Knockout rounds came and D.C., Philly, RSL, and SKC all just made cameo’s in the 2016 playoffs. L.A. was able to grind out a 1-0 victory at home. MTL with another 1-0 win up at Stade Saputo. TFC scored 2 goals at a rocking BMO Field, and SEA took it to FCD with a 3-0 victory in the great northwest.
Decision day came out of the gates hard and we try something new this week. We give a full “live” timeline update of all the goals and their impact on the playoff picture on the final week of the 2016 regular season.
The Penultimate week of the 2016 regular season has come and gone and the playoff races are getting interesting. The East is all but locked down, still 1 spot up for grabs and the order to fight for. Now the West is a different story with 4 teams fighting for 3 spots.
Red Bull New York gives up another 2 goal lead this time leading to a 3-3 draw up in Toronto. Columbus wins in the most boring 5 goal game possible. New England coming into form at the best time possible as they route Montreal 3-1
A full slate of MLS action this week sees the return of the Prodigal Son back to LA and he comes off the bench to make a cameo. New England finally shows that they do indeed have talent and if they can keep up this form will prove to be a tough out in the playoffs. Veron and Royer start for RBNY and look dangerous both ways.
2 World Cup Qualifiers in the books with a combined score of 10-0. The USMNT advance to the Hex and stories abound. The return to form of Jozy Altidore, the return period, of Sacha Kljestan, and finally, the rise of Cristian Pulisic. The Red Bulls also pulled off only their second road win of the season and they can thank Erik Hurtado for that.
The rosters for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers were announced and with injuries to Zardes, Dempsey, and the pull out of Brooks there was room for some surprises and one of the bigger ones was the return of the Great Mustachio, Sacha Kljestan. The Red Bulls and Revolution played a match that was pedestrian, but out in Portland and down in D.C. goals were plentiful.