MLS Playoffs: 6 Reasons Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy is Good for MLS

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Oct 25, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin (17) holds up the Supporters

1.  Seattle Sounders have a chance to win the Treble

Last but certainly not least is Seattle’s chance at snagging that ever-so-elusive treble, a feat that no MLS team has ever accomplished.  The Treble is a fancy term for winning all three major trophies available in North American soccer; domestic cup (U.S. Open Cup in the United States, Canadian Cup up north), regular season title (Supporter’s Shield), and the MLS Cup.  Seattle checked off the first box after defeating Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup Final.  A month later, they defeated, you guessed it, Los Angeles, to lay claim to the Supporters Shield.

And one final test remains.  Okay so technically they’re not there yet if they defeat LA but they’ll be a hell of a lot closer, that’s for sure.  However, given how dominant Seattle has been this season, the Treble doesn’t really seem that far-fetched. If any team were to ever complete the impossible, it would be those boys over in Emerald City.

Next: 2014 MLS Playoffs: Attendance Still Down Compared to 2013

An international break that we’re all going to pretend to get excited for is all that stands in the way of us and MLS Cup goodness.  In the meantime, if you’re just getting into MLS we suggest watching the upcoming friendlies: several MLS players still in the playoffs will be playing with or against USA in the upcoming matches, including:

Lee Nguyen, MF: New England Revolution (USA)

Jermaine Jones, D/MF: New England Revolution (USA)

Robbie Keane, F: Los Angeles Galaxy (Ireland)

DeAndre Yedlin, D/MF: Seattle Sounders (USA)

I digress.

So there you have it.  Why MLS is in good hands due to the Western Conference Finals. See you in two weeks!