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What to Watch This Weekend: The Independence Weekend Edition

The Rapids have two games over the holiday period. Can they come out with six points?

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The Colorado Rapids are back at home for two games in a row over the Independence Day holiday weekend, taking on Houston Dynamo and Seattle Sounders. It has been a rough patch for the Burgundy Boys as they have lost three in a row (in all competitions) and will look to get back on track and climb up the Western Conference table.

But aside from the Rapids, is there any other soccer to be had this weekend? Here is what I am watching:

Major League Soccer

FC Dallas vs Toronto FC—Saturday, 5:00 PM MDT (MLS Live)

This feels like it could be an MLS Cup preview as these two teams seem to be the class of the league (at this point) and both appear to be build for the long haul. Toronto has only lost twice in 17 games and Dallas only three times in 16. Regardless of who comes out ahead, my guess is that these two teams will see each other again.

Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo—Saturday, 7:00 PM MDT (Altitude)

Our Burgundy Boys are back at home to take on a vastly improved Dynamo team who, on paper, should come out with a win against the Rapids. The Rapids are not playing good soccer right now and the Dynamo are due a road win. This feels more like a tie to me, but with the Rapids, anything is possible.

San Jose Earthquakes vs LA Galaxy—Saturday, 8:30 PM MDT (UniMas)

The California Classico is back and these are two teams that truly do not like each other. And in games like that, it can lead to some exciting and passionate soccer. It is a great way to end the MLS evening.

Colorado Rapids vs Seattle Sounders—Tuesday, 7:00 PM MDT (Altitude)

The MLS Cup Champions visit Commerce City for the only time in 2017 and both teams have been struggling. The Rapids’ struggles have been well chronicled, but the Sounders appear to be suffering from a massive five alarm hangover and have yet to kick it into gear this season. Will a visit to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park be the tonic that they need? Let’s hope not.

International Friendlies

United States of America MNT vs Ghana—Saturday, 2:45 PM MDT (ESPN, UniMas)

A Gold Cup tuneup match for the red, white, and blue has them in Connecticut to take on one of their international nemesis in Ghana. There is a lot of history between these two teams so it should be a pretty good match to watch. For me, I am curious to see how the Stars and Stripes line up and who takes the pitch.

So that is what I am watching this weekend...how about you? Hit us up in the comment sections and let us know!