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Scoreboard watcher: MLS conference semifinal viewing guide and open thread for D.C. United fans

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If the only way to drown your sorrows is to watch more soccer, we are right there with you.

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Now that D.C. United's season is over, many will take a step back from watching MLS, preferring to focus on United's offseason (of which there will be plenty of coverage here). However, if you simply can't help yourself from watching whatever soccer is on at any given moment, we will still be here for you as well. If you're watching the rest of this weekend's games, watch them with us.

New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew

Sunday, Nov. 9 | 5:00 PM EST | ESPN2 | Gillette Stadium | Foxborough, Mass.

Preview: The Columbus Crew are in an even worse position than D.C. United were coming into their second leg. Columbus lost 4-2 at home against the Revs last week, and so have to win by at least three goals on the turf in New England to be able to move onto the next round. The winner of this game, of course, will take on the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals.

LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

Sunday, Nov. 9 | 7:30 PM EST | ESPN2 | StubHub Center | Carson, Calif.

Preview: The first leg was a cagy affair, with Real Salt Lake unable to nick a goal and drawing the LA Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium. They were able to frustrate LA's potent attack, and if they can do that in LA they might just be able to steal a goal (and the series). With the away goal rule in their favor in this match, basically every goal they score counts double. Any game could be Landon Donovan's last, and so I will be turning in to watch this one.

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas

Monday, Nov. 10 | 10:30 PM EST | NBCSN | CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Wash.

Preview: A late Monday night soccer game? Don't mind if I do! The Seattle Sounders come into this game with the advantage, having drawn 1-1 in Frisco, Texas, last weekend. Should they win, they would be the first Supporter's Shield winner in the last three years to progress past the first round of the playoffs. Ozzie Alonso dominated the game in the first leg, and if he can again in this game, the Sounders should be on their way to the Western Conference finals.

As always, this is your place for all of your pre-game, in-game, and post-game talk.