The 2009 MLS playoffs are set to kick off tonight with the Houston Dynamo taking on the Seattle Sounders and SBI will spend the next two days previewing the four first-round match-ups.
We will preview the Houston-Seattle series later today, along with the Chicago-New England series. The Columbus-Real Salt Lake and LA-Chivas USA previews will follow on Friday. For an overall primer on the post-season, you can read ESPN.com colleague Jeff Carlisle's overview of the MLS playoff first round.
Here is our question for SBI readers. Which teams do you see winning the four first-round series? I see Columbus, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle winning their series and advancing to the conference finals.
Now it's your turn to vote on all four series after the jump:
Who will win the MLS first-round playoff series?
Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt Lake
Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chivas USA
Houston Dynamo vs. Seattle Sounders
Which teams did you vote for? See any upsets happening? Which series are you most looking forward to?
Share your thoughts below.