MLS Midweek Picks: Week 29

MLS Midweek Picks: Week 29

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 28, 2011
  • 2011 MLS Predictions, 2011 MLS Season, 2011 Week 29, Features, Wednesday Preview

Columbus hopes to hold off Sporting Kansas City tonight. (Getty Images)

There are three midweek games in week 29. All three games have playoff implications with two key in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.With so much on the line this week, the standings are surely set to make another crazy change. You just have to love this time of the year!


Columbus Crew at Sporting Kansas City: Some how the Crew are still hanging in there in the top part of the Eastern Conference. I just don’t see how they are holding on with that negative goal differential and the lack of offense. They go to the Blue Hell of KC to face Sporting tonight in a game that could go a long way in determining which of these teams will get a wild card team in the playoffs or not.

Sporting has too much pace up top with Teal Bunbury, Omar Bravo and Kei Kamara. Also, I don’t see the Crew stopping Graham Zusi in the midfield either. The Crew need their attack to get going but I just don’t see it happening in this one.

WVH Prediction: SKC 3, Columbus 1

Chicago Fire at Real Salt Lake: RSL is still in the Supporter’s Shield race but they need every point they can possible get to do so. A loss and the Shield pretty much falls to the Galaxy. Having this one at home helps in a big way, especially after their disappointment in DC last weekend. RSL gets back on track with a solid win over a Fire team who isn’t half bad these days (winners of four out of their last five). This one could be closer than some realize too but stick with RSL for the three points.

WVH Prediction: RSL 2, Chicago 0


DC United at Philadelphia Union: Oh this one could be very good. Freddy Adu against his former club for one thing (that never happened while he was with RSL). United have been very good as of late with the extra games in hand and due to the hot feet of Dwayne De Rosario.

The Union will need to get their attack going early in this one with Adu and Sebastien Le Toux. As long as the Union can hold DeRo in check and keep others like Charlie Davies off the board, they should be fine in this one. Le Toux and company have the speed and possession game to cause problems with the United defense. Expect this one to be close, maybe too close for comfort.

WVH Prediction: Philadelphia 1, DC 1