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06 November 4:13 pm

I have mixed feelings about the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

In one respect it’s an exciting time to be an MLS fan. The games are coming fast and furious and they all have that unmistakable “playoff” feel as we begin to dwindle down the title contenders. Entire seasons hinge on every play and the tension is palpable, even from the comfort of my own couch.

But on the other hand, I wish I wasn’t watching the postseason from my couch. Let’s face it, the pain of watching the MLS Cup Playoffs when the Revs aren’t involved can be excruciating, particularly when some of our closest rivals are taking part. I’m pretty sure I dry heaved during starting lineups for the New York Red Bulls – D.C. United game this past weekend. I’m probably not alone there, either.

This conundrum leads to an interesting question for those who strike some sort of balance between being a Revolution fan and being an MLS fan: Do you watch the MLS Cup Playoffs when the Revs aren’t involved?

If you do watch, do you actually cheer for a specific team? A specific player? Or do you just watch to see what happens?

Personally, I find myself pulling for specific players more than anything else. I’m too closely tied to the Revs to ever feel emotionally attached to another team, but I do care about the success of former Revolution players whom I crossed paths with in Foxborough. Which is why I cheered for Brad Knighton in the Western Conference Knockout Round and pull for Seth Sinovic in the Eastern Conference Semis. Then of course there’s Steve Ralston, who serves as an assistant coach in Houston. They’re good guys and if the Revs can’t win, I’d be OK if they did.

What about you? Are you cheering for any player or team in particular? Or are you pretending the playoffs didn’t even happen this year?

31 October 1:40 pm

It's Halloween, and things got weird. Just another day on the Far Post Podcast! 

29 October 9:32 am

A quick recap of Saer's Twitter chat this past Friday afternoon. Thanks to everyone who participated!

27 October 4:32 pm

A.J. Soares' header from the center of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Tierney with a cross following a set piece.

27 October 1:32 pm

Revs and Impact kick off at 2 p.m. Eastern this afternoon to close out the 2012 season. Here are the starting lineups:

24 October 1:25 pm

We recap the Revs' big home finale victory over the Chicago Fire and more on this week's Far Post Podcast. Listen below!

20 October 8:13 pm

Diego Fagundez (Kelyn Rowe) gives the Revs a 1-0 lead against the Chicago Fire in the 18th minute.

20 October 6:46 pm
17 October 10:03 am

Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson and the rest of his Honduras teammates had quite the day on Tuesday, ousting Canada from 2014 World Cup play with a dominating 8-1 win. Jerry picked up a hat trick in this one-sided affair, and you can watch the highlights here:

16 October 11:43 am

"In America, it's funny to have a mullet; or different, or bizarre..."  - Juan Toja

Lots to talk about on this week's podcast, including Cathal's impending American Citizenship, Patrick Nyarko of the Fire calling Revs fans "hostile" and an extended clip of Juan Toja talking about his days with a mullet. This is stuff you don't want to miss.

And if anyone has some suggestions for Cathal on how to be more "American," leave them in the comments!

Finally, here is the 1994 team photo of the US National Team, featuring some sick denim.