MLS Cup Playoffs 2015: Conference Finals Scores, Reaction and Updated Schedule

The race for the MLS Cup is underway.

The first leg of the MLS Conference Finals began Sunday with the Eastern Conference Finals, as the Columbus Crew hosted the New York Red Bulls followed by the Portland Timbers playing host to top seed FC Dallas in the Western Conference Finals.

Columbus is the only team in this field of four that knows what it's like to win a championship. As irony would have it, the Crew beat the Red Bulls back in 2008 to win their first MLS Cup. The Red Bulls haven't made it to the Finals since.

On the West side, FC Dallas hasn't been to the MLS Cup since 2010, when it fell to the Colorado Rapids in extra time thanks to an own goal. The four-year-old Timbers franchise is looking for its first-ever trip to the MLS Cup Finals.

Here's a rundown of Sunday's first-leg action.


Eastern Conference Finals Columbus 2, New York 0 It didn't take long for the Crew to put their stamp on the Eastern ...

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