Monday, December 1, 2014

It's wazzup.

I must confess: one of the things eating up extra time and energy this past week or so has been the conference final ties (or MLS Cup semifinals, to our foreign friends). Yeah, I watched much of it and it was hella-entertaining. I understand the dynamics of my job, but I would be lying to say that I was not extremely pleased for both Charlie Davies and Landon Donovan right now.

In case you missed any of the weekend second legs, here is how the Galaxy and Revs set up their third title clash in 13 seasons...














- Greg Seltzer

5 comments:

dikranovich said...

I'm confused, who calls the MLS cup semifinals, the conference final ties? When you say foreigners, ar you referring to Americans, or Europeans?

Greg Seltzer said...

It is quite simple, really. They are the conference finals, which are played in the form of ties. I am American, writing largely to Americans, and thus foreigners are those that reside outside America. And these folks largely do not know what a conference final is, so putting them in the terms of cup semifinals clarifies what bracket purpose the ties serve in the scheme of crowning a champion.

dikranovich said...

Greg, I think most Americans when hearing a game called a tie, think of it as being a draw. Doesnt MLS call it the MLS cup semifinals, brought to you by ATandT?

Greg Seltzer said...

One, you are conflating it all together. Two, I promise you most American fans (let alone those who would come here) know precisely what a tie is when referring to a two-leg knockout whatever you wish to call it.

Let us not veer off path with word games. Thanks.

dikranovich said...

im rooting for the same team coach K will be rooting for on Sunday. now that I know jay heaps played ball in durham. plus, I don't want a new gold standard in MLS.