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Mascot Madness: Major League Soccer East

Vote for our matchups in the MLS East region here.

We’re making the bracket mania of March a little more, well, cute and ferocious and silly. How? With Mascot Madness (click that link to learn about the process of this).

This is the Major League Soccer East region. Voting opens on Friday, March 16th at 12:00p Central Time and will close at the same time on Sunday. Major League Soccer West is up next.

Matchups were chosen based on similarities (or just randomized) and the bracket will be a single-elimination knockout. Regions will be combined for later rounds.

Bitchy the Hawk v Talon the Eagle

Bitchy the Hawk | Toronto FC
Courtesy Bleacher Report

Live mascots have an edge about them. They’re cool, but things can malfunction when they take the stage. And when you’ve got a hawk named Bitchy flying about the stadium...

Talon the Eagle | DC United
Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Talon is a bird too, though a little less alive-looking. But any bird who wears cleats for a match isn’t messing around.

Poll

Bitchy the Hawk v Talon the Eagle

This poll is closed

  • 78%
    Bitchy the Hawk (Toronto FC)
    (22 votes)
  • 21%
    Talon the Eagle (DC United)
    (6 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now

Tac-Tik v Sparky the Dalmatian

Tac-Tik | Montreal Impact | Courtesy Francois Demers

Tac-Tik plays humble when he has to—he almost looks shocked that there’s a crowd for him. His playing days are long past though.

Sparky the Dalmatian | Chicago Fire
Abel Arciniega

That’s quite a flag for a dog to carry, but it’s no sweat for Sparky, the typical firehouse dog.

Poll

Tac-Tik v Sparky the Dalmatian

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Tac-Tik (Montreal Impact)
    (5 votes)
  • 81%
    Sparky the Dalmatian (Chicago Fire)
    (22 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

Kingston the Lion v S.C.

Kingston the Lion | Orlando City
Courtesy Orlando City

What do you get when you cross a lion and a bear and give it dreadlocks?

SC | Columbus Crew
Courtesy ISN Soccer

The Coolest Cat of Columbus Crew. Does the “S” stand for Save?

Poll

Kingston the Lion v SC

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Kingston the Lion (Orlando City)
    (10 votes)
  • 62%
    SC (Columbus Crew)
    (17 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

Slyde v Golazo

Slyde | New England Revolution
The Sun Chronicle

What does the fox say? Who knows, but he’s got a flag for communication purposes.

Golazo | Miami FC
Street Characters Inc

Yeah, Miami isn’t in MLS yet, but they’ve got a mascot, so we’re rolling with it.

Poll

Slyde v Golazo

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Slyde (NE Revolution)
    (16 votes)
  • 40%
    Golazo (Miami FC)
    (11 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now

That’s all for the first round of the MLS East. Check back on Sunday for the results and voting for MLS West!