2012 MLS, Week 26: Wednesday Picks

2012 MLS, Week 26: Wednesday Picks

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 29, 2012
  • 3 Comments
  • 2012 MLS Season, 2012 Week 26, Features

New York hopes to knock off D.C. in their own building. (Getty Images)

Just like yesterday, I’m going to be a tad bit pressed for time today to attend to things on the blog. Just how life goes sometimes – though I am hoping to get to a list of potential MLS home growns in the college ranks as well as a look at some of the top moves made this season in MLS. Both of those posts should come out in the coming days.

Anyways, I wanted to get out my Wednesday evening picks as MLS has a couple games on tap for the middle of the week.

Columbus Crew at Philadelphia Union: A tricky game for the Crew, they’ve been playing very well as of late and are getting back into the playoff mix because of it. The thing is, their schedule is loaded at the moment with midweek games like this and the Union are a desperate team at the moment. They want points and will be pushing for them in this one. The Union have to find their offense to win though in this one as the Crew have a much stronger defense than most clubs do in this league. Offense will be key and you have to give the edge to the hot side from Ohio.

WVH Prediction: Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1

New York Red Bulls at D.C. United: Yet another home midweek game for United as well. They struggled in Montreal last weekend but there is something about United playing New York at home. D.C. is unbeaten in their last 12 home games against the Red Bulls (Had that number wrong, just ignore it). With the Red Bulls only five points away in the standings this will be a huge swing game either way. New York did find a way to come out of Kansas City with a draw last weekend but I don’t see them being this lucky at RFK Stadium.

WVH Prediction: D.C. 2, New York 1

Chivas USA at New England Revolution: One of the few inter-conference games left on the season slate. Shalrie Joseph returning to face his old club is naturally the headline in this one. Neither side is on good form as of late and both are coming off an embarrassing loss. I don’t expect any big fireworks in this one as well, go with the safe bet and take a draw on this one. It seems about right with these two sides anyways.

WVH Prediction: New England 1, Chivas 1

  • Im pretty sure we beat DC United 4-0 Last year at RFK, so DC is not unbeaten in their last 12 games vs New York in DC.

  • David

    I’m obviously pulling for a Crew victory tonight, and I think they’ll get it, but I do worry about Andy G’s absence. However Lampson is a rookie with very few first team minutes. Hopefully he doesn’t crack under the pressure. I wonder how long Andy is out for.

    • No joke, without Gruenebaum is a big worry of mine but the Crew’s attack looks legit these days.