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MLS Playoff Race

Our brand new "Can You Haiku?" piece was so popular in the past two issues that we're thinking about making it a permanent piece. Here’s yet another forum for you to express your views and zen-like thoughts about a given topic through some simple and beautiful haiku poetry. For this issue, we gave you a chance to make your case for your team’s chances in the MLS Playoffs later this month:

Hardest working team
Went worst to first in one year
The Crew is a scream!!
--Toni Gillenwater / 56 / Columbus, Ohio

Chicago's on Fire,
Earth trembles in San Jose,
Crew go all the way.
--Paul Neeson / 42 / Lake Zurich, Ill.

Tony is a wall
Wolff and Arnaud top if off
Shut them out and score!
--Katy Bull / 20 / Bloomington, Ind.

Esky and Jaime
Dazzle with foot skill and speed
United's hopes swell.
--Kriss Neuman, Aptos, Calif.

With Landon and Ching
The Earthquakes will rise again
MLS be warned.
--Tory Jacobson / 21 / Rexburg, Ind.

Rapids in Playoffs
Defense Wins Championships
Cannon MVP.
--Todd Taylor / 31 / Tampa, Fla.

Watch out for the Burn
Climbing out of the cellar
And on to the Cup.
--Sean Miller / 31 / Dallas, Texas

Autumn leaves falling,
Time for the Revolution
To get hot and win.
--Tim Atchison / Boston, Mass.