MLS Weekend Preview: Week 26

MLS Weekend Preview: Week 26

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 12, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • 2009 Week 26, Weekend Previews

Well I am back folks! Thank to the many of you who sent well wishes for my wedding last week. Everything went well with that but now I am recovering from the lovely thing that is jet lag. So once again this week’s previews are going to be cut very short until I can get back in the swing of things.

It is a very loaded weekend in on the MLS slate. Five games tonight and two tomorrow.

Saturday:

Colorado Rapids – at – Toronto FC:

Not sure if new signing Julian De Guzman will be in action for TFC but if he is he will make that club a lot better defensively in the midfield. I want to go with the Rapids but TFC is usually pretty tough at home, so I am sticking with the Reds who will slowly be giving Danny Dichio a big send off for his final few games.

WVH Prediction: Toronto 2, Colorado 1

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Seattle Sounders FC – at – DC United:

DC got a huge win against KC in the midweek, which really helped their playoff chances. Seattle as we all know scored a big win the last time these two met in DC. I think United will be out for revenge of that game and will get another big three points.

WVH Prediction: DC 2, Seattle 0

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Kansas City Wizards – at – New York Red Bulls:

The quest for 20 points is still on for New York and I think this game is where they get a little closer to it. KC has been awful lately and I don’t see any improvement coming on the road here. New York scores another win for Richie Williams. But don’t expect this to be a good game or anything, neither club is any good.

WVH Prediction: New York 1, KC 0

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Chicago Fire – at – Real Salt Lake:

Normally I would give a lot of credit to Chicago and how they play on the road but lately I am worried that they are starting to crash a bit. Good news though is that Brian McBride is close to a return. I don’t know if that means this game or not but that is good news for the Fire. Still they have to go into one of the toughest places in MLS at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL helps their playoff chances here and leaps over Seattle this weekend in the standings.

WVH Prediction: RSL 3, Chicago 1

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FC Dallas – at – LA Galaxy:

Dallas continues to make changes to their roster as they add Heath Pearce and a couple others this past week. Too bad it won’t make a difference against Landon Donovan and company. I see LA controlling this game from start to finish and picking up a three big points, putting them in first overall in the league after tonight.

WVH Prediction: LA 3, Dallas 1

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Sunday:

New England Revolution – at – Chivas USA:

Can the Revs continue their momentum up the standings in the east? They need three points just as much as Chivas does here. I think this game has all the makings of being on of the only draws of the weekend. Right now I just don’t see a lot of difference between these two clubs.

WVH Prediction: Chivas 1, New England 1

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Houston Dynamo – at – Columbus Crew:

Big time game this weekend pits the two top clubs in the league against one another at Crew Stadium. This game to me just smells like a draw because of the loaded schedules these two have going on right now. Though if I did have to pick one over the other I would go with the Crew. Houston has been shaky these last couple months and I think on the road against a quality side like Columbus could be rough for them. I’m going with the Crew but I think it really could be a a draw.

WVH Prediction: Columbus 1, Houston 0

  • Chazsoccer

    You gotta admit that they outperformed, but 6-3 is beginning to seem like a typical score…

  • Chazsoccer

    You gotta admit that they outperformed, but 6-3 is beginning to seem like a typical score…

  • puget sfc

    6-3, this is 2009 right? that LA vs Dallas game was circa 2008

  • Cannon Girl

    Dallas did go all Muhammad Ali on LA Saturday but still, 3 points are nothing to sneeze at. 😉

  • puget sfc

    6-3, this is 2009 right? that LA vs Dallas game was circa 2008

  • Cannon Girl

    Dallas did go all Muhammad Ali on LA Saturday but still, 3 points are nothing to sneeze at. 😉