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MLS Viewing Guide, Round Three

The Rapids are in DC this weekend. What about the rest of MLS?

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Major League Soccer is in its third week and again all 20 teams are in action before the International Break.  For the Colorado Rapids, it means a trip to Washington DC to face struggling D.C. United.  Here is how the rest of the schedule breaks out:

Friday, 18 March 2016

New York City FC vs Orlando City--5:00 PM MDT--Yankee Stadium--UniMas

NYCFC and OCSC are both coming off disappointing draws in which both felt they should have taken all three points.  This match is a measuring stick for both second year teams and I think NYCFC gets the win

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew SC--3:00 PM MDT--Toyota Park--MLS Live

If I would have told you that the Fire would have more points than the Crew after two matches you would have said I am full of it.  And yet, here we are.  That being said, Columbus has way too much talent to not win this one.

New York Red Bulls vs Houston Dynamo--5:00 PM MDT--Red Bull Arena--MLS Live

The Dynamo kicked the crap out of Dallas last week and the Metros got their asses kicked in Montreal.  This is another measuring stick match and I think that the Metros finally win and beat an overrated Dynamo team.

FC Dallas vs Montreal Impact--7:00 PM MDT--Toyota Stadium--MLS Live

I like this match.  A lot.  Montreal is riding high after two huge wins and FCD will be licking their wounds after the ass kicking from last weekend.  Dallas win.

Seattle Sounders vs Vancouver Whitecaps--8:00 PM MDT--Century Link Field--MLS Live

Seattle and Vancouver are both struggling right now but are both better than their records would suggest.  This will be a very good game that I think ends in a draw.

LA Galaxy vs San Jose Earthquakes--8:30 PM MDT--StubHub Center--MLS Live

San Jose has yet to play away from home and LA will be happy to be home so they can't complain about altitude or wind.  I do not know which of these teams are good or bad, but I am going to go with the home team.

Portland Timbers vs Real Salt Lake--8:30 PM MDT--Providence Park--MLS Live

I am pretty sure Portland will win this game.  But....RSL can score, but they can't defend anything.  Call it a Timbers win.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution--12:30 PM MDT--Talen Energy Stadium--MLS Live

This is a weird game for me.  It has the chance of being sneaky good and I have no reason why.  So it will probably be a boring 0-0 tie.  Regardless, this one has draw written all over it.

D.C. United vs Colorado Rapids--3:00 PM MDT--RFK Stadium--ESPN2

Well....Shkelzen Gashi is out for the Rapids.  And DC is not a good team right now.  Not sure what either has to do with the other, but screw it.  Call this a Rapids upset win.

Sporting Kansas City vs Toronto FC--5:00 PM MDT--Children's Mercy Park--Fox Sports 1

The game of the weekend is the last one.  I like this one as a 2-2 draw and possible MLS Cup preview.