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2015/2016 Season

1 Dallas 18 6 10 60
2 Vancouver 16 5 13 53
3 Portland 15 8 11 53
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Mauro Diaz focused on FC Dallas despite interest from abroad

The ESPN FC panel discuss whether FC Dallas will be able to overcome their 3-1 first-leg deficit against Portland.
Mauro Diaz has enjoyed an impressive campaign for FC Dallas, helping them to the Western Conference Finals.

Mauro Diaz may be a man of few words, but there is no shortage of stories about the FC Dallas midfielder.

There was the time that FC Dallas teammate Ryan Hollingshead gave a postgame interview in which he was effusive about Diaz's performance. When the assembled press walked over to Diaz to get his reaction, the entirety of his reply was, "Thank you, Ryan."

There was also the time that an FC Dallas staffer arranged a meeting between Diaz and one of his sporting heroes, San Antonio Spurs guard...

Portland Timbers' improved defense down to Borchers and Ridgewell

New England's Charlie Davies joins ESPN FC's Dan Thomas and Steve Nicol to preview the MLS conference final second legs.
The ESPN FC panel discuss whether FC Dallas will be able to overcome their 3-1 first-leg deficit against Portland.

Sometimes, one trade can make all the difference.

At the conclusion of the 2014 MLS season, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter and general manager Gavin Wilkinson knew what the side needed most, and that was defensive help. The team conceded 52 goals over the course of the campaign, and while the midseason arrival of center back Liam Ridgewell helped solidify the back line, even more reinforcements were needed.

Wilkinson and Porter had a specific profile in mind in terms of what kind of defender...

Managers may be the biggest stars remaining in MLS's final four

The ESPN FC crew discusses the accomplishments of MLS Coach of the Year Jesse Marsch of the Red Bulls and Newcomer of the Year Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC.

This MLS season was supposed to be about the superstars, the Frank Lampards and Steven Gerrards, the David Villas and Andrea Pirlos and Didier Drogbas. And in a way, it was, with the arrival of those European icons driving global interest in the league to new heights in 2015 despite their mixed level of on-field success.

The season is long over for all of those household names now, with all of their teams failing to reach the domestic circuit's final four.

Sure, some of MLS's top performers do...