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ExtraTime Radio: Two wild nights of KO Round action set up rivalry matches in Audi MLS Cup Playoffs

The Knockout Round is kaput after two wild nights, but that doesn’t mean the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs are set to peter out. Catch your breath quickly because the Conference Semifinals are here.

Andrew, Matt and David are up bright and early to break down all the action, starting in the Western Conference where the Portland Timbers and Sporting KC played a classic on Thursday night. That followed up another epic match in Seattle as the defending champion Galaxy saw their season end early. Now, the semi matchups are set – #DALvSEA and #VANvPOR – and there’s plenty to get excited about.

The Eastern Conference didn’t have PK insanity, but Jermaine Jones added some referee craziness to get the blood pumping. What happened at RFK? Do D.C. feed on the doubters? And what went wrong for Toronto? The guys tackle the tough stuff as Didier Drogba and Montreal prepare to host Kei Kamara and Columbus Crew SC and the Atlantic Cup takes the postseason stage – again. Should the Red Bulls be considered MLS Cup favorites? Doyle chimes in.

In the mailbag, what’s an Orlando City fan to do now that the season is over? Plus, trash talk from D.C. fans, scenes from the Timbers Army and the likelihood of a first-time MLS Cup champion.

Be a part of the next ETR Book Club as we review Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World by Raphael Honigstein. How did Jurgen Klinsmann help spark the revolution that took German soccer from doomsday to a World Cup victory? Email your thoughts to extratime@mlssoccer.com to be included in the show!

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