- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 5, 2013
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- 2013 MLS Season, 2013 Week 6, Features
Hello April predictions!
The MLS season rolls into month number two and this is the first weekend that we’ll see games stretched across three days. Yes, that means Friday night soccer is back.
Five teams are off this weekend, two thanks to CCL dates. For some of those clubs off this weekend it will be a good time to refocus and figure out somethings (looking at you New England and Seattle).
So let’s get down to the predictions, shall we?
D.C. United at Sporting KC – It has been a frustrating start for D.C. United to say the least. Then again up until last weekend the same could almost be said about Sporting’s start too. United needs to come out firing in this one and try to catch Sporting off guard. But no Dwayne De Rosario will make it tough to do that.
WVH Prediction: Sporting KC 2, DCU 1
FC Dallas at Toronto FC – Is FC Dallas legit here? I think most folks need another game or two to really know. Toronto will want to eliminate their possession and try to find ways to get Robert Earnshaw in and behind their defense. Toronto hasn’t beaten Dallas since 2007 in league play either so that plays a factor as well. To me this one screams draw.
WVH Prediction: TFC 1, FCD 1
Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew – This could easily be the game of the weekend. Two quality teams that want to prove to the rest of the league that they are for real. I will admit that I like where the Crew are headed here but I want to see more out of their offense. I think Jairo Arrieta and Federico Higuagin could have a big outing in this one though.
WVH Prediction: Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1
Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids – The lone rivalry game of the weekend should be a good one. They tied the first leg of this series for 2013 back at Week 3 but Colorado is more banged up now than they were back then. Also, RSL is looking much better now that their entire squad is getting healthy again.
WVH Prediction: RSL 2, Colorado 0
Houston Dynamo at Portland Timbers – Can Caleb Porter get his first win as a MLS manager? Tough task against the Dynamo. But then again, this one has a trap written all over it for Houston. On the road, after a couple big home results. I think Portland sneaks out some points here in this one.
WVH Prediction: Portland 1, Houston 0
Vancouver Whitecaps at San Jose Earthquakes – The return of Steven Lenhart should get the offense going, more importantly get Chris Wondolowski going. But I do expect this one to remain tight, remember the Caps did own a good record against the Quakes last year thanks to their defense. I see that trend continuing this year.
WVH Prediction: San Jose 1, Vancouver 1
New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire – Must-win games are rare this time of the year but for the Fire this is one of them. They are getting some help in this one as New York is a tad banged up at the moment. New York appears to be improving though despite the injuries so this one will remain close. I just don’t know if the Fire have enough yet to get three points.
WVH Prediction: Chicago 1, New York 1