Both teams flying high entering the game

June 20, 2007
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
If Major League Soccer were to settle on a blueprint for a playoff series, it could do a lot worse than last year's battle between Houston and Chivas USA. Sure, there have been more dramatic postseason confrontations, with San Jose's epic comeback against Los Angeles in 2003, as well as Dallas' 1999 triumph over Chicago pushing the drama-meter into the red zone. But the confrontation that took place over two legs this past October had all of the elements needed to keep fans' attention.

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