Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Toronto, Colorado favored in midweek clashes
by Ridge Mahoney, June 24th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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.

 



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Soccer wins procedural round in women's suit    
Lawyers for U.S. Soccer and the United States Women's National Soccer Team Players Association met in ...
Klinsmann: 'We had a couple surprises'    
In contrast to 2015 when he criticized the fitness levels of some of his players and ...
USL: Charleston Battery sold to local company    
The Charleston Battery, one of the oldest clubs in the USL and the first U.S. pro ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo    
"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 9)    
In a bid to replace Matt Miazga, who was sold to Chelsea, the New York Red ...
What They're Saying: Will Ferrell    
"I'm going to be cold and distant, and show up at very inopportune times, and shout, ...
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket    
The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that ...
Video Pick: 'A Blooper of the Biggest Proportion'    
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal ...
NWSL teams allocated Canadian players    
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"I don't think we have that many ills to cure to begin with. There are no ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives