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Chivas USA's Chicago clash highlights MLS weekend
by Ridge Mahoney, September 28th, 2007 11:36AM

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[TV PREVIEWS] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney previews the weekend's six MLS games, which include a Texas shootout and Cuauhtemoc Blanco's visit to Chivas USA ...


NEW ENGLAND (13-6-7) vs. COLORADO (7-11-8)
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, Direct Kick

Time is running out for the Rapids, which have taken only two points from their last four games after winning three straight shutouts and are 10th in the table. They waxed the Revs, 3-0, at DSG Park six weeks ago, and Steve Nicol's men will be itching for payback. They'll probably get it.

NEW YORK RED BULLS (11-10-5) vs. REAL SALT LAKE (5-13-8)
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports en Espanol

Jason Kreis debuted as RSL head coach in a 3-3 tie with the Red Bulls May 5 and his changes are taking effect: in the last seven games, Real is 3-2-2 and has scored 12 goals. One of his imports, midfielder Javier Morales, is out because of a torn labrum (shoulder injury).

The Red Bulls can clinch a playoff spot by winning, something they've failed to do in their last three games (0-1-2) and accomplished only once in the last six.

D.C. UNITED (15-6-5) vs. TORONTO FC (5-14-6)
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., HDNet

After slugging out a 2-1 win over Guadalajara Wednesday in the Copa Sudamericanca while playing the entire second half a man down, United's legs and depth will be tested. These teams lead the league in fouls committed, and TFC is last in goals scored (19) and winless in its last 11 games, so if you're looking for pretty, look somewhere else.

CHIVAS USA (14-6-5) vs. CHICAGO (8-10-8)
Saturday, 10:30 p.m., Direct Kick

The first visit to Home Depot Center for Cuauhtemoc Blanco in an MLS jersey is sure to trigger a frenzied response from the fanaticos, pro and con, but more to the point, both teams need points for different reasons. Chicago holds the eighth and final playoff spot but precariously, and Chivas USA is battling for the best overall record as well as the Western Conference crown. This might be the best match of the weekend, even with a real Texas shootout on tap as well.

FC DALLAS (12-10-4) vs. HOUSTON (13-7-6)
Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, TeleFutura

Has acquiring Denilson helped FCD, or further cluttered its midfield cupboard? It is for this kind of match a team acquires a designated player; to beat a tough rival, something Dallas hasn't been able to do in three meetings this season.
FCD left back Chris Gbandi is suspended, as if Coach Steve Morrow needed any further defensive worries. Adrian Serioux, who helped Houston win the title last year and was acquired by Morrow to toughen his defense, is expected to play against his former club for the first time. The Dynamo was off last weekend and is unbeaten in its last five games.

COLUMBUS (7-9-10) vs. LOS ANGELES (6-13-6)
Sunday, 5 p.m., HDNet, Direct Kick

The rolling Galaxy - two wins a row! -- encounters the struggling Crew, which beat Toronto, 2-1, to end a seven-game winless streak last Saturday to move just a point behind eighth-place Chicago.
The game is sold out, and fans are being told to wear black to "Black Out the Galaxy." Whatever. Guillermo Barros Schelotto is nursing a strained hamstring but is listed as questionable.



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