Western Conference semifinals
Previews, predictions for N.Y. vs. L.A., and RSL vs. Sounders
For the past two seasons, the power center in Major League Soccer has resided squarely in the Western Conference. Last season, the West produced both MLS Cup finalists, and this campaign it contained the four highest point totals in the league.
But the structure of the MLS Cup playoffs is such that the best teams will knock one another out long before the MLS Cup final on Nov. 20. And the presence of an Eastern Conference interloper, the New York Red Bulls, raises the incredible possibility ...
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