1. Sporting Kansas City vs. New York Red Bulls – U.S. Open Cup
The final! It’s a The Management dream, KC hosting ‘Muricuh’s FA Cup. Unicorn-moonman trophy time! Sporting Kansas City 2-1
THAT needs to be the trophy.
B. Atlanta United vs. L.A. Galaxy – MLS
It’s time to stop thinking about Atlanta as a mere expansion club. They’re in 5th in the Eastern Division, and the 7th-9th place squads are falling off the pace. Remember: Top six make the playoffs. Atlanta climbs to 4th. RESULT: Atlanta 4-0
3. Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact – MLS
Montreal is one of said teams falling off the playoff pace in the East. More bad news. Noobstradmus is having Canadiaian visions of a three-goal route by the league #1 hosts. Impact now just three points out of 6th and the playoffs. RESULT: Montreal 3-5
Official mascot of Canadiaian soccer battling.
[The three Copa MX games previously posted here have been postponed. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by the massive earthquake.]
6. Gremio vs. Botafogo – Copa Libertadores
The first leg of this quarterfinal tie ended in a scoreless draw. Advantage, Gremio? Noob thinks not. Winner gets to advance to semis. RESULT: Gremio 1-0
7. Lazio vs. Napoli – Serie A
Napoli finished 3rd and 5th last season, and sit #1 and #4 very early this season. And the Italians get four teams into next year’s Champions League instead of three did last year. RESULT: Napoli 1-4
8. Charleston Battery vs. Charlotte Independence – USL
South Carolina. North Carolina. Fiiight! And it should be a humdinger, as these sides are #2 and #3 in the East. The Independence inch closer to catching the Battery for 2nd place. RESULT: Charleston 3-0
Facts is facts, South Carolina. Don’t blame Noob.
9. Seattle Sounders 2 vs. Phoenix Rising – USL
Another Amuricuhn expansion team on the go! Phoenix is in a dead heat with Tulsa Roughnecks for the last playoff spot (six get in) out of the West. But they’ve played two fewer games than Tulsa. And Seattle 2 is horrible. Phoenix edges into 5th place. RESULT: Phoenix 0-1
10. Urawa Red Diamonds vs. Kashima Antlers – Emperor’s Cup
This is the FA Cup for Japan. Urawa got a really tough Round of 16 draw in league #1 Kashima, but at least they get to host the one-off match. Antlers will heed our Urawa cry – gym, tan, sushi! Sadness reigns. RESULT: Kashima 2-4
The Situation is taking a Urawa game off.
This silhouette either indicates where the sushi goes or the last seconds before harikari.