With the regular season done, now the real fun begins. Full details on the 2018 MLS Cup playoffs, including who's in and who plays who and when.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 to win their Western Conference semifinals series on a 5-3 aggregate.
Baird, 22, beat the Philadelphia Union's Mark McKenzie and Orlando City SC's Chris Mueller to the prize and is the first Sal Lake player to win it.
Damir Kreilach had two goals and Jefferson Savarino helped create the second-half winner on a deflected goal as visiting Real Salt Lake upset LAFC.
Sebastian Blanco scored his 10th goal of the season and added his 11th assist to help the Portland Timbers clinch a Western Conference playoff spot.
With only a few weeks of the MLS regular season to go, NYRB hold the top spot in ESPN's Power Rankings, while Real Salt Lake fade at the wrong time.
Sebastian Blanco scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to lead the Portland Timbers to a 4-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Ike Opara's second-half goal helped Sporting Kansas City salvage a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Sunday and inch closer to a playoff spot.
Julian Gressel had a goal and an assist as Atlanta United FC defeated visiting Real Salt Lake 2-0 Saturday.
Real Salt Lake signed veteran English defender Nedum Onuoha, the player said Thursday in a radio interview.
|Sporting Kansas City||34||18||8||8||+25||62|
|Seattle Sounders FC||34||18||5||11||+15||59|
|Real Salt Lake||34||14||7||13||-3||49|
|Minnesota United FC||34||11||3||20||-22||36|
|San Jose Earthquakes||34||4||9||21||-22||21|