MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 21-22

Aug. 18, 2010 - Toronto, CANAD - TORONTO (CANADA), 17/08/2010.- Canadian Toronto FC's Miguel Angel ''Nista'' Ferrer (L) fights for the ball with Mexican Cruz Azul's Alejandro Castro (R), during their CONCACAF Champions League soccer match at the BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, 17 August 2010. Toronto won 2-1.

Fresh off a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League play in mid-week, Toronto FC will try to ride that momentum when it hosts the New York Red Bulls Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

The Red Bulls and Toronto are both chasing Columbus in the Eastern Conference standings, and with the Crew hosting Colorado later on Saturday, picking up some points in this match is important for both sides.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s games:

Saturday, Aug. 21
Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 1 p.m.
San Jose vs. Los Angeles, TeleFutura, 4 p.m.
Columbus vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA, FSC, 8:30 p.m.
Houston vs. Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Kansas City vs. New England, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 22
DC United vs. Philadelphia Union, 2 p.m.

Here’s a look at the (hopefully correct this week) table:

And here are a few news items:

Seattle on the road tonight

The Sounders will visit Marathon in CONCACAF Champions League play tonight. This game is on TV tonight at 10 on Fox Soccer Channel.

Seattle shares a group with Monterrey, Saprissa and Marathon.

Fire knock off Revolution

Calen Carr scored in the 85th minute to push the Chicago Fire past New England, 2-1, at Toyota Park Wednesday.

Hernandez suspension doubled

San Jose’s Jason Hernandez got in a bit of extra trouble after MLS reviewed his actions against Kansas City, adding to his fine and extending his ban to two games.

5 thoughts on “MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 21-22”

  1. Sounders look to make the MLS go to 4 for 4 in CCL !!!
    How crazy and funny is it that LA, who look great, is not part of this ? Very.

    Dallas has only lost 2 games ? Combine that with the second half they had last year, that is a GREAT season.
    Watch them win the MLS Cup with all of those ties, so the regular season lovers can cry….again.

    1. As a galaxy fan, I am a little disappointed that they are not a part of the CCL. I really don’t think they took it very seriously, which is a shame but it is understandable as they were concentrating on the Real Madrid match, which, had they won, could have raised their profile quite a bit. Oh well, they set their priorities and came up short. Good luck to the other MLS teams in the CCL, I’ll be pulling for the Sounders to go far. Oh, and Dallas will not win the cup.

      1. They weren’t concentrating on the Madrid game until after they were eliminated. The Islanders were simply better.

        And a win in a friendly means nothing. KC’s profile was not raised by their meaningless win over United.

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