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Predict the MLS playoffs - the conference finals, part one!

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It’s finally back.

MLS: Toronto FC at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS playoffs are back for the Eastern Conference finals, and here’s how our prediction league stands with five games remaining:

Name Correct Scores Correct Results Points
James Grossi 4 7 19
Arjon 4 5 17
Philip Zivanovich 2 8 14
Oliver Platt 2 6 12
AnthonyT97 2 6 12
Dawid Burzynski 3 8 11
HeavyRedFlow 1 6 9
pkarvanis 1 6 9
Jon Peckitt 1 6 9
Mark De Luca 1 5 7
AMS1984 0 5 5
stoppage_time 1 1 4
Michael Veenstra 1 1 4
SaskTFCFan 0 3 3

As always in the first leg, tonight you can score three points for guessing the correct scoreline and one point for picking the correct outcome. A couple of Waking the Red contributors have had a go below, and you can leave your choices in the comments.

Montreal Impact vs Toronto FC

MLS: Toronto FC at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Peckitt: This match will be a bloodbath, with 60,000+ fans expected in the Big O. These teams don't like each other very much, and have already seen each other five times this season. Ignacio Piatti will get Montreal on the board after a defensive miscue, but Sebastian Giovinco will respond with the crucial away goal late. 1-1.

Oliver Platt: This will almost certainly prove to be wishful thinking, but my head says Toronto FC are the stronger team this year and this tie might not be as complicated as people expect. 1-2.

Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Peckitt: No Tim Howard. Shkelzen Gashi questionable. It will be tough for Colorado to pull a result in front of 40,000 people at CenturyLink Field. Seattle will look to take another multi-goal advantage on the road with them for the return leg, much like they did against FC Dallas. 2-0.

Oliver Platt: Seattle playing their home leg first might be advantageous to them here; I’m not sure Colorado have the attacking punch to pose enough of a threat to stem the waves of Sounders attacks that will inevitably be coming their way. 2-0.