In possibly the most MLS thing that Major League Soccer has ever done, none of the teams seem to know when the first round of the playoffs start - specifically when the games are.
Philadelphia Union manager Jim Curtin revealed in his press conference that while the Union know that they're matching up against Toronto FC and that the game will take place in Toronto, that they don't know when that will be.
The Eastern Conference playoff participants were pretty much decided before Sunday's Decision Day showdowns, but that didn't stop the New York Red Bulls from sending one more statement of intent as the conference's top team.
The Red Bulls ran their unbeaten streak to 16 matches after beating the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, to secure first place in the East.
United's MLS playoff dress rehearsal is in Florida against a team building towards 2017
D.C. United is playing the most effective soccer in MLS right now. It's been so long since we've been able to say it that it almost feels weird. The Black-and-Red, with a win over Orlando City SC today, would be charging into the playoffs with the only five-game winning streak the league has seen this year.
If United can extend their three-game winning streak, they'll clinch an MLS playoff spot
D.C. United is so close to the MLS playoffs, it almost feels like the job is done. However, as we talked about yesterday, there are scenarios that would see them eliminated despite having lost just once in the last twelve games.
It's the final game of the season for the Houston Dynamo who are on the road against the Rapids.
Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids
It's the final day of the 2016 MLS regular season aka Decision Day. Houston are on the road to play the Colorado Rapids. The Dynamo are fighting to not end up last in the league and last in MLS while the Rapids are fighting to win the Supporters' Shield.
Decision Day in Major League Soccer is finally here, and it promises to be even more exciting than last year.
TheWestern Conference will be especially hectic as four teams vie for three playoff spots. The Seattle Sounders will try to solidify a berth and a home playoff game againstReal Salt Lake, whichis one point above the Sounders entering Sunday's clash.
The penultimate weekend of the 2016 MLS regular season this past weekend was the league's worst on ESPN.
Sunday's playoff race matches, which featured Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids (178,000 viewers) and Montreal Impact against Toronto FC (161,000 viewers), were two of the lowest rated programs for the entire day on ESPN.
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With a score of 110 points, Rolfin' on the River led the league this round. Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $12.3) scored an armband-aided 26 points with two goals to lead the team. Behind him were Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.9), who scored two goals of his own for 15 points, and the DCU pair of Lloyd Sam ($9.
Also, the first and second draft picks for the Expansion draft and MLS SuperDraft have been established.
Despite a short distance between them, Seattle and Vancouver don't have many tangible links. That may change after the leaders of Washington and British Columbia came together to create the "Cascadia Innovation Corridor.
As their opening MLS campaigns draw closer, Atlanta United and Minnesota United's future roster moves became a bit clearer on Sunday afternoon.
With the first pick in the MLS Expansion Priority Draft, Atlanta United selected the first choice in the upcoming Expansion Draft, which will see each side select five players from existing MLS rosters.
While he may have only played a bit part in New York Cosmos' 4-0 trouncing of FC Miami over the weekend, midfielder Danny Szetela still emerged from the game with the most impressive stat of all: a 100% proposal conversion rate.
Indeed, immediately after the final whistle, Szetela took his girlfriend out onto the pitch and, with an assist from his cronies in the terraces, got down on one knee and popped the question.
Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp will hold talks with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after the 36-year-old midfielder appeared to announce his departure from the LA Galaxy at the end of the current Major League Soccer season.
Gerrard's comments are bound to fuel speculation that the highly popular Liverpudlian could return to play for the club he first represented 18 years ago and for whom he made over 500 appearances.
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