MLS Cup Playoffs 2013: Examining Players Who Will Dominate in Conference Finals

With just four teams remaining in the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs, the matches are getting more important with each passing day. The conference finals feature a pair of excellent matchups that could truly go either way, so it will be up to the star players to step up and play at an elite level.

Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers will do battle in the Western Conference Championship, while Sporting Kansas City will take on the Houston Dynamo out east. Many fans are surprised that the likes of the Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Sounders and New York Red Bulls are already out, but that speaks to the talent on the remaining teams.

Here is a closer look at three players who will almost certainly rise to the occasion and play to the best of their abilities in the conference finals.


Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)

No player remaining the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs scored more goals during the regular season than Real Salt Lake forward ...

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