MLS Weekend Preview

MLS Weekend Preview

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 29, 2007

I have to be rather brief about these previews this weekend. So again, I apologize for that.

Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas: I think both teams are playing rather well right now. Dallas is fairly back to full strength as they return home to face their in-state rivals from Houston. The Dynamo have been red hot as of late and are perfect against western clubs this season. I honestly think that this one will be too close to call and it will be a draw.

WVH Prediction: FC Dallas 1, Houston 1

New York Red Bulls at Columbus Crew: Columbus is another fairly hot team as they host one of the league’s best from New York. I believe New York has too many weapons offensively and Columbus has a bit of an aging line, plus the keeper situation in Columbus seems dicey as they are changing keepers now. I like the Red Bulls, maybe not in a blowout like last time but in one that they should win comfortably. But I do think Schelotto will make his mark for the Crew in this one and get another assist.
WVH Prediction: RBNY 2, Columbus 1

New England Revolution at Chivas USA: The Revs are still without Twellman but they do get Michael Parkhurst and Steve Ralston back for this one. Chivas loses some big key players in the back and I think it will hurt them this time around. They will be fine up top but in the back will be another thing. I think the Revs break the winning streak that Chivas has at the Home Depot Center and goes back east with three points.

WVH Prediction: New England 2, Chivas 1

Colorado Rapids at Chicago Fire: To of the most desperate teams in the league right now face-off in the Windy City for the first game of July. I think the Rapids are going to be missing too much as we saw last night when they got blown out at DC. They aren’t the best of road teams either. Chicago on the other hand will be missing a couple guys and are a bit of a mess right now with their coaching situation. I honestly see these two in a draw. Colorado has to find a way to score early if they want any points. Their first meeting of the season in Colorado will resemble this one…boring.

WVH Prediction: Colorado 1, Chicago 1

Toronto FC at Kansas City Wizards: I think this is the perfect game for the Reds to get their first road win. I believe they will finally have the Wizards number as the Wizards haven’t been playing too well as of late really. Plus no Eddie Johnson to score goals up top and no Jimmy Conrad to lead the troops in the back. I believe it will be a physical game as you know Mo Johnston will bring it out in his club. I think Toronto needs to win this game to create some sort of rivalry with the Wizards. I think it could be there if they do. I think Jeff Cunningham will be the difference in this game and Toronto will get three points.

WVH Prediction: Toronto FC 2, Kansas City Wizards 1

And lastly, I may not be posting too much over the next few days due to a wedding that I am in tomorrow and I will also be traveling early next week. So the post may be few and far between one another! Feel free to use this post as a forum to discuss the weekend.