MLS Week 24: Wednesday Quick Pick

MLS Week 24: Wednesday Quick Pick

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 24, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 24, Wednesday Preview

Portland hosts Chivas USA in a big battle tonight. (Getty Images)

There are a couple good CONCACAF Champions League matches tonight but there is one good MLS match to look at. I linked a preview of tonight’s game earlier today on how big tonight’s match is for the Portland Timbers and Chivas USA.

Chivas USA at Portland Timbers:

This one is fairly basic to me, should Portland drop this game their playoff chances are done. Chivas comes into this one off a solid draw to Colorado and will need to build up their offense with Juan Pablo Angel. Things looked good last week against a strong defense like the Rapids but they’ll need to be in full gear against a leaky defense that the Timbers have. The home factor is there in this one for Portland, they have to keep the crowd in it. Scoring early always helps. For someone who wants to see this playoff race stay interesting, I’m picking Portland tonight. A loss hurts the Timbers more than it hurts Chivas at this point.

WVH Prediction: Portland 2, Chivas 1