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It's the best Thanksgiving weekend an MLS fan could ever want: a Conference Championship second leg on Saturday and another on Sunday to cap off the long holiday weekend. We get you set for both of them starting with the Seattle Sounders vs. LA Galaxy saga in the West which comes to a close on Sunday night. According to Mr. Sounder, Zach Scott, it's the biggest match in club history. 
 
And while the Western series still rests on a knife's edge, the Eastern Conference Championship is decidedly tilted toward the New England Revolution, who are at home with two away goals to defend vs. New York Red Bulls. Revs right back Andrew Farrell feels like this is his team's big chance to finally get their due on the national stage.
 
Also, what Landon Donovan will we witness in what may be his last game ever? Who should the Red Bulls start in place of Bradley Wright-Phillips: Saer Sene or Tim Cahill? And is Austin the new Columbus? Lastly, if you listen to ExtraTime Radio in your car, one listener shares a cautionary tale in the mailbag.

 

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There are just three games left in the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, and the guys set the stage for the second legs by breaking down the Eastern and Western Conference Championship matches on Sunday? Why are the Revs in the drivers seat? Why didn't Mike Petke tell his guys about their impending suspensions? Are the Sounders playing scared? Did LA do enough? It's all here.

The Revs' Teal Bunbury, who dropped a goal and beautiful dime on the Red Bulls, calls in to talk day-after activities (hint: brekkie), the best left-footed goal he's ever scored, the Harlem Shake, banter with Jermaine Jones and advice for Tesho Akindele.

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It's all MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, all the time on ETR. First, the guys run the rule over #NYvNE. Who is more likely to fall off, Bradley Wright-Phillips or Lee Nguyen? Will New England sit back? If they do, can New York punish them and keep Thierry Henry off the field for the second leg? Red Bulls winger Lloyd Sam joins the guys to discuss.

In the second segment, the Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez helps the guys preview a clash between the top two regular-season teams in MLS in LA and Seattle. Who's firepower will come through when it matters? Will the Sounders keep it conservative? What happens if Ozzie Alonso is out?

In the mailbag, the USMNT's struggles are examined and the guys' Dispersal Draft prediction record is, of course, dismal.

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Just six days left until the the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, are back with a vengeance. Until then, it's all about the US national team. First, the guys run the rule over another disappointing result, this time a 2-1 defeat to Colombia at Craven Cottage. Should US fans be worried? What do we need to see again Ireland to get the pep back in USMNT fans' step.

Then the guys chat with a friend of the show in Bob Bradley, who just finished a banner season at Stabæk. Although, wouldn't you know it, Bradley sees room for growth. He's also face with a decision of his own, as suitors come for the players and the coach who made the Norwegian mites tick.

In the mailbag, New York City FC and New York Red Bulls fans bring their grievances to the table, and Rudy from Orlando claims Ronaldinho as his own.

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With the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, on hiatus for a week, the guys turn their attention to the international break. That means US national team action, this time in London against Colombia on Friday. The guys chat with one of the roster's youngest stars in Rubio Rubin, who discusses his choice to represent the US over Mexico and Guatemala and even sings a little ditty.

On Thursday, New York City FC unveiled their home jersey, and Sporting Director Claudio Reyna joined the show to talk about the event and building a roster of guys to actually wear the thing. Find out what he had to say about the Frank Lampard situation, a third DP, scouting focuses and the team's future. MLS fans from all markets will want to listen closely to what their newest competitor has planned.

Beard maintenance starts the mailbag, then the guys counsel an MIT professor who's thinking about riding to the game with the enemy and Simon describes the treat that defined his childhood in Malta.

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It's down to four in the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T. Well, almost. Three are locked in and, as of taping on Monday, Seattle and Dallas were set to battle it out for the final stop. Because of that, the guys start the show with a fake recap of the match, and wouldn't you know it Simon goes against the grain.

After that little excercise, the guys turn their focus to the LA Galaxy's beatdown of Real Salt Lake. Tony Beltran says Landon Donovan "battered" him in recording just the third hat-trick in playoff history. New England battered Columbus on the scoresheet, too, although one of the ETR crew says they pretty much played perfectly.

Meanwhile, in DC, Red Bulls fans didn't exist because nobody saw them on TV. They're still alive, though. Stick around for USMNT and more Lee Nguyen talk as well as Dispersal Draft chatter in the second segment.

In the mailbag, donuts are debated and the guys assure everyone out there that it's nothing but love in the studio.

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Four games to decide which four teams will see their MLS Cup dreams live on as the MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, ramp up. The guys start by breaking down #DCvNY with the help of Bobby Boswell. He says D.C. United were angry at themselves after that 2-0 defeat at Red Bull Arena in the first leg. Now can they reverse it at home with 1,000-plus New York supporters headed south to RFK? And what about Columbus? Do they stand a chance at Gillette Stadium?

Out West, Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy have yet another playoff battle to settle at StubHub Center. Will we see the Robbie Keane who is a favorite to win MVP or the one who was nowhere to be found in Leg 1? And what about Seattle? They've got to get by Dallas to set up a fairytale Western Conference semifinal.

In the mailbag, Simon gives apple-picking advice, and Andrew's No. 1 fan takes one of the guys to task and praises another. It won't be who you think.

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The MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, are in full swing, so let's just get into it. But first the guys turn their attention to the away-goals rule. Good? Bad? Indifferent? All of the above.

Out West, it remains tight, with two draws in the opening conference semifinals. Seattle looks to be in position to advance at home, while neither LA or Real Salt Lake are in the drivers seat. But why was the game in Dallas ugly? Why couldn't RSL beat Jaime Penedo? Why is Simon eating an apple?

The Eastern Conference is a little clearer, with New England snatching four away goals and New York smacking D.C. United at home to send the series back to RFK Stadium. Peguy Luyindula is the man of the hour for the Red Bulls, and he joins to talk life in Brooklyn, arguing with Thierry Henry and his role on a team that's all of a sudden rolling at the right time.

Email us at ExtraTime@MLSsoccer.com or tweet us at @ExtraTimeRadio. And make sure you check out our West Coast brethren at March to the Match every Wednesday!

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