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November 7 - FUV FC: MLS Playoffs Heat Up with Second Legs Approaching

by Brendan Bowers, Aniello Devita
Sounders fans.

CMFrango, Flickr

The MLS playoffs are heating up and only four teams will be left after this weekend. The gang preview the upcoming matches and takes a look back at last weekend's games, including the New York Red Bulls 2-0 win over DC United. The crew also talks about the UEFA Champions League matches from Tuesday and Wednesday, including some of the surprising results. 

Five on Three: November 5th - Alexander the Great

by Anthony Pucik, Brendan Bowers

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On this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers looked at the Washington Captials new all-time points leader, Alex Ovechkin, and where he goes from here. They also looked at the Pittsburgh Penguins' resigning goalie Marc Andre Fluery and what that means for them going forward, as well as the Rangers' defensive injuries, the Islanders recent slide and the Devils finally ending their shootout losing streak.

Giants Fall to Colts 40-24

by Kristian O'Hara

Tommy Gilligan, Flickr

The New York Giants lost their 3rd straight game on Monday night, 40-24 to the Indianapolis Colts. New York was dominated from the start, scoring three points in the 1st half. Andrew Luck threw for 350 yards for the fifth road game in a row, an NFL record. The Giants will now travel to Seattle to face the defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.

Red Bulls Start Postseason Off Strong

by Aniello Devita

Aniello DeVita/WFUV Sports

Three days after the Red Bulls finally won a playoff game at Red Bull Arena, the team's first since the arena opened in 2010, the Red Bulls busted out of the gate in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against rival DC United Sunday afternoon in Harrison, New Jersey. 

Devils Win First Shootout Since March 2013

by Brendan Bowers

Brendan Bowers/WFUV Sports

March 10, 2013, a date which was 600 days ago, and 18 Devils shootouts ago.  On that date, the New Jersey Devils were at home against the Winnipeg Jets in a game that would be decided in a shootout.  The Devils would go on to win that game 3-2, winning the shootout 1-0 with Patrick Elias scoring the only shootout goal between the two teams.  Nobody who left that arena that night knew that they just saw the last New Jersey Devils shoot out win in exactly 600 days

October 31: FUV FC - MLS Playoffs

by Kris Venezia
Red Bull Arena.

Matt Rasmussen, Flickr 

The Major League Soccer playoffs have arrived with the worst-to-first DC United with the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the Seattle Sounders the top seed in the Western Conference. FUV FC takes a look back at the controversial penalty call that helped FC Dallas advance past Vancouver. The gang also discusses the New York Red Bulls breaking the curse as they won a playoff game at home (a rare feat for the Bulls in recent years). Of course, there is also a look at the big matches this weekend overseas. In Germany, Borussia Dortmund squares off with Bayern Munich.

World Series Recap

by Tara Sledjeski

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For the third time in five years the San Francisco Giants are World Champions. The Giants latest World Series title came last night after a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game Seven of the series.