Tomorrow the MLS Cup playoffs kick off when New York takes on FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park. The following night Colorado takes on Columbus in Denver. So the question is, which of the 3 teams (Dallas, Colorado, Columbus) do you want to see Kansas City play on Saturday and next Wednesday in the Eastern Conference Semifinals?
Do you want to see KC play Dallas? A chance for revenge on one of only 2 teams to beat KC at LIVESTRONG in league play? The two teams split the season series 1-1 with each team winning away from home. KC's win was the 4-1 demolishing only 3 days after the home opener against Chicago. Also could be seen as Graham Zusi's coming out party this year as the Maryland product scored two goals and helped set up the other two by Aurelien Collin and Luke Sassano. Dallas came back and beat KC in the return leg 3-2 thanks in large part to Brek Shea as he set up both of Dallas' late goals to get the win in KC. I think Chance Myers may still occasionally have nightmares about that game.
Do you want to see KC play Colorado? The two teams split their season series with two draws between them. KC drew in Colorado 1-1 during KC's extended road trip during KC's worst run of form on the season. Ryan Smith, before he jetted back to England scored KC's equalizer in that game. In the return game in KC, the two teams once again drew 1-1 and once again KC had to come from behind after giving up an early Conor Casey goal. Zusi got the equalizer, but the goal really goes to CJ Sapong who minutes after coming on as a sub made the goal by beating his defender and forcing Matt Pickens to only knock the save into Zusi's path.
Do you want to see KC play Columbus? Like the other two teams, KC split their season series with the Crew, 1-1. KC lost 1-0 in Columbus in arguably their worst performance of the season as the team looked uninterested for long periods of that game. The Crew at the time were playing stout defense and got the goal they wanted and shut the game down entirely on KC. In the return leg, KC got a PK goal from Kei Kamara after a foul on Sapong in the box and an own goal from Julius James to give KC all 3 points in that game.
So who would you rather face? Poll on the right, feel free to leave comments on who and why here.