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  • Apr 21, 2020 05:33 PM
    Last: 3mo
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    PowerPlay Wrote: It'll also be interesting to see how the Bucs turnout their 2020 season. Last year they went 7/9, so it would be crazy to see them get to the Super Bowl with Brady and Gronk.
    Wouldn't that be nuts? I wonder if Patriots fans would love or hate that!
  • Nov 06, 2019 11:15 AM
    Last: 9mo
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    For the third time in four years the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC will be meeting in the MLS Cup Final, but this year will mark the first time the Sounders will play host for the match. Tickets sold out in a matter of minutes at Century Link Field, which isn't surprising considering this is the first time the Sounders have ever hosted a MLS Cup Final (for a match they are also playing in). Home field gives the Sounders a massive advantage considering they will be playing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, which is more than three times!!! the number of people that can fit inside of Toronto's home field.

    That reason alone should give Toronto fans plenty to worry about, but the number of fans screaming against them is the least of their worries. On paper, the Sounders are the better team in basically every way you measure it. They finished 2nd in the Western Conference with 56 points compared to Toronto's 4th Place with 50. And while Toronto had slightly more goals scored in 2019 than the Sounders did, they also had more goals scored against them.

    I'm not suggesting the Sounders will completely dominate the game though. I think it will be a close match, but home field advantage, especially in a place like Seattle, can not be discounted. The Sounders will have 70,000 people cheering their hearts out for 90 plus minutes and I think that would be hard for any team to overcome.

  • Oct 07, 2019 11:30 AM
    Last: 9mo
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    I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'll be rooting for the Sounders over LAFC. I tend to root for the underdog when my team isn't in it anymore in any sport, but I also have respect for the Sounders since they are our biggest rivals.

    I honestly don't care about the East, so I just hope it's an enjoyable game to watch!

  • Oct 07, 2019 11:30 AM
    Last: 9mo
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    I'm just going to come out and say it. LAFC is going to win the 2019 MLS Cup. And there's a good chance it won't even be close.

    I'll be rooting for my Timbers with all my might, but the realist in me knows that they are going to have their hands full if they make it all the way to the Western Conference Final because they would almost surely be going against one of the most dominant teams the MLS has ever seen. LAFC has been unstoppable this year, ending the regular season with a mind-boggling 72 points and laying waste to teams all over the country in the process.

    Things are already tough enough for any team that has to play against them, but the new MLS playoff rules will make it even harder now that there's only one, not two, games each round. The change gives teams with the better record the chance to host a sudden death match, depriving the lower ranked team of getting a chance to play in their home stadium. In short, LAFC are guaranteed to play at home for the entire playoffs, including the MLS Cup, so long as they win each round.

    Anything can happen in the playoffs and LAFC know they have a huge target on their backs, but it's going to take a monumental effort by any team that plays against them to take them down. For now, I'm just happy my Timbers made it into the playoffs and I hope they and Seattle both with their first round games so I can go up to Seattle and watch the two duke it out in the Semifinals.

  • Oct 18, 2017 09:55 AM
    Last: 3yr
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    I would love to see a baseball team come to Portland, but I simply don't know where we would put the stadium! My guess is that it would be somewhere in the suburbs, which has to be taken into account because it would certainly make it more difficult to fill up the stadium for games.

    Realigning and expanding the leagues is an interesting idea, but I agree that it would be shocking to see the owners to agree to do something this expansive. I also don't know if an expansion will fundamentally change the dwindling numbers of people following Major League Baseball. The game is long and we Americans have an exceptionally short attention span. Expansion isn't addressing that simple fact.

  • Dec 09, 2016 06:10 PM
    Last: 4yr
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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
    Last: 4yr
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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
    Last: 4yr
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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
    Last: 4yr
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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: 5yr
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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.