Kind of a bummer with no Colorado Rapids match this week, but there are 8 other games to watch as Major League Soccer heads into Week 2. With so many great matches to watch, it is difficult to pick a favorite, but I think I am most looking forward to the matchup in Frisco, Texas. I am not fully on board with FC Dallas at this point (they should have tied last week if not for some boneheaded goalkeeping) and Sporting has a very solid team who should have come away with 3 points instead of a draw. And something about watching Portland and LA play makes for very compelling football.
Here is the weekend schedule and my far from perfect predictions on the outcomes:
The Dynamo picked their first win last week against the Crew and take on an Orlando team who was a bit unlucky to not pick of a victory in Week one. This has draw written all over it, but I think Orlando City comes out with a 2-1 win late in the match.
Goodness, Chicago was absolute crap in their first match and although they are playing at home this week I am not sure they have it in them to bring down a pissed off Vancouver side. 3-1 win for the Whitecaps.
Toronto looked great on the road last week and Columbus should have gotten a victory over the Dynamo. I am not on the TFC train just yet but they will get a 2-2 draw in this one.
This is my match of the weekend with both teams not feeling great about their week one results. As I said, I am not buying into FCD right now and I think Sporting will come out of Frisco with a win. 2-0 to Sporting.
The Union were unable to break down a resolute Rapids defense last weekend and I have concerns with their ability to score. RSL does not lose often at home and I see no reason not to take our Rocky Mountain Rivals in this one. 3-1 RSL
Good Luck San Jose. LOL. 4-1 to the Sounders.
New England looked bad against Seattle (although I think many teams will this year at Century Link) and they are still nursing injuries. NYCFC will be making their franchise debut at home and while they are not a better team then the Revs, they will get the 2-1 victory for the home fans.
Another great matchup sees the defending champs head to Portland. LA has too much for the Timbers and gets a 2-0 win at Providence.