Episode: Inside MLS - Crystal Ball Show


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Inside MLS - Crystal Ball Show
Anto and Nico with a quick crystal ball episode on the MLS Playoffs filled with risky picks and surprises including our favorites and what went into these decisions, which will seem like longshots if you consult the perceived favorites after the wild card matches. We take one detour and that is the recent comments by Landon Donovan during the Los Angeles-Vancouver telecast where he doubled down on an ESPN article speculating about his future in the game and with the US National Team. We breakdown the Jurgen Klinsmann response and call into question what the real motivations might be behind the talking points being force fed at the moment. We also examine each of the Conference semi-final match ups, what we think might happen and where the key factors all reside. Are the Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake the two teams that nobody wants to face, and why these two squads have all the major intangibles on their side. We discuss the impact of the Supporters Shield, why this has to be seen as the dream scenario for Major League Soccer and why the Dominic Kinnear holds the cards after taking out Chicago Fire with a performance that accounted for all the best elements of this team. We also take a look at a DC United match up missing Dwayne De Rosario that is offset by the Rafa Marquez madness and always, but always, expect the unexpected. We also look at Real Salt Lake and its biggest X Factor in Nick Rimando and a team that could be playing its last playoffs in its current form, why the San Jose Earthquakes should be feared on any return leg minus the away goal rule and whether the Houston-Kansas City series could spell longer term trouble for Kansas City if they do not solve the Dynamo early on the first leg. Loads of bold predictions here, we pull no punches and just let it roll on a playoff season that could be quite like no other.

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