Seattle. In all actuality, I don't think this is even a close call.

    This rivalry has been going on since long before these two teams were brought into the MLS and has only gotten more intense since both teams became part of the league. The games have sold out CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks) on more than one occasion and claims four of the top seven all time attendance records in the MLS.

    My beloved Timbers have been on the losing end of this rivalry more often than I would like (MLS = 7 - 3 - 4 (Seattle)/ All Time = 41 - 27 - 10 (Seattle)), but every game almost always comes down to a single goal that determines the winner and every game is always so spirited that most people in attendance exit the game with a hoarse voice.

    What do you think? Does your favorite teams rivalry beat this one or do you agree with me that this is the best rivalry in the MLS?

  • Sep 13, 2015 04:27 PM
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    Kos9 Wrote: The thing is, this is the first team to try it. Now, everyone is going to be aware there is a high chance to do onside kick to start overtime so it will be much harder to do. However, chances will always be easier than onside kick formation as the receiving team is not going to line up anticipating the onside kick.
    Yea, I can totally see this becoming more of the norm in games that go into overtime. It makes perfect sense to do it, but now every team will always be ready for the onside kick from now on...so I wonder how well it's going to work out going forward.
  • Sep 14, 2015 05:31 PM
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    Dallasite Wrote:

    No offense to Fox, CBS or NBC, but nobody is as good at broadcasting sports as ESPN. And it should be that way because that's all that they do.

    I agree. When it was first announced that MNF was switching over to ESPN I admit that I was a little worried about a cable company taking over what used to be a free nationally televised game, but they have done a hell of a job for these past ten years and I couldn't imagine it going back to one of the "big four."
  • Sep 09, 2015 09:17 AM
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    big14con Wrote: I'm worried about Peyton. He looks way off to me. I think it will come down to Broncos and KC, with Broncos barely edging them. Expect a boring division race though, with LOTS o running and defense winning these games.
    I agree that this will be a boring division race. And I share your concerns about Peyton. I know he wants redemption for last year's Super Bowl appearance, but I just don't know if he has it in him to win it all this year.