A thread for Sounders fans to watch other teams deal with the rigors of playoff soccer.
Two matches today as the Houston Dynamo kick off their series with Sporting KC and later San Jose faces Los Angeles. Houston remains the only team that would travel to Seattle for an MLS Cup, so we should be hoping they get something done at home before traveling to Kansas at midweek to finish the series.
In the LA/SJ series I'm not sure there's a clear advantage for Seattle either way. The Earthquakes were a much tougher matchup during the regular season and Landon Donovan's ongoing ennui makes playing them more entertaining, so that's probably the matchup to hope for, but rooting for the Galaxy certainly doesn't come naturally.