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  • Betcris.com The Portland Timbers are out to claim their second MLS championship in four years with a win over Atlanta United this week. Portland has had an incredible run through the postseason to this point. The Timbers were the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference, but they defeated the No. 4, No. 2,   More

  • Friday, November 23rd, 2018

    MLS Conference Finals Preview

    By Jonathan Willis

    Betcris.com The MLS Cup Conference Finals are set to kick off this Sunday with the first leg of the two-legged ties. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Atlanta United will square off against the New York Red Bulls, while the Western Conference Finals will see the Portland Timbers take on Sporting Kansas City.   More

  • Betcris.com If you’re a soccer fan living in the Big Apple, you stand a good chance of losing both teams still alive in the hunt for the MLS Cup this week. The New York Red Bulls and New York City FC both lost the first leg of their Eastern Conference Semifinals tilts 1-0 and now both teams need to win to move on to   More

  • Betcris.com The second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals will take place this week with the lower seeds getting their turn to host a playoff game for a spot in the Western Conference Finals. No team has been eliminated just yet, after close results in the first leg. In the most recent showdown between   More

  • Friday, November 2nd, 2018

    MLS Conference Semifinals Preview

    By Jonathan Willis

    Betcris.com We are now down to the final eight teams in the quest to hoist the MLS Cup. The knockout rounds were full of the surprises we have come to expect in the MLS Playoffs. Three of the four higher seeds upset their lower seeded counterparts on the road, with New York City FC being the only team to pick up a win as a favorite. The Portland Timbers weren’t too much of an underdog on the soccer betting odds in their match-up against FC Dallas, but Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake were not expected to beat DC United and Los Angeles FC.   More

  • Thursday, November 1st, 2018

    MLS Knockout Rounds Preview

    By Jonathan Willis

    Betcris.com After a grueling 34-game regular season that lasted eight months, the MLS playoffs will get underway on Wednesday. The eight teams squaring off in the middle of the week will take part in the conference semifinals later in the week, and it’s very likely one of them makes it to the MLS Cup Final   More

  • Betcris.com It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Decision Day has some important games, but none are more important than the clash between Sporting Kansas City and Los Angeles FC. Sporting KC are currently in first place in the Western Conference, but they have just a two point lead over LAFC and FC Dallas for the   More

  • Betcris.com The New York Red Bulls are looking to win their third Supporters’ Shield in six years. They are currently just one point behind Atlanta United with two matches left to play in the MLS regular season, and they need every point they can get. Winning the Supporters’ Shield as the team with the best regular   More

  • Betcris.com Los Angeles FC couldn’t have asked for a better inaugural MLS season. The franchise was looking to make a splash in hopes of carving out some reliable support in a city where the success of the Los Angeles Galaxy already helped lead to one team folding. The conventional wisdom was that this team could be fun to   More

  • Betcris.com There’s only one MLS playoff spot left in the Eastern Conference, and DC United have their designs on it. DC United have made an incredible rally from where they were at the beginning of the season. They had just 11 points through the first 14 games of the season, putting them on pace for a paltry 27 points.   More

  • Betcris.com The race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference might be decided when the referee blows his final whistle in this game. The New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United have been the two best teams in the MLS for much of the season. Currently, Atlanta United has 63 points, the Red Bulls have 59 points, and no other club in the league has more than 53 points.   More

  • Betcris.com The race for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference is going to be intense down the stretch. Sporting Kansas City currently have a one-point lead over FC Dallas for homefield advantage throughout the Western Conference Playoffs with six games left. Sporting KC are looking to squeeze out   More

  • Betcris.com The New York Red Bulls are looking to stay atop the Eastern Conference after their game with DC United this week. The team located in our nation’s capital has been on a tear over the last six weeks. They have moved all the way from the bottom of the standings to a position just two points behind the Montreal Impact for the sixth and final playoff spot in the East.   More

