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Week 3: Canadians host the hot upstarts
by Ridge Mahoney, April 3rd, 2009 7AM

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[MLS PREDICTIONS] What will happen when the high-flying Sounders play their first road game? For all the predictions, as well as TV viewing information, and to see how we fared last week ...

 

SATURDAY (all times ET)
TORONTO (1-0-1) vs. SEATTLE (2-0-0), 4 p.m. (FSC, FSE)
Who could have predicted this would be a matchup of conference leaders, albeit tied for the lead in both cases? No matter, the BMO Field faithful is eager to show its own home zealotry to the MLS upstarts, yet the condition of Carl Robinson and Amado Guevara after international duty is an unknown variable.
Prediction: TFC 1, Sounders 1.

NEW ENGLAND (1-0-1) vs. FC DALLAS (0-2-0), 7:30 p.m. (DirectKick).
The Revs haven't lost to Dallas at home since their first full year in Gillette Stadium (2003) and despite the absence of Taylor Twellman and Matt Reis, should have Steve Ralston back in action and are probably in better form anyway.
Prediction: Revs 2, FCD 1.

D.C. UNITED (0-0-2) vs. HOUSTON (0-1-1), 7:30 p.m. (DirectKick)
RFK was one of three venues at which Houston won last year and did it twice, in league play and SuperLiga. Yet it still isn't hitting on all cylinders, and United isn't either, so why not share?
Prediction: United 1, Dynamo 1.

LOS ANGELES (0-0-1) vs. COLORADO (1-1-0), 10:30 p.m. (DirectKick)
With two weeks to prepare, will LA be stale and stilted with a fatigued Landon Donovan, or fluid and fresh with the kinks worked out? The Rapids won last week without Pablo Mastroeni and he, too, might be a bit tuckered out.
Prediction: Galaxy 3, Rapids 2.

SUNDAY (all times ET
CHICAGO (1-0-1) vs. NEW YORK (0-1-1), 3 pm (Telefutura)
The 2008 MLS Cup finalist has to win sooner or later but the Fire looks too tough a proposition at this point.
Prediction: Fire 3, Red Bulls 1.

KANSAS CITY (0-0-2) vs. SAN JOSE (1-1-0), 3 pm (DirectKick)
The Wizards gave up three to TFC in their home opener and didn't look good at all last week at Colorado, so though a better performance is likely, San Jose got a jolt of confidence by beating Houston last week and can probably get a point out of its 2009 road debut.
Prediction: Wizards 2, Quakes 2.

CHIVAS USA (2-0-0) vs. COLUMBUS (0-1-2), 8 pm (DirectKick)
Forecasting this one so far in advance is tricky, since it's the second road game four days for the Crew, which will be feeling the effects of Thursday's visit to Salt Lake City, a 4-1 embarrassment.
Prediction: Chivas USA 1, Crew 0.

MAHONEY PREDICTION RECORD
Last week: 3-4. Thursday night: 0-1. Season: 5-10.

 



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