The 2011 MLS Cup playoffs have already had two casualties. FC Dallas fell at home to the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night, and then the Colorado Rapids continued their puruit of consecutive titles with a win over the Columbus Crew on Thursday.
With the first ever wild card round of the MLS playoffs behind us, let's look at the schedule for the upcoming games (Quarterfinals? Conference Semifinals? Whatever), all of which will be on TV from here on.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls
At Red Bull Arena: Sunday October 30, 3:00 PM, ESPN2
At Home Depot Center: Thursday November 3, 11:00 PM, ESPN2
Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Rapids
At Dick's Sporting Goods Park: Sunday October 30, 7:30 PM, Fox Soccer
At LIVESTRONG Field: Wednesday November 2, 8:00 PM, Fox Soccer
The Conference Final matches will then be held on Sunday November 6, and MLS Cup 2011 is scheduled for Sunday November 20.
Huh? Two weeks later? Huh? Not the day after Thanksgiving?
I feel like all I've been doing these days is putting up polls. So here's another. With D.C. United out of the playoffs, what remaining team do you plan on rooting for? Or are you just rooting for our rivals to lose early and often?