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Philly’s Danny Califf speaks about the MLS East (and so do I)

Mar 15, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

I was determined to make this “Eastern Conference” day around the ProSoccerTalk headquarters. I even had my favorite, local Philly cheese steak spot circled for dinner.

But it’s so darn difficult right now. MLS West sides absolutely undressed the East on opening weekend, going 5-1 in cross-conference play.

And then all this CONCACAF Champions League newsiness, with Seattle ground into Mexican mincemeat and Los Angeles forced to rethink the whole “greatest brand in soccer ever” thing.  The West may not ultimately be best – well have to see – but the left side of MLS has definitely ranked higher on the “trending meter.”

Maybe this weekend will be different. In fact, let’s count on it. Among the nine games this weekend is Colorado’s visit to Philadelphia on Sunday, the next chance for you to hear the good work of Arlo White and Kyle Martino on NBC Sports Network. Here’s Union center back Danny Califf, talking about last week’s loss to Portland and this week’s hope opener at PPL Park.

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  1. sir1389 - Mar 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    West is the best

  2. Wolfgang Depner - Mar 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    I see the Union do some damage in the east. SKC obviously at the top of the heap, but the poor performance of the Red Bulls and still-improving United gives Philly some room to do some damage. Granted, they have gone through a lot of changes, but Nowak will have them prepared.

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