The MLS regular season concluded yesterday, and the playoff bracket is now set. (Click the photo for a downloadable bracket, if you are so inclined).
In the East, Houston Dynamo will host Montreal Impact on 31 October, and the winner will move on to face the Supporters Shield (most regular season points) Winners, the New York Red Bulls in one Eastern Conference semifinal. The other Eastern Conference semifinal will pit Sporting Kansas City against the New England Revolution.
In the West, the knockout round features Seattle Sounders hosting the Colorado Rapids on 30 October, with the winner advancing to play the regular season conference champions, the Portland Timbers. The other Western Conference semifinal sees Real Salt Lake do battle with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The conference semifinals and finals are home and home legs, and the final will be played at the stadium of the team that earned the most regular season points (meaning if the Red Bulls advance all the way to the final, they are guaranteed to host it).
Any predictions on who wins the MLS championship?