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Major League Soccer’s Western Conference has produced the last three league champions – Real Salt Lake, the Colorado Rapids and the L.A. Galaxy – and also is home to the top club in the 2012 regular season, the San Jose Earthquakes.
Between the top-seeded Quakes and the No. 5 seed Vancouver Whitecaps, a team in only its second season of existence, the second through fourth seeds were separated by three standings points in the regular season. All of which should make the MLS postseason pretty entertaining in the West.
The Whitecaps and Galaxy open the postseason with Thursday’s knockout round match pitting No. 5 at No. 4. The Galaxy, the defending MLS Cup champion, probably feels a little disappointed with how its regular season went, and now must play the extra game just to keep its season alive.