MLS Cup Playoff Pick 'Em: Editors believe Red Bulls can get another result in Houston's editors have expertly picked matches all year (Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle led the pack) and we're not stopping during the MLS Cup Playoffs. Next up: Sunday afternoon's Eastern Conference Semifinal first leg between the Houston Dynamo and New York Red Bulls (3:30 pm ET, NBC).

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

Editor Score Comments

Greg Lalas


The Dynamo are so good at home in the playoffs, but the Red Bulls' offensive arsenal, from Henry to Cahill to even Steele and Sam, can switch on at will, it seems. They've got enough to get a result.

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor


Of all four weekend matches, this is the biggest question mark. Based on RBNY's recent form, you'd expect them to keep rolling. But the playoffs are a different kind of curse entirely. That said, does one terrific performance against a terrible team make you believe the Dynamo are back? I'm taking my money off the table for this one.

Kristel Valencia

Yeah, I know Houston are in "noodle time" and that Bruin, Boniek and Davis are in form, but NY have owned Houston the entire season.

Simon Borg
Senior Editor


The Dynamo have turned it up a notch. Kinnear's suspension and the two home losses to NY make for an angry Dynamo team and the Red Bulls will suffer the consequences.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst


There's no way that Dom Kinnear loses three home games to the same team in the same season. But New York will happily take this result back home.

Andrew Wiebe


Another Red Bulls blowout? Forget it. Dominic Kinnear may be up in a box, but he'll be having none of that. This one will be decided by two talented (and gritty) midfields, and eventually ends in a stalemate.

Jason Saghini
Director of Video


As good as Houston looked against Montreal, the Red Bulls are a different animal. Their regular season success against the Dynamo (3-0-0) included two wins in BBVA. Still, it's hard to imagine them going a perfect 3 for 3 in Houston.

Nick Rosano


Houston and Dom Kinnear's playoff mastery should see the Dynamo to a home win over the Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon, but New York will play well enough to give themselves a chance in the return leg.

Diego Pinzon Assoc. Editor


Kinnear learns quick (viejo zorro), and he won't let New York do the same thing that happened when Cahill scored the fastest goal in MLS history. But, NY won't make the same mistakes Montreal, and Houston should expect that.



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