The last time Chivas Guadalajara, Mexico’s most popular club, moved aggressively to monetize its considerable following north of the border, it all failed rather spectacularly. Chivas USA lasted just a decade in Major League Soccer, and its enduring and incorrigible mediocrity was such a burden on the league that it decided to buy out owner Jorge Vergara, handing him a tidy profit, just so it could dissolve the club. Now, per a Bloomberg report, Chivas is considering pulling its games from Univision the season after next, in the fall of 2018.
Because it’s extremely easy to predict what happens in MLS — yeah, right — PST’s staff has taken it upon themselves to predict the upcoming 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs, which kick of Wednesday night. Links to each of our Twitter accounts have been included, because… well, you know why. Knockout round Toronto FC over Philadelphia Union D.C. United over Montreal Impact LA Galaxy over Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders over Sporting Kansas City Conference semifinals New York Red Bulls over D.C. United Toronto FC over New York City FC FC Dallas over LA Galaxy Seattle Sounders over Colorado Rapids Conference finals Toronto FC over New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders over FC Dallas MLS Cup Toronto FC over Seattle
Sixteen teams remain in the battle to clinch the Premier League’s first European place of next season’s tournament, and we have some tremendous battles on tap for Tuesday and Wednesday in the EFL Cup (formerly the League Cup). Today we focus on the 24 hours ahead of us, focusing on Tuesday’s five matches and allowing the Manchester Derby, West Ham-Chelsea, and Southampton-Sunderland to percolate a bit. That’s not to say we don’t have a pair of giants dueling on Tuesday. Liverpool is three wins away from a return to the final, where the Reds fell in penalties last season. Standing in their way is Tottenham Hotspur, a deep squad which won’t have to worry much about a quick turnaround from Saturday.