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Toronto, Colorado favored in midweek clashes
by Ridge Mahoney, June 24th, 2009 7AM
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[MLS PREDICTIONS]Of the six games scheduled for Week 15, the two played in midweek feature intraconference matchups of teams in the middle with those nearer the bottom.

WEDNESDAY
TORONTO FC (5-5-4) vs. NEW YORK (2-10-4), 7:30 p.m. ET, Direct Kick

TFC has had five days to recover from the sky-high euphoria of beating USL-1 Montreal Impact, 6-1, to win the Nutrilite Canadian Championship. It gets a rematch with New York, which it beat, 2-1, 11 days ago in its last league match with a Sam Cronin shot from the rebound of a saved penalty kick, and a goal late in the first half by Danny Dichio.

Albert Celades broke a 684-minute road scoreless streak when the Red Bulls last met Toronto and though New York held Seattle to one goal in a 1-1 tie last weekend, it squandered that goal in first-half stoppage time shortly taking the lead lead.

Unless Toronto is hung over from that six-goal binge, it should prevail.
Prediction: TFC 3, Red Bulls 1.

COLORADO (5-2-5) vs. FC DALLAS (3-7-4), 9:30 p.m., Direct Kick

FCD is on a decent run: two wins, a loss, and three ties in its last six matches. But its road mark is still a woeful 1-5-1, and that victory came against exhausted Chicago. Last year, it failed to beat the Rapids in three attempts. It rallied with two goals in the last 10 minutes Saturday to beat the Crew, 2-1, in 93-degree temperatures; how will it fare at altitude a few days later?

Colorado thumped a tuckered-out D.C. United, 3-0, on Saturday, and though Conor Casey is still tethered to the U.S. team in South Africa, Omar Cummings - who scored two of those goals -- has yet to join up with Jamaica for the Gold Cup. The Rapids needed a few big saves from Matt Pickens to keep United off the scoreboard and need a tighter effort against FCD's opportunist attackers.

Prediction: Rapids 2, FCD 1.

RIDGE MAHONEY'S RECORD SO FAR THIS SEASON
Last week:
1-5 (second-worst of 2009!). Season: 49-57.

 



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