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MLS Viewing Guide, Week 30

The season is winding down for the Rapids as they travel to Houston for the final time in 2015.

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A little over a month in the 2015 season with the matches coming fast and for the Colorado Rapids that means a trip to BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston to play the Dynamo.  This will be the third trip for the Rapids to Houston this year as the Rapids tied the Dynamo 0-0 in March and the were then ousted by Houston in the U.S. Open Cup in June.  This game is meaningless for the Rapids, but a win would be nice.

The MLS Viewing Guide, Week 30:

Wednesday, September 23

Montreal Impact vs Chicago Fire--6:00 PM MDT--Stade Saputo  (MLS Live)

The Impact have a pretty big week.  Two (winnable) home games and it starts off with Chicago who is going through some massive changes after getting rid of their technical staff.  The Fire will be looking to play out the string and this should be a game that they lose.  Win for Montreal.

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

SKC got back on track with a massive win at home last weekend and will be looking to continue that momentum on the road in Houston.   Another big week for a team with two matches, at Houston is the easier of the two.  This feels like a draw.

Friday, September 25

New York Red Bulls vs Orlando City--5:00 PM MDT--Red Bull Arena  (UniMas)

OCSC needs this match to keep its faint playoff hopes alive but will be playing a very good NYRB team.  Win for the Metros.

Saturday, September 26

Toronto FC vs Chicago Fire--12:00 PM MDT--BMO Field  (MLS Live)

Chicago continues its Canadian tour with a trip to BMO Field to play a TFC team who beat the Rapids last week.  And since TFC beat the Rapids they are obviously going to go on a run and win a few.

Montreal Impact vs D.C. United--3:00 PM MDT--Stade Saputo  (MLS Live)

Although Montreal has games in hand they actually need to win those games.  DCU is on a 3-6-1 stretch and Montreal has not lost in four matches.  This should be a win for the Impact.

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

The Timbers are doing their absolute best to not make the playoffs with just two wins in their last 10 games and will be taking on Crew SC team with five wins in their last seven.  That trend continues with a Crew victory.

New England Revolution vs Philadelphia Union--5:30 PM MDT--Gillette Stadium  (MLS Live)

This is kind of a meh game this week for me.  And it should be a game that that Revs win easily.  Which means it will probably be a draw.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids--6:30 PM MDT--BBVA Compass Stadium  (Altitude Sports)

This has the potential of being a very, very ugly game of football down in H-Town.  This has 0-0 draw written all over it this one.  Sigh.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York City FC--8:00 PM MDT--BC Place  (MLS Live)

The Whitecaps have stumbled a little bit as of late but I still think they are one of the best teams in MLS.  This should be a win for them at home.

Sunday, September 27

Sporting Kansas City vs Seattle Sounders--3:00 PM MDT--Sporting Park  (ESPN)

A terrific matchup that could be a preview of the Western Conference final.   Seattle has found their form again and SKC, although they got a win last week, is still struggling a bit.  Call this a win for Seattle.

San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake--5:00 PM MDT--Avaya Stadium  (Fox Sports 1)

This is a must win for both of these teams if they want any hope of making the playoffs.  RSL is playing much better as of late, winning three of four.  The Quakes have not won in four matches, but I think they right the ship and win this one.

LA Galaxy vs FC Dallas--7:30 PM MDT--StubHub Center  (Fox Sports 1)

LA has hit a dip in form and has not won in three and Dallas has won 3 of 4.  I think the home team rules this won and LA gets back on the good side with a win.