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Week 7: Seattle faces true test in Chicago
by Ridge Mahoney, May 1st, 2009 7AM
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[MLS PREDICTIONS]Seattle's trip to undefeated Chicago promises to be one of the weekend's most intriguing matchups. Toronto aims for its first win in club history over Columbus, the defending champ that hasn't won yet this season. D.C. United hosts FC Dallas, which has yet to win on the road. Colorado hosts Real Salt Lake in the "Rocky Mountain Cup." Coach Bruce Arena's Galaxy has a home game opportunity to get its first win of the  season when it hosts struggling New York.  For all of Soccer America's predictions, as well as TV viewing information, and to see how we fared last week ...

SATURDAY
TORONTO FC (3-2-2) vs. COLUMBUS (0-2-4), 4 p.m. ET, Direct Kick
Never has TFC beaten the Crew and it may never get a better chance. The defending champs are winless, Gino Padula is suspended, Frankie Hejduk and Will Hesmer are hobbled. And in a meeting of former assistant coaches, Robert Warzycha has only a few more games under his belt than TFC's Chris Cummins, who has more wins (one vs. zero).
Prediction:TFC 2, Crew 1.

D.C. UNITED (2-1-3) vs. FC DALLAS (1-4-1), 7:30 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel
FCD is winless in three away games, yet United needed a last-second Ben Olsen header to win its last home game (1-1 with New England). That shouldn't be the case this week, though Andre Rocha and Kenny Cooper have both scored in each of the past two meetings.
Prediction: United 3, FCD 1

CHICAGO (2-0-4) vs. SEATTLE (4-2-0), 8:30 p.m., Direct Kick
A great early-season matchup of second-place teams offers the Sounders an acid test of their true capabilities. Chicago's leaky defense - seven goals allowed in the last three league games -- had best find a plumber. McBride/Blanco vs. Keller/Marshall. Game of the week, no question.
Prediction: Fire 2, Sounders 2

COLORADO (2-2-2) vs. REAL SALT LAKE (3-2-0), 9:30 p.m., DirectKick
The first Rocky Mountain Cup of 2009 matches teams just a point apart in the standings. The Rapids remember Yura Movsisyan's last-second equalizer that knocked them out of the playoffs last year, yet RSL is due for a road result.
Prediction: Rapids 1, RSL 1

SAN JOSE (1-3-2) vs. CHIVAS USA (5-1-1), 10:30 p.m., Direct Kick
The Quakes play the cozy confines of Buck Shaw Stadium well, at least offensively, but were shut out by Chivas USA in all three games they played last season. Yipes.
Prediction: Quakes 1, Chivas USA 2

LOS ANGELES (0-1-4) vs. NEW YORK (1-4-2), 10:30 p.m., DK.
Road games at Real Salt Lake and Seattle loom for the Galaxy next week, so it can't afford to lose, and to the desperate often go the points. The Red Bulls have scored only five goals this season, but netted twice last week, and are getting that facet of their game together.
Prediction: Galaxy 3, Red Bulls 2.

SUNDAY
New England (2-1-2) vs. Houston (1-2-2), 3 p.m. TeleFutura

At this point in the season, the 2006 and 2007 MLS Cup finalists don't look likely to reach that stage. The banged-up Revs are desperate to atone for last week's 6-0 thrashing in Utah and the Dynamo has been anything but dynamic.
Prediction: Revs 1, Dynamo 0.

PREDICTION REVIEW
Last week:5-4. Season: 19-28.

 



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