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MLS Cup Playoffs 2018 - Conference Finals

Discussion in 'Major League Soccer' started by LionNYC, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. Shwafta

    Shwafta Regular Member

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    I think the knockout rounds are great examples of what a 1-and-done bracket would look like. Knockout games are always a blast, so imagining a whole playoff like that would be awesome! And we can get the "upset odds" by just looking at mls's knockout round upset stats. It would change because there would be more seeds involved in these knockouts, but at the end of the day I don't think it'll change it too drastically.

    and yeah better games = more interest = more people watching/spreading the word = more tv ops = more exposure = ...you get the point
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    Would have been interesting to see a one-game knockout between Atlanta and NJ in Red Bull Arena. The game played there last night wasn't representative because Atlanta was sitting back nursing its 3-goal lead.

    I do think after those two games that the Five Stripes are the better team - they've raised their game considerably in the playoffs. Perhaps home field advantage or the luck of a single game series would have carried the Red Bulls through, however.
     
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    Shawn Ryu Junior Member

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    Without the rule, I think its fair to say SKC vs Portland would have at least went in to extra time.
     
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    canchon Active Member Seasoned Supporter

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    Red Bull players are all now saying “I can’t wait until the rules change and we only have to play at home next year!”

    Watch them finish in the 4 seed next year and not get a home game. Yeah, don’t assume you will get the #1 seed every year dingbats.
     
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    Ulrich Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    They’re losing Tyler Adams and BWP is gonna be a year older and slower.
     
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    Midas Mulligan Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter International Liaison

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    I Zaprudered this whole thing for about 15 minutes. I’m convinced that guy was intending to gesticulate about the time wasting and whatever he had in his hand just slipped out. He immediately looked embarrassed and sheepish.
     
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    mgarbowski Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    This has gone surprisingly unremarked here. That was astounding.
     

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