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Previewing the Western Conference playoff bracket & reacting to 2020 awards so far | Extratime

There’s a chill in the air, and that means the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us. Andrew, David, Doyle and Calen dive into the Western Conference bracket. Can anybody really make it to MLS Cup, or is there a clear hierarchy? How will international absences affect Round One? Are the Sounders still the favorites? To help answer those questions, Steve Zakuani calls in to explain why Seattle-LAFC is liable to be a banger, what’s up with Brian Schmetzer’s contract talks and sort out who can actually make it to MLS Cup to face the … Union! Also in this show, MLS awards under the microscope and the best matches of the play-in and opening round.

Time Segment
5:28 Which playoff games are the guys circling on the calendar?
13:38 Sporting KC … favorites or nah?
18:58 Did voters get it right with Comeback Player of the Year?
25:55 Lucas Zelarayan or Robert Beric for Newcomer of the Year?
30:52 Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year and AT&T Young Player of the Year
36:03 INTERVIEW: Steve Zakuani talks Sounders, Western Conference
54:57 SKCvSJ: How can Quakes pull the upset in Kansas City?
1:00:56 PORvDAL: Can Dallas jump up and shock the Timbers?
1:06:50 MINvCOL: Upset special again for the Loons?
1:11:45 Luka Modric to the Galaxy?
1:14:41 Mailbag!

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