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MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: A Viewer's Guide to Red Bulls-DC United and Columbus-Montreal

Red Bulls-DC at 3 ET. Crew-Impact at 5. Here's everything you need to know!

Time to get a second leg up on the competition. Watch the football!

GAME 1: New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United

3:00 p.m. ET, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey
WATCH on ESPN/ESPN Deportes, STREAM on WatchESPN

ON THE AGGREGATE: Red Bulls lead 1-0 courtesy of Dax "The Facts" McCarty.

VEGAS SAYS: On the moneyline, RBNY -290, United +650.

WHY RBNY WINS: An economist friend of ours insists that home field advantage is worth about two-thirds of a goal.

WHY UNITED WINS: Honestly, the Red and Black haven't won in Harrison since 2012. If Mike Petke comes back and suits up in the United back four like he used to, I'll give DC a chance. But really, they might need their opponents to help out with a red card or an own goal.

PHUN PHACT: One year ago today, United bested the Red Bulls 2-1 in the second leg of the semifinals. It wasn't enough, as the Jerseyites advanced to the conference final on a 3-2 aggregate.

HRB's PREDICTION: Sacha's Stache 4, United 2.

GAME 2: Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact

5:00 p.m. ET, MAPFRE Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
WATCH on ESPN/ESPN Deportes (U.S.) and TSN1/RDS1 (Canada), STREAM on WatchESPN

ON THE AGGREGATE: L'Impact lead 2-1 as their winning streak hit five games.

VEGAS SAYS: On the moneyline, Crew SC +105, Impact +230.

WHY COLUMBUS WINS: The Crew have scored two goals or more twelve times at home this year, while Montreal has done so just three times on the road.

WHY MONTREAL WINS: The Quebecois have taken all three contests against the Crew in 2015, and Didier Drogba scores when, where, and how he wants. In that order!

PHUN PHACT: Following what was deemed by MLS to be "inappropriate conduct" directed at match officials after last week's first leg, Don Garber & Co. fined Impact executives Nick De Santis, Adam Braz, and owner Joey Saputo "undisclosed amounts."

HRB'S PREDICTION: Crew 2, Impact 2.