MLS Prime-Time Preview

MLS Prime-Time Preview

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 26, 2007

Since there hasn’t been any real news other than Chicago officially signing Paolo Wanchope, it is time to do the usual Thursday thing and preview the night’s prime-time affair. For the first time in a while the Houston Dynamo won’t be a showcase in the weekly game on The Duce. Surprising as it may seem, ESPN did want two new teams for once and a new location. Sorry, I love Texas as much as anyone else but time to move on a put on some different clubs.

Anyways, tonight we are blessed…or we are able to see Chivas USA take on the New York Red Bulls.

The Goats are and have been a one trick pony (no pun intended) this season on the road. Only five points on the road this season to go along with five losses. And New York has been one of the better home sides this season as well. Expect that trend to continue. New York gets a hungry Juan Pablo Angel back from suspension and you better believe he will want to pick up where he left off at in last week’s All-Star game against Celtic.

I think this game could have goals from both clubs as well. Last year these two put on one of the most goal-scoring games that the league had ever seen when New York won 5-4. In other words, don’t expect a lot of defense tonight with Angel and Atidore facing Razov and Galindo.

In the end the Red Bulls should walk with three points to their name and a possible brief stint at the top of the eastern standings again.

WVH Prediction: New York 4, Chivas 2