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Major Link Soccer: Decision day brings the Playoff Bracket to Fruition

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The final day of the regular season brings the playoff bracket to light, and the northwest to the top of the West

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Seattle Sounders FC Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle:

The final tifo of the year from ECS was absolutely stunning (with a hat tip to Sounder at Heart’s own MLS Watercolorist).

MLS:

The 2017 MLS Cup Playoff bracket has been set, with no shortage of drama coming on decision day, including the San Jose Earthquakes booking the final West playoff spot in stoppage time:

DC United fans bid farewell to their quirky yet beloved RFK Stadium on Sunday.

The LA Galaxy’s disappointing season ended with a disappointing result, with FC Dallas running away with a 5-1 victory.

In true Sunday League fashion, Sebastian Giovinco chugged the remnants of an Atlanta fan’s beer, followed by an incredible set-piece goal.

Unfortunately, the Whitecaps couldn’t deliver a Sounders friendly result, leading to the Portland Timbers winning Cascadia and finishing at the top of the West.

Columbus Crew rallied at City Hall over the weekend to ‘Save the Crew’ from ownerships desire.

United States:

Even as time passes, the USMNT’s World Cup qualifying collapse remains painful, with many continuing to search for who is ultimately at fault. But while the search for a scapegoat remains, the search for a potential problem solver continues, with former USMNT forward/firebrand Eric Wynalda set to stand for U.S. Soccer Federation presidency.

The World:

Manager David Wagner has strung together an impressive Premier League campaign for Huddersfield Town through a “freewheeling” culture, further stoking the flames for his USMNT manager candidacy.

Soccer culture is often driven by rivalry, but Lebanon’s football culture is being driven apart by both political and religious rivalries.