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MLS Viewing Guide, Week Eight

We have a Friday night double header in week eight involving our very own Burgundy Boys.

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It is truly the weekend of double headers.  There is a double header on Friday night on UniMas and another on Sunday on FoxSports1.  For an MLS fan, it is going to be a glorious weekend of football.

For the Rapids they are taking on FC Dallas in a rematch from just two weeks ago with both teams going in seemingly opposite directions.  It is another big match for the Rapids and one that is as close to a must win that you can get in the first third of the MLS season.

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Friday (4-24)

Chicago Fire (2-3-0) vs New York City FC (1-3-3)--Toyota Park--6PM MDT (Univision Deportes)

It seems like forever since the Fire have played a game (nearly three weeks) and they are playing a NYCFC team that is truly struggling.  The Fire have a chance to be rusty in this one, but that should not stop them from grabbing the victory.

Colorado Rapids (1-2-3) vs FC Dallas (4-2-1)--Dick's Sporting Goods Park--8PM MDT (Univision Deportes)

The Rapids and FC Dallas played two weeks ago and it was such a shocking result that it is difficult to predict how this one goes.  Going with my heart and saying a Rapids victory.

Saturday (4-25)

Columbus Crew SC (2-2-2) vs Philadelphia Union (1-4-3)--MAPFRE Stadium--5:30PM MDT (MLS LIVE)

I do not see how the Union get a result from this match as I do not believe that they are a good team (at this point), and the Crew have to much for Philly to deal with.

New England Revolution (3-2-2) vs Real Salt Lake (2-1-3)--Gillette Stadium--5:30PM MDT (MLS LIVE)

This match should be a Revs victory, but I see RSL bunkering in and grabbing a draw.

Houston Dynamo (2-2-3) vs Sporting Kansas City (2-2-3)--BBVA Compass Stadium--6:30PM MDT (MLS LIVE)

This match is a difficult match to predict as both teams have had their ups and downs and this one has the look of a draw.

Vancouver Whitecaps (5-2-1) vs D.C. United (3-1-2)--BC Place--8:30PM MDT (MLS LIVE)

The Caps are the best team in MLS and DC is traveling coast to coast.  Going with the Caps in this one.

Sunday (4-26)

New York Red Bulls (3-0-2) vs LA Galaxy (3-2-2)--Red Bull Arena--3PM MDT (ESPN2)

The Red Bulls are playing some very impressing football and they are playing a Galaxy team that seems to be getting their act together.  But I like New York in this one.

Orlando City (2-3-2) vs Toronto FC (1-4-0)--Citrus Bowl--5PM MDT (FoxSports1)

Rumors are that the Toronto Gaffer will lose his job if they lose this one.  I am going to call this an upset and have TFC upsetting Orlando City.

Seattle Sounders (3-2-1) vs Portland Timbers (2-2-3)--Century Link Field--7:30PM MDT (FoxSports1)

What a terrific way to end the weekend: Cascadia!  I like the victory that Portland got last weekend, but when Seattle is on there is not a team that can beat them.  And they will be on in this one.