MLS Predictions & Previews (Sept. 1 games)

Executive Editor Mike Woitalla predicts: D.C. United 3 Tampa Bay 2 MetroStars 2 Chicago 1 Columbus 0 New England 2 San Jose 1 Kansas City 1 Los Angeles 4 Colorado 1


(all times ET) Saturday, September 1 (12:30 p.m.) Tampa Bay Mutiny at D.C. United (Sunshine Network) Did you know? Abdul Thompson Conteh has accounted for one third of D.C. UnitedÆs 36 goals. ... United needs a victory to stave off mathematical elimination from the playoffs. ... This game is a doubleheader with the USA-Honduras World Cup qualifier. SCHEDULED REFEREES: Referee: Rich Grady; Assistant Referees: Jorge Reyes (SAR), Tom Bobadilla (JAR). Saturday, September 1 (4:00 p.m.) Chicago Fire at MetroStars (Telemundo) Did you know? On Wednesday, Chicago beat Columbus, 2-1, at home and the MetroStars lost to Millonarios, 2-1, in Colombia in Merconorte Cup play. SCHEDULED REFEREES: Referee: Gerry Corrie; Assistant Referees: Nathan Clement (SAR), Bill Dittmar (JAR) Saturday, September 1 (7:30 p.m.) New England Revolution at Columbus Crew (WB-56) Did you know? In addition to New England's 2-1 win over Columbus at Foxboro on May 16, the Revs also knocked Columbus out of the U.S. Open Cup in the quarterfinals on July 24, by an identical 2-1 score. ...The Revs could be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss if Kansas City ties San Jose. SCHEDULED REFEREES: Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela; Assistant Referees: George Gansner (SAR), Glenn Prechac (JAR). Saturday, September 1 (10:00 p.m.) Kansas City Wizards at San Jose Earthquakes (Metrosports) Did you know? San JoseÆs recent U.S. national team call-ups -- Landon Donovan, Jeff Agoos and Manny Lagos - -have accounted for 17 of the teamÆs 44 goals this season. SCHEDULED REFEREES: Referee: Kevin Terry; Assistant Referees: Richard Eddy (SAR), Cory Dean (JAR) Saturday, September 1 (10:00 p.m.) Colorado Rapids at Los Angeles Galaxy (UPN-20, FSW -11:00 p.m. TD) Did you know?Including postseason play, the Rapids are 1-11 all-time versus the Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. SCHEDULED REFEREES: Referee: Noel Kenny; Assistant Referees: Chip Reed (SAR), Gibby Widner (JAR)
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