Today’s the day!
The MLS Cup final awaits and our playoffs prediction league remains a tight contest, with absolutely nobody gaining any ground from the extra categories introduced for the conference finals.
Once again, there will be a chance to earn some extras and boost yourselves up the table as the Seattle Sounders visit Toronto FC to play for it all. Here are the standings:
|Name||Correct Scores||Correct Results||Points|
|Mark De Luca||1||6||8|
Here’s how you can score points this time:
- five points for the full-time score at the end of play (including extra time)
- three points for picking the winner (please specify this if you have the game going to penalties)
- five points for picking the first goalscorer
- five points for picking the MVP
And here’s a few of our writers’ predictions to get started.
Dawid Burzynski: Toronto FC to win 2-1. For the first goal, it will be Jozy Altidore on a nice feed from Sebastian Giovinco. For the MVP, it's a tough choice between Gio, Jozy, and Tosaint Ricketts. I will take Ricketts scoring a dramatic winner and claiming the MVP on the back of his late-game heroics. 2-1 Toronto, Altidore, Ricketts.
Mark De Luca: This comes as no surprise - call it biased, call it whatever you may - but I'm going with Toronto FC for the win. This MLS Cup will definitely be one for the books, but being at home will most definitely play to TFC's advantage. BMO Field, like I've said before, is a fortress, the Toronto fans are hungry and frankly it's time. Final score: 3-1 Toronto at the end of 90 minutes. All For One, COME ON YOU REDS! 3-1 Toronto, Altidore, Bradley.
Jon Peckitt: A cold, blistery affair will lead to a cagey matchup. The teams will still be stuck at 0-0 come half-time, with a handful of yellows between the two sides for good measure. Jozy will be the first to break through early in the second half, and Ricketts will add yet another late tally to clinch the final. 2-0 Toronto, Altidore, Altidore.
Oliver Platt: Regardless of how much Seattle may like their chances against Toronto’s back three, this is the Reds’ to lose. If they take their chances, they’ll win the MLS Cup and the way they’re hitting the net at the minute, I have no reason to believe that won’t happen. 3-1 Toronto, Giovinco, Giovinco.
Give us your picks in the comments, enjoy the match and come on you Reds!