The Daily Wiz Predicts the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs

John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Ben, Tate and Thad take a shot at predicting the playoff matchups in the 2013 MLS Cup playoffs.

With the MLS Cup Playoffs starting tonight with the Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids Western Conference knockout round, it's time to start some predictions. The Daily Wiz staff took a shot at predicting each playoff series, listed individually below. Winners are in bold.

Tate's picks

Conference Knockout Rounds:

Western Conference

(4) Seattle Sounders vs. (5) Colorado Rapids

Eastern Conference

(4) Montreal Impact vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

Conference Semifinals

Western Conference

(2) Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (4) Seattle Sounders

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

(2) Sporting Kansas City vs. (3) New England Revolution

Conference Finals

Western Conference

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (3) LA Galaxy

Eastern Conference
(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (2) Sporting Kansas City

MLS Cup

Sporting Kansas City 2-1 over Portland


Ben's picks

Conference Knockout Rounds:

Western Conference

(4) Seattle Sounders vs. (5) Colorado Rapids

Eastern Conference

(4) Montreal Impact vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

Conference Semifinals

Western Conference

(2) Real Salt Lake vs. (3)  LA Galaxy

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (4) Seattle Sounders

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

(2) Sporting Kansas City vs. (3) New England Revolution

Conference Finals

Western Conference

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (2) Real Salt Lake

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (2) Sporting Kansas City

MLS Cup

Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Real Salt Lake (Sporting KC wins 4-3 in penalties)


Thad's picks

Conference Knockout Rounds:

Western Conference

(4) Seattle Sounders vs. (5) Colorado Rapids

Eastern Conference

(4) Montreal Impact vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

Conference Semifinals

Western Conference

(2) Real Salt Lake vs. (3)  LA Galaxy

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (4) Seattle Sounders

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (5) Houston Dynamo

(2) Sporting Kansas City vs. (3) New England Revolution

Conference Finals

Western Conference

(1) Portland Timbers vs. (3)  LA Galaxy

Eastern Conference

(1) New York Red Bulls vs. (2) Sporting Kansas City

MLS Cup

Sporting Kansas City 3-2 LA Galaxy

Who do you think is going to win? Leave your predictions below.


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