Weekend MLS Preview

Weekend MLS Preview

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 27, 2007

Dallas dropped a home game to New York last night. I have to say, the more I see New York the more impressed I get with them. They held their own on the road and got a much needed three points. Go ahead and rate them number one for next week’s power rankings.

I figured a draw in that game and almost got it though. Another 20 and Dallas would have gotten a draw against a very strong side.

But now it is on to the weekend games. Plenty, and I do mean plenty of action. I will go ahead and throw in next Monday’s game since that is possibly being looped into this weekend’s action (plus it will save me time for the weekend to enjoy the games).

Saturday’s games:

Kansas City Wizards at Toronto FC: I enjoyed their contest the other night, now throw in a sellout to debute MLS to Canada and we could see an even better contest. Toronto will also debute froward Danny Dichio, so some offense could come (finally) from the Red Leafs. I said before I believe Toronto would escape this week with at least one point from KC. I still believe that. Toronto will finally find the back of the net as well. WVH Prediction: KC 1, Toronto 1

DC United at Columbus Crew: DC is in a rear 10 point whole to start the season. I almost feel that they were docked points or something at the beginning of the season. This team is still too good of a team to be 10 points out of first. They should get their first points this weekend. As for Columbus, they do have the defense to frustrate DC’s attack and if they can get anything positive out of newcomer and legend Schelotto, then it could be an interesting contest. We will know more answers of DC after this game I believe. WVH Prediction: DC 2, Columbus 1

CD Chivas USA at LA Galaxy: LA is another team that is in need of points in a hurry. Only a six point whole behind west leader Dallas (though Dallas has played plenty more). Many answers will come from the Goats this weekend. Is the midfield good enough to beat a good team. Remember they had their way with two of the league’s worst in RSL and TFC. Though with their performance against Houston, it makes me believe they can beat a team like LA who is having their ups and downs already in this young season. It will be spirited and very hard fought. I do hope to see LandyCakes come alive in this one though. LA needs his play to be stellar right now. If not, I am taking the Goats. WVH Prediction: Chivas 2, Galaxy 1

Sunday’s matches:

New England Revolution at FC Dallas: Can the Hoops respond after getting beat last night to New York? Yes. At this point NY is a much better side than the Revs. New England gave up points last time to Columbus and they cannot do the same on the road with Dallas. I expect some tired legs from the Hoops but they should be able to get some magic from Ruiz and Cooper. Keep an eye out for Twellman though, he always has a nack for scoring against the Hoops. Be safe, go for the draw here. WVH Prediction: FCD 2, NE 2

Chicago Fire at Houston Dynamo: Could easily be the best matchup of the weekend. Houston needs to get hungry and create some offense and get Brain Ching going. Some are tabbing Chad Barrett of the Fire as a darkhorse Golden Boot Winner, I don’t buy it. Things will fizzle out and this will be a very defensive game. Clark returns for the Dynamo from what I am hearing. Should help spark the Dynamo. I hope to see DeRo more involved in this one and even create some offense. I like the Dynamo in a close one. WVH Prediction: Houston 1, Chicago 0

Monday’s contest:

Colorado Rapids at Real Salt Lake: I expect a tough contest. Will Colorado bounce back from their defeat at Dallas? Yes, because let’s face it, RSL sucks something awful this season. John Ellinger will soon be fired. I see a load of goals in this one from both sides. Cunningham and Adu along with a couple from Gomez and Brown. WVH Prediction: Colorado 3, RSL 2