Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
D.C. United aims to extend East lead
by Ridge Mahoney, May 8th, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS PREDICTIONS] Of the seven games, only Friday's matchup of New York and San Jose pairs teams from different conferences. Out west, Texas rivals Houston and Dallas play the first of their three meetings this season. In the East, foes Chicago and New England square off again, the Crew celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first game played at Columbus Crew Stadium when it hosts Kansas City, and leader D.C. United takes on second-place Toronto FC at RFK. For all of Soccer America's predictions, as well as TV viewing information, and to see how we've fared on prediction so far this season ...

FRIDAY
NEW YORK (1-5-2) vs. SAN JOSE (1-4-2), 7:30 p.m. ET, Direct Kick

With just two wins in 15 games between them, and winless in their last eight, the Red Bulls and Quakes might stage one of the grimmest displays of the season. New York beat San Jose, 2-1, in the U.S. Open Cup last week. Both teams are coming off 1-0 defeats: to the Galaxy and Chivas USA, respectively.
Prediction: Red Bulls 2, Quakes 0

SATURDAY
COLUMBUS (0-2-5) vs. KANSAS CITY (3-3-2), 7 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel

Having squandered a chance to take the Eastern Conference lead by tying D.C., 1-1, at home Wednesday, the Wizards go back on the road, where they are 1-2-1 this season. Right back Frankie Hedjuk returned to action in a midweek exhibition after sitting out a month: Can he spark the Crew to its first win? Somebody has to.
Prediction: Crew 2, Wizards 0

D.C. UNITED (3-1-4) vs. TORONTO FC (3-2-3), 7:30 p.m., Direct Kick
United's midfield must stifle Dwayne De Rosario, who is healthy and coming off an impressive performance in a 1-0 defeat of Vancouver Wednesday. TFC hopes Sam Cronin and Adrian Serioux can return after sitting out the midweek match because of injuries, and Chad Barrett can exorcise his finishing demons. D.C. United leads the East standings, one point ahead of Toronto.
Prediction: United 2, TFC 2

CHICAGO (2-0-5) vs. NEW ENGLAND (2-2-2), 8:30 p.m., Direct Kick
Unless it falls prey to overconfidence, having beaten the Revs in all three regular-season meetings as well as the conference semifinals last year, the Fire should be too potent for its shorthanded opponent. With its next three games on the road, it needs to win this one at home, where it has tied two in a row.
Prediction: Fire 3, Revs 1.

HOUSTON (2-2-2) vs. FC DALLAS (1-5-1), 9 p.m., Direct Kick
FCD coach Schellas Hyndman has vowed to shake up his lineup but with the Dynamo apparently hitting its stride, his timing may be off. Houston has won twice and tied once while posting three straight shutouts after conceding five goals in its first three games, so a repeat of last year's 3-3 tie at Robertson isn't likely. Still, the teams tied all three of their meetings in 2008.
Prediction: Dynamo 2, FCD 1.

CHIVAS USA (6-1-1) vs. REAL SALT LAKE (3-3-1), 10:30 p.m., ESPN2
Jamison Olave and Javier Morales return from sitting out one-game suspensions in the crazy 2-2 tie with Los Angeles Wednesday, but RSL is 0-3 on the road this season, will be missing keeper Nick Rimando, and is up against the stingiest (three goals allowed) defense in MLS. A repeat of last year's 1-0 victory at HDC is unlikely.
Prediction: Chivas USA 1, RSL 0.

SUNDAY
SEATTLE (4-2-1) vs. LOS ANGELES (1-1-5), 3 p.m., TeleFutura

Kudos to the Galaxy for storming back not once, but twice, in stoppage time to snatch a point in Salt Lake City Wednesday, but the Sounders - even without the suspended Fredy Montero -- are more potent up front, sharper in midfield, and stronger in the back. Their goalie is pretty good, too.
Prediction: Sounders 2, Galaxy 1.

PREDICTION REVIEW
Last night:
1-1. Season: 23-31

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Road to Vancouver: Canada takes Matheson    
Host Canada named its 23-player squad for the Women's World Cup. In the big news, head ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls still on top, barely    
A high-scoring weekend moved several teams up Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings, but unbeaten New York ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Bayern clinches while world watches EPL    
Andrea Pirlo looks good losing; Watford's reality TV promotion; Champions League tidbits. Plus, why an insignificant ...
USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph    
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ...
U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship     
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ...
MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos    
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ...
Video Pick: Wonderful solo golazo from Down Under     
A 28-year-old striker who plays for Australia's Adelaide United might find himself a candidate for FIFA ...
U.S. Abroad: Bedoya and Johannsson get goals    
Alejandro Bedoya scored his third goal of the season in Nantes' 1-1 tie at Toulouse, and ...
USL: Richmond and Louisville remain unbeaten    
Richmond and Louisville City both remained unbeaten with shutout wins on Saturday. The Kickers defeated FC ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives