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October 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

My MLS playoff predictions

Photo credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

Photo credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

The playoffs have arrived, so let’s get to it. Here are my predictions, and be sure to offer your own in the comments section…

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Knockout round:

Seattle over Colorado (too tall a task for the Rapids young’uns)
Houston over Montreal (imploding Impact exit early)

Western Conference semifinals:

Portland over Seattle (Timbers’ confidence trumps their playoff inexperience)
L.A. Galaxy over Real Salt Lake (Stop Keane and Donovan if you can)

Eastern Conference semifinals:

Sporting KC over New England (League’s top defense stifles Revs attack)
N.Y. Red Bulls over Houston (Supp. Shield winners outscored Dynamo 9-1 this year)

Western Conference final:

Galaxy over Portland (Two-time champs prove too tough)

Eastern Conference final:

Sporting K.C. over Red Bulls (New York falls short of the double)

MLS Cup:

Galaxy over Sporting K.C. (Make it three-time champs)

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