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Top-of-the-standings clashes highlight big weekend
August 1st, 2013 11:58PM

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[MLS PREVIEW: Week 23] First-place Sporting Kansas City could be without Graham Zusi, who limped off in the first half of Wednesday's All-Star Game, when it hosts second-place New York Saturday with first place on the line in the Eastern Conference.

Zusi went off midway through the first half with what Coach Peter Vermes described as tightness. On Thursday, he described Zusi's status as "day-to-day."

-- Real Salt Lake and Colorado at Dick's Sporting Goods Park meet in a top-of-the-standings clash in the Western Conference, where two other key games will take place: Portland-Vancouver and Seattle-FC Dallas.

Active Unbeaten Streaks:
G TEAM
6 Colorado
3 Houston
3 New York
3 Philadelphia

Active Winless Streaks:
G TEAM
8 FC Dallas
5 D.C. United

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 23:
Saturday, August 3
6:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. New York, NBCSN
7:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Montreal
8 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. Real Salt Lake
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Columbus
10 pm ET
San Jose vs. Chivas USA, UniMas
10:30 pm ET
Seattle vs. FC Dallas
11 pm ET
Portland vs. Vancouver

Sunday, August 4
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Toronto FC, Univision Dep.
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

36 Sporting KC 10-6-6 31/21
35 New York 10-7-5 33/27
35 Montreal 10-5-5 32/29
34 Philadelphia 9-6-7 33/30
30 New England 8-7-6 27/19
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30 Houston 8-6-6 23/20
25 Chicago 7-9-4 25/30
23 Columbus 6-10-5 24/27
17 Toronto FC 3-10-8 19/29
10 D.C. United 2-15-4 10/35

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

37 Real Salt Lake 11-7-4 36/24
34 Colorado 9-7-7 28/24
34 Portland 8-3-10 31/20
33 LA Galaxy 10-9-3 32/27
32 Vancouver 9-6-5 34/28
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32 FC Dallas 8-5-8 27/27
27 San Jose 7-9-6 23/33
25 Seattle 7-7-4 22/21
17 Chivas USA 4-11-5 18/35
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
13 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
13 Camilo (Vancouver)
11 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
9 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
9 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
7 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
7 Diego Fagundez (New England)
7 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
7 Thierry Henry (New York)
7 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 24:
Saturday, August 10
7 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Seattle, Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. New York
Vancouver vs. San Jose
8 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. D.C. United, NBCSN
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. New England
Chicago vs. Montreal
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Houston

Sunday, August 11
8 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2
11 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Colorado, UniMas

Saturday, August 17
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. D.C. United
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Chicago
Columbus vs. Toronto FC
8 pm ET
New York vs. Philadelphia, NBCSN
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Seattle
9:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
11 pm ET
Portland vs. FC Dallas

Sunday, August 18

11 pm ET
San Jose vs. Sporting KC, UniMas

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 25:
Wednesday, August 21
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. FC Dallas
11 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Friday, August 23
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Sporting KC, NBCSN

Saturday, August 24
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Houston
9 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9 pm ET
Vancouver vs. LA Galaxy
9:30 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus

Sunday, August 25
5 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. New York, UniMas
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Philadelphia
10 pm ET
Seattle vs. Portland, ESPN2


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