The 2016 MLS Playoffs are almost underway, and there are a few more things you need to do to get prepared. First, stay hydrated. This is good practice in general, but with the tension and excitement of the playoffs (not to mention the drinking and the eating), you’ll want to be in top shape. Second, clear your schedule. Remember the joy/agony of SKC’s double-post PK last year that would have (should have) eliminated Portland? You never know when you might miss a moment like that.
Finally, you will want to join Sounder at Heart’s Playoff Dancing League as part of the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Bracket Challenge. It is a very simple process, just a few clicks on which teams you
want to think will win, a few guesses about matchup scores, and agreement to MLSsoccer.com’s terms and then you’re in. If you’ve signed up, you can search for “SounderatHeart’s Playoff Dancing League” or just follow this link if you’re lazy: http://bracket.mlssoccer.com/og_objects/v1/mlsbracket/en/leagues/1283.
You may have other pre-playoff rituals or preparations, but how many others come with a potential reward of a VIP trip to the 2017 Superdraft in LA? I am not authorized to award prizes on behalf of Sounder at Heart, BUT I am authorized to offer you prizes on behalf of MLS if you sign up for their game and join certain leagues. That prize is the overall winner’s reward, then there are a couple of decent awards if you sign up for a couple of the league’s official bracket leagues (imaginatively titled the MLS Club Official League and the MLSstore.com Official League, which I am now realizing was a ploy to get me to link to their website without me realizing it).
Enjoy the playoffs. Let’s keep dancing.