MLS Cup Playoff Pick 'Em: Editors like Sporting KC in leg 2, split on series winner vs. Revolution

MLSsoccer.com's editors have been expertly picking matches all year (Armchair Analyst Matthew Doyle led the pack) and we're not about to stop during the MLS Cup Playoffs, which resume with the Eastern Conference Semifinal second leg between Sporting Kansas City and New England (9 pm ET, MLS LIVE). 

Disagree with the picks? Make your voice heard in the comment section below!

Editor Score Comments


Greg Lalas
Editor-In-Chief


2-1
(NE win series in PKs)

SKC will win the battle, but lose the war. Because when it comes down to penalties in the playoffs, it's hard to bet against Matt Reis. So I won't.


Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor

DRAW
0-0

New England know the key to getting out of Sporting Park alive is by keeping it tight and tidy. Desperation times in KC, and another playoff flameout for Vermes & Co.


Simon Borg
Senior Editor

DRAW
0-0

Unless they start their most experienced scorer, Claudio Bieler, and park him in the Revs penalty area, Sporting will continue to struggle in the goals department against a Revolution team that has shown they know how to pack it in on the road.

Kristel Valencia
Editor FutbolMLS.com


3-0
I think Vermes has made up his mind and will start Claudio Bieler to solve some of the struggles up front; if SKC score goals in the early minutes, they wont be pushed to desperation and can easily control NE’s counterattack.


Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst


2-1
(NE win series in PKs)

I think the Revs will be under siege the entire time, and SKC will find a couple of breakthroughs. But as Bradley Nowell once said, you can't fight against the youth. Revs roll on PKs.


Andrew Wiebe
Editor


2-0

New England got their goals at home, but they won't get them on the road. Sporting even the match via set piece, then bundle home a goal late in front of a frenzied crowd to move on to the Conference Championship.


Jason Saghini
Director of Video


2-1
(NE win series in PKs)

I've flip-flopped many times on this match but it's deadline time. Call it a feeling, but I think Heaps and crew will scratch out a goal and fend off the SKC onslaught just long enough to get to PKs, where it's anyone's game.


Nick Rosano
Editor


1-0
(SKC win series in PKs)

Sporting will have the better of play in their home stadium, but their struggles in front of goal will help this one reach extra time, and eventually penalties. Peter Vermes' team have been here before, and I like them to keep their cool in the shootout.


Diego Pinzon
FutbolMLS.com Assoc. Editor

DRAW
0-0

Something tells me New England are going to close down in the back and push SKC to desperation.