- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 24, 2009
- 0 Comments
- Amado Guevara, Colin Clark, Dwayne De Rosario, Nick Garcia, Omar Cummings, Wednesday Preview
Today is expected to be quite a day for American soccer. The US face Spain in a big time clash in the Confederations Cup over in South Africa. While I won’t be doing any formal preview of that game (I’ll let those who are better at covering the US to do that) I will say that I am very eager to watch it.
Aside from the big game across the pond we do still have two MLS games to talk about today. Colorado hosting Dallas and Toronto hosting once again New York. Since today is a double dip of games the preview is going to be cut a little short on the fact that I have a lot to do today in very little time.
Feel free to leave your game predictions below.
New York Red Bulls – at – Toronto FC:
Its been only a week and a half since their last encounter at BMO Field but the result should be close to the same as last time. New York looked better at home against Seattle last week and I would imagine there could be some let down from Toronto’s emotional high from winning the Canadian Cup last week in Montreal. The thing is I know Toronto is still a quality side and they are improving on all ends right now. The Nick Garcia trade will continue to be a good one for this club and I think he will help clamp down the Red Bull attack.
I think in the end Toronto just has too much talent and New York just sucks something awful on the road. Its going to take a lot for them to event get a draw on the road at this point but I think Toronto will have a little more energy in their tank and that will be more than enough for this one. Dwayne De Rosario and Amado Guevara should have another big night at BMO as the locals welcome home their Canadian champions.
WVH Prediction: Toronto 2, New York 1
FC Dallas – at – Colorado Rapids:
I have to say that Dallas is starting to play well, it’s just too bad that it is too little too late here. They, like New York and San Jose have nearly played themselves out of contention here already. Colorado on the other hand has a bunch of games in hand on everyone and in those games at hand most of them coming up are at home. After the way they handled a quality DC side a week ago I would imagine they should do a similar thing to Dallas, who’s defense is a lot weaker than what DC has.
Omar Cummings is proving to the league that he is the real deal here and that once Conor Casey returns to the line-up, they will be one tough duo to stop here. I think Cummings and the play of Colin Clark will be a lot to handle for Dallas. I do see the Red Stripes getting one in this one but it won’t be enough.
WVH Prediction: Colorado 3, Dallas 1