And the reward for finishing first-place in the Eastern Conference and earning home-field advantage in the MLS Cup Finals? Well, of course, it's traveling to Commerce City, Colorado, to take on thedefending MLS champion Colorado Rapids
in the first leg of a home-and-home series.
The MLS Playoffs, they are CON-founding.
It's a big-time game squeezed into the third slot of an MLS triple-header on Sunday. (Why Sunday? Well, why not?) Sporting and Colorado kick off at 7 p.m. on Fox Soccer. (If you want to try the old-fashioned TV-radio combo, Callum Williams and Jake Yadrich will call the game on 810 a.m. If you're under 28-years-old, what you do is watch the TV with the sound off and play your radio. If you're under 18, a radio is a device that people once used to listen to news/sports/entertainment.)
Here's what you should know about the game.
LAST FIVE GAMES
T-W-T-W-W (11 points)