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MLS Cup Round 1 preview: Everything you need to know

Taylor Twellman breaks down Josef Martinez's movement ahead of Atlanta United vs. New England Revolution.
The 2019 MLS Cup playoffs begin with Round 1 kicking off Saturday.

The international break has come and gone, meaning the revamped MLS Cup playoffs are about to kick off. A 14-team field, single elimination all the way to MLS Cup, no more international breaks interrupting the postseason in its most dramatic moments -- the 2019 playoffs have a fresh, vibrant feel. With that buzz firmly established, we break down each of the six Round 1 matchups, which start Saturday.

Jump to: Atlanta vs. New England | Seattle vs. Dallas | Toronto vs. D.C. | Salt Lake vs. Portland...

The hardest part of Wright-Phillips' switch to veganism? Watching a Chick-fil-A open near his home

NY Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips believes some people may not like Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of MLS but they "have some truth".

Once an unheralded striker who played the majority of his matches in the second and third tiers of English football, Bradley Wright-Phillips is hoping a reinvention will extend his career. At 34 years old, the MLS veteran's offseason shake-up to his lifestyle might extend his foray into Major League Soccer's record books.

Last winter, Wright-Phillips made the decision to become a vegan.

The New York Red Bulls forward initially raised eyebrows in the dressing room with his choice, challenging long-held...