  • Betcris.com With Wayne Rooney leading the way, DC United continues its climb out of the Eastern Conference cellar. They have already passed Chicago, Orlando City, and defending champions Toronto, and now DC United are within striking distance of a potential playoff spot. It would be a remarkable turnaround for DC United, who looked dead in the water just a couple months ago.   More

  • Betcris.com As the stretch run and final two months of the regular season commence two of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer are the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City. However Sporting Kansas City has been much more consistent over the long haul which has put them in second place in the Western Conference behind FC Dallas.   More

  • Betcris.com As powerful as Atlanta United FC has been for the 2018 Major League Soccer season Orlando City SC could not be more opposite. Indeed, Orlando City SC is mired in yet another year of misery. Sadly, that has been the norm for this bottom feeding MLS franchise that has wallowed near the bottom of the standings since its reformation in 2015.   More

  • Betcris.com It has been a sluggish month of August for the LA Galaxy as they have failed to post a win and have lost ground in the Western Conference standings. What is most disappointing about this month is the fact that the LA Galaxy was playing so well in the two months before that.   More

  • Betcris.com As the MLS stretch run commences the Seattle Sounders are on the outside looking in as far as the Western Conference standings go. However, Seattle is just three points out of a knockout round playoff spot. Currently four points ahead of Seattle in the Western Conference are the LA Galaxy, who are in fourth place in the Western Conference standings..   More

  • Betcris.com Both Los Angeles FC and Real Salt Lake are in a neck and neck race to stay in the knockout round of the MLS Western Conference. However, LA FC has stumbled recently with the Vancouver Whitecaps lurking nearby ready to take over their playoff spot if the slump continues. Real Salt Lake has also been sluggish lately although somewhat better than LA FC.   More

  • Betcris.com New York City FC has picked up where they left off last year and is in the thick of the Eastern Conference with first place Atlanta United FC. New York City FC is just four points behind Atlanta United FC but has two games in hand. This builds upon New York City FC’s run last year in which they made the conference semifinals.   More

  • Monday, July 30th, 2018

    MLS Betting Odds Juventus vs. MLS All Stars Match Picks

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.com As far as possible opponents to face the MLS All Stars few could possibly be more fitting than Juventus. Known throughout the world as one of the most successful teams in Italy, Juventus offers the biggest possible name on the marquee and will be a natural draw for fans who want to see how the best of the   More

  • Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    MLS Betting Odds Sporting Kansas City vs FC Dallas Match Picks

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.com After a strong start Sporting Kansas City has tailed off and has recently lost three out of their last four games. Despite their recent woes Sporting KC is in third place in the Western Conference behind FC Dallas and Los Angeles FC which puts them in the top spot of the knockout round. As for first place FC Dallas they have been in much better form with just three losses all season.   More

  • Thursday, July 19th, 2018

    MLS Betting Odds Portland vs Montreal Match Picks

    By Anonymous

    Betcris.com Among the most successful franchises in all of Major League Soccer have been the Portland Timbers. With a passionate fan base and a 2015 championship there is much for them to be proud of. So far this year the Timbers have been solid though not quire dominant. And recently there has been a slight degree of inconsistency.   More

  • Betcris.comThe conference finals aren't quite said and done yet, but we're at the point that it seems fairly obvious that we're headed towards a rematch of 2016 MLS Cup in 2017. Toronto FC and Seattle still have some work to do to finish off their ties, but these last 90 minutes in the conference finals to be played this week might still have some magic left in them yet.  More

  • Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

    Sounders - Reds favorites on MLS Cup odds

    By Andrew Ryan

    Betcris.com The international break for the last round of World Cup qualifying created an odd lapse in the schedule in the middle of the MLS Cup playoffs. It will have been two and a half weeks from the point that the Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew, Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC have been on the pitch, and now, they need to ramp it up right away for a Tuesday night fight that will provide the backdrop for the thrilling conclusion of the conference finals.   More

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