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MLS Weekend Preview

FC Dallas and Chicago battled to a 1-1 draw Thursday night, but that still leaves seven matches on the Saturday schedule – all slated for well after the U.S./Turkey send-off game in Philadelphia.

The Columbus Crew welcome in the Galaxy for a battle of conference leaders – the first of several matches that Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle will miss because of international duty. Chad Marshall and Robbie Rogers, trimmed from the provisional 30-man roster, are expected to be available for the Crew.

Life, and the MLS fixture list, goes on…

Here is the schedule:

Saturday, May 29
Columbus vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m.
DC United vs. Chivas USA, 7:30 p.m.
New England vs. New York Red Bulls, Galavisión, 8 p.m.
Houston vs. Philadelphia Union, FSC, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 9 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. Kansas City, 9 p.m.
San Jose vs. Toronto FC, 10 p.m.

Just for fun, let’s talk about Frank Lampard winding up his career in MLS.

“I’d like to go and play in America when I’m 36 or 35 but you can’t take away someone’s right to go and play where they want.” Lampard told ESPN.

Wouldn’t that be interesting?

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  1. Charles

    May 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Note to Sounders. PLEASE DO NOT sign Lampard. I am so sick of Ljungberg.
    I thought the EPL was a rough physical league. Turns out a foul that I wouldn’t call ref-ing a 7 year old’s game warrants complaining for the next 15 minutes.

    On a positive note. Every week is just an awesome slate of games in MLS.
    Is there a better league to watch every week? No. We are very lucky.
    Every game away from DC-Chivas has huge implications and could turn the standings upside down.

    • james

      May 28, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      MLS is rougher than England in a certain sense as English defenders are quicker than those in the MLS and so I can see why Llungberg feels like he’s overfouled. The MLS tends to look chippier than the average EPL match and refs seem to be less likely to call fouls as a result.

      The Championship, League One, etc. are all rougher than the EPL because the level of play is lower and the game is more physical as a result. The MLS is similar in that way.

    • jake

      May 29, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Yes but when you are the most fouled player in the entire league, you would probably start whining too.

  2. james

    May 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Looking forward to a good Quakes game against a Toronto that’s started to play much better. It will be interesting to see how Toronto deal with the Quakes strong attacking and defending.

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