MLS Cup 2013

MLS Cup Week: Stay with MLSsoccer.com for wall-to-wall coverage, plus special World Cup draw event

Usually we encourage you to be active. Getting outside to run around is good for the heart and good for the head.

This week? This week is different. This week, you need to keep one eye on the TV and the other on the computer, because we're giving you wall-to-wall coverage of everything from the AT&T Goal of the Year to the World Cup draw to – yes, we didn't forget – the MLS Cup itself.

Here's a breakdown of what's on the menu:


MONDAY, DEC. 2

2013 Coach of the Year

  • In a year of parity, was there any one boss who stood out above the rest? Jason Kreis turned RSL's rebuilding year into a Cup-contending year. Mike Petke led New York to a Supporters' Shield win – the franchise's first piece of major hardware. And Caleb Porter steered Portland to the top spot in the Western Conference and their first-ever playoff berth. Find out the winner.

2013 Comeback Player of the Year

  • Philadelphia's Conor Casey finally bounced back to his MLS Cup MVP form 18 months after rupturing his Achilles. Lamar Neagle a permanent home with his hometown team in Seattle. And New England's Kevin Alston battled through a springtime leukemia diagnosis to return to the field in mid-summer. Find out the winner.

ExtraTime Radio podcast

  • MLSsoccer.com's Nick Firchau and Simon Borg are joined by ESPN's Taylor Twellman and Sports Illustrated's Brian Straus to start breaking down the MLS Cup.

TUESDAY, DEC. 3

State of the League Google+ Hangout, 2 pm ET

  • MLS Commissioner Don Garber addresses the soccer community and takes questions from media and fans, online and live from the Google offices in New York City. 

MLS Best XI Google+ Hangout, 3 pm ET

  • Who are the guys you'll remember from 2013, the difference-makers and the new stars? Tune into this special event, hosted by KICKTV star Jimmy Conrad, to find out.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4

2013 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year

2013 Newcomer of the Year

FIFA World Cup 2014 Team Capsules

  • 32 teams are set to play for the sporting world's ultimate prize next summer in Brazil. We'll give you a guide to each of them.

On location in Kansas City

  • With 72 hours before kickoff, MLSsoccer.com arrives in the City of Fountains to report on the teams, the match-ups, and the events.

March to the Match podcast

  • Get deep into the tactics of both teams, as the MttM gang pulls 'em apart, breaks 'em down, and gives you the lowdown on what to expect in MLS Cup.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5

2013 Volkswagen MVP

  • Robbie Keane, Mike Magee, or Marco Di Vaio? The three veteran strikers put up video game-like numbers this year, but only one will walk away with the league's top individual prize.

On location in Kansas City

  • RSL touch down in mid-afternoon, and both teams have press conferences later that day. We'll give you every angle.

ExtraTime Radio podcast

  • MLSsoccer.com's Nick Firchau, Simon Borg and Andrew Wiebe figure out who's the favorite, who's fighting through injuries, and – most important – who's got the best barbeque in KC.

Brazil Bound

  • You've got the team capsules and done your reading, but now it's time to see the experts break down the draw. Check out MLSsoccer.com's exclusive World Cup 2014 video series Brazil Bound.

AT&T Goal of the Year and MLS Save of the Year

  • MLSsoccer.com reveals 2013's best goal and save, as voted by you, the fans.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

FIFA World Cup 2014 Draw

  • MLSsoccer.com will have complete coverage of the World Cup draw, including live updates of the groups, post-draw analysis, and reactions from USMNT players, including Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi

KICKTV Live World Cup Post-Draw Show, with SB Nation

  • Will it be Brazil, Ghana and France in the US group? How about Switzerland, Algeria and Bosnia instead? Lots on the line, and your good friends at KICKTV and SB Nation will break it all down LIVE immediately after the draw.

On location in Kansas City

  • Final preparations for the final match, and we'll have reports from both camps. 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Playoff Central LIVE, presented by Samsung Galaxy, 3 pm ET

  • MLSsoccer.com gets you ready for the MLS Cup final, live from Sporting Park. Join Jason Saghini, Simon Borg, ex-USMNT defender Cory Gibbs, and other special guests in the lead up to kick off.

MLS Cup (4 pm ET; ESPN, TSN2/RDS, UniMas)

  • This is the grand finale.