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MLS Viewing Guide, Week 14

A busy week 14 for Major League Soccer including the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

13 matches spread over four days makes this Major League Soccer fan a mighty happy guy.  The matches are coming fast and heavy as summer time is upon us.  Let alone all of the MLS matches, there is also the Women's World Cup that starts this Saturday with two matches.

It is truly the summer of football.

Here is your MLS breakdown for week 14:

Off This Week: None

Wednesday, June 3

D.C. United vs Chicago Fire--5:00 PM MDT--RFK Stadium (MLS Live)

A battle of two (current) playoff teams in the Eastern Conference should be a good one as both clubs are coming off victories.  I have not been the biggest fan of DCU, but I do think they are a solid team that should come away with the victory at home.

Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew SC--5:00 PM MDT--PPL Park (MLS Live)

Both teams are coming off of disappointing results and the home team is usually favored, but I am still not convinced that the Union are a good team just yet.  I think that the Crew will grab a tie at PPL Park.

Montreal Impact vs Vancouver Whitecaps--6:00 PM MDT--Stade Saputo (MLS Live)

The Whitecaps had a massive victory at home last weekend and the Impact were dismantled by the Fire.  This one should be a Vancouver win, but I think it ends in a feisty draw.

Friday, June 5

Houston Dynamo vs New York Red Bulls--7:00 PM MDT--BBVA Compass Stadium (UniMas)

The Metros should be very bummed with how they lost at Seattle on Sunday whereas Houston got a solid point on the road at NYCFC.  The city of Houston will need this one to raise spirits after the devastating floods and this will spell a rough night for the Metros and a Dynamo victory.

Saturday, June 6

D.C. United vs Toronto FC--5:00 PM MDT--RFK Stadium (MLS Live)

DCU is at home again against TFC who are riding a two game winning streak.  TFC will be missing a few key cogs and this should be enough to give DCU the victory.

Philadelphia Union vs New York City FC--5:00 PM MDT--PPL Park (MLS Live)

Nothing makes a Rapids fan happier than seeing a Jason Kreis led team struggle.  Call this a win for the Union

Columbus Crew SC vs Montreal Impact--5:30 PM MDT--MAPFRE Stadium (MLS Live)

The Crew are not yet firing on all cylinders and this home tilt with the Impact will be a tricky one.   It will be closer than people think but the Crew will pull out the victory late.

Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders--6:30 PM MDT--Sporting Park (MLS Live)

The match of the weekend should be a Western Conference final preview.  I like the look of both teams and I think the friendly confines of Sporting Park will be enough for SKC to get the W.

Chicago Fire vs Orlando City--6:30 PM MDT--Toyota Park (MLS Live)

For as good as Sporting v Seattle could be, this game has an equal chance to absolutely suck.  This has tie written all over it.

LA Galaxy vs Vancouver Whitecaps--8:30 PM MDT--Stubhub Center (MLS Live)

The Caps have another busy week of travel (Vancouver to Montreal to Los Angeles) and this will cause some tired legs which should lead to a Galaxy victory.

Portland Timbers vs New England Revolution--8:30 PM MDT--Providence Park (MLS Live)

The Timbers are on a nice run and the Revs will be missing a few key players.  Timbers victory

Sunday, June 7

Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids--3:00 PM MDT--Rio Tinto Stadium (ESPN News)

The Rapids have not beaten RSL in over two years. Read that again.  The Rapids have not beaten RSL since April of 2013.  That has to end and I think it does this Sunday.

San Jose Earthquakes vs FC Dallas--5:00 PM MDT--Avaya Stadium (Fox Sports1)

An enjoyable game to end the weekend sees the Quakes take on the Hoops from Dallas.  I like the Quakes in this one to pick up a critical victory.