That is right--Major League Soccer has its first midweek match this week and as such, here is your viewing guide for the week! No guarantees that I will be accurate this week, but I did have my best week picking games of the year at 4-4. It brings my season record to 10-24 after I took the first week off.
Our Colorado Rapids do not kick off until Friday, but there is a pretty darn good matchup on Wednesday as Columbus Crew travel to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps.
Only in Major League Soccer could you have a meeting in week six with one team playing its sixth game and the other its fourth. And they send the Crew to Vancouver on a Wednesday and then they travel to Foxboro on Saturday. Well done MLS. I really like the Caps and this should be a win for them.
FC Dallas (3-1-1) vs Colorado Rapids (0-1-3)--Toyota Stadium--5PM MDT (UniMas)
Well we all know about the Rapids scoring woes and we have heard about tissue-gate with Oscar Pareja (which by the way, Caleb Porter is a whiny punk about everything). FC Dallas will break their two game winless run, and in turn the Rapids will set an MLS record for winless streaks at 19, but the Rapids will grab their first goal of the year and this will start the turn around. I think.
New England Revolution (2-2-1) vs Columbus Crew SC (1-2-0)--Gillette Stadium--1PM MDT (MLS LIVE)
Just because the Crew are getting royally screwed in the schedule department I am going to go with Columbus in this one.
The Union are an absolute dumpster fire right now and they should lose this game. But they will somehow rally around their goalkeeper debacle and grab a tie at home.
Is D.C. United really as good as their record suggests or are they really lucky. I think it is a bit of both, but the Metros are a good team and they will grab an important road point.
This goes down as the ugliest match of the week as the Impact will be completely drained from their massive match on Tuesday in Costa Rica and Houston is not good right now. But Houston will grab a goal late and take all three points.
This is the match of the weekend for me as Sporting is rounding into form and RSL is off to their typical solid start. Sporting will win this rematch of the 2013 MLS Cup final and hand RSL its first loss of the year.
San Jose Earthquakes (2-3-0) vs Vancouver Whitecaps (4-1-0)--Avaya Stadium--8:30PM MDT (MLS LIVE)
Vancouver will play its second match in four days and this will cost them as they drop a winnable game in San Jose on a late strike by the Quakes.
Orlando should enjoy the solid beer selection and lovely weather in Portland because I just can't see them getting a W from this one.
A great way to end the weekend sees the defending MLS Cup Champs taking on the defending supporters shield winners. A tie would be a logical choice in this one, but I think Seattle ends up taking this match as the early season form of the Galaxy continues to suck.