Sporting Kansas City - DC United: 5:30 PM
In our Game of the Week, the Uniteds (sic) travel to... what is that arena called now? Just Sporting Park I guess. United has performed better than their spot in the standings would suggest, so this should be a cracker.
Prediction: 2-1 Kansas City
Result: 1-0 Kansas City
Toronto FC - FC Dallas: 1:00 PM
The battle of the FCs, it isn't hard to predict a Dallas victory. Toronto may be improved, but Dallas is at the top of their game. Maybe Toronto pulls off the upset, but it's fair to have doubts.
Prediction: 2-0 Dallas
Result