Can Portland knock off KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park? (Getty Images)

While most eyes will be on the two CONCACAF Champions League matches tonight, others will be focused a bit on the two Major League Soccer games that are on the schedule. Both should be pretty good too as each have playoff implications written all over them.

I am hoping to get to a couple more items today so I’ll be quick with my picks.

Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution: On one end you have a club that is desperate to save their season, and the other you have a club that has yet to register a road win all season. Something has to give in this one and I know the Revs are hoping to get their season back on track in an effort to make one final push towards the post season. Houston has to come out in this one and score early, the longer this game lingers on as a draw or them being down a goal makes the road winless streak that much harder to overcome. I think this one is a draw though.

WVH Prediction: New England 1, Houston 1

Portland Timbers at Sporting Kansas City: This one could end up being pretty darn good. We know how well KC has done at home this season but those four draws are against some fairly weak clubs. KC knows they have to get wins here to remain in the playoff hunt and getting one in the midweek is always huge. They have games in hand at the moment and they have to make them count. Going against a weaker defense like what Portland has should be good for KC and their offense. I think this could be a nice offensive battle between these two squads but KC should come out on top here in this one.

WVH Prediction: KC 3, Portland 1