Checking out the foliage

and it will probably only be one -- will come when you least expect it and earn either the Wizards or the Galaxy the chance to play in MLS Cup.

Fall is when we crown a champion, and when we get to see all the real colors of MLS Cup and of the team that will win it all.

Former U.S. international forward Eric Wynalda scored the first goal in MLS history, and is currently the analyst on RadioShack's Soccer Saturday on ESPN2. He can be reached at He was inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Oct. 11. The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Major League Soccer or its clubs.

MLS All-Stars vs. Real Madrid is August 2. Limited tickets left!

Time is running out for your chance to see European champions Real Madrid face the best of MLS. Get your tickets to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.

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