And then there were four.
After a weekend of clutch performances, and one historic upset, the final four teams are set for the MLS Conference finals. The Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire, the two best teams in the East this year, meet in the East final, while the underdog New York Red Bulls have crashed the Western Conference final, where they will meet fellow West final debutante Real Salt Lake.
If you were hoping for some even match-ups in the conference finals, you certainly have them. The Fire and Crew faced off twice and tied twice, while the Red Bulls posted a 1-0-1 mark against RSL this year, although you can argue they were outplayed in their 2-1 win.
In other words, picking the winners of these series won’t be easy. If you think you can, then go ahead and give us your picks for both conference finals:
What do you think of the Conference Final match-ups? What individual match-ups are you most looking forward to? Who do you see emerging as a surprise hero?
Share your thoughts below.