So according to 75% of MLS fans*, the playoffs are now over after Seattle's 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Real Salt Lake last night. For the rest of you, though, I have good news! There's still an MLS Cup to be won, and the favourites are playing against the New York Red Bulls in New York. Yes, it's NYRB against the LA Galaxy, which means we'll be seeing the two most expensively assembled MLS teams on the planet doing battle.
*Measured in anti-playoff indignation. May not be accurate.
NYRB (4-4-2): Frank Rost; Roy Miller, Tim Ream, Stephen Keel, Carlos Mendes; Joel Lindpere, Rafael Marquez, Dane Richards, Teemu Tainio; Luke Rodgers, Thierry Henry.
Substitutes: Bouna Coundoul, Stephane Auvray, Juan Agudelo, Dax McCarty, Mehdi Ballouchy.
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Josh Saunders; Todd Dunivant, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Sean Franklin; Juninho, David Beckham, Mike Magee, Landon Donovan; Chad Barrett, Robbie Keane.
Substitutes: Donovan Ricketts, Frankie Hejduk, Chris Birchall, Dasan Robinson, Michael Stephens, Paolo Cardozo, Adam Cristman.
For more on these two teams, check out LA Galaxy blog LAG Confidential and Red Bulls blog Once A Metro. We'll have live coverage of this game in our Red Bulls vs. Galaxy StoryStream. For more on the entire world of soccer and the rest of the MLS playoffs action, check out SB Nation Soccer.