The MLS season wraps up this weekend, and the playoff bracket is mostly set. Six teams from both conferences qualify: the top two sides earn byes, while the other four play one-off games to advance. The conference semi-finals and finals are home-and-home series, followed by the MLS Cup Final on Sunday, December 10 (hosted by the highest remaining seed). There will be four Sundays with games overlapping the NFL. The MLS is not particularly a white-friendly league, drawing its replacement-level players from all over the CONCACAF region. Some teams field a majority white side and feature many integral white starters; others trend toward the opposite. The league's salary cap structure has created a lot of turnover, so a team that started 7-8 whites one year may end up starting 7-8 non-whites the next, and vice versa. In this thread, I'll try to summarize the playoff teams based on their star players, regular starters, and goal-scoring threats. This keeps things simple enough that I won't go insane figuring out if every suntanned player south of the Mason-Dixon line is secretly Mexican or has 3/16 Amerindian admixture. I will try to do a few teams at a time, aiming to finish before the playoff games begin next week so that we can determine our proper rooting interests.