The first eliminations from the MLS Conference Semifinals will take place tonight, which means a huge opportunity for MNT players to step up for their clubs.
First up is the second leg of New York Bulls-Houston (8 p.m. ET, Univision Deportes), when Dynamo team captain Brad Davis leads his team into Red Bull Arena with the sides even at 2-2 following the match in Houston on the weekend. Since it's straight up aggregate goals - there's no 'away goals' rule in MLS - tonight's scoreline will determine who moves on to the conference final.
One hour later, Sporting KC hosts New England Revolution at Sporting Park (9 p.m. ET, MLS Live). Matt Besler and Graham Zusi hope to pull SKC back from the 2-1 deficit after the loss in Foxborough.
While their performances are always important, none of the U.S. regulars need to worry about their results impacting choices for the upcoming friendlies against Scotland and Austria. U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has indicated that all players are in the running for selection, regardless of whether they remain in the MLS playoffs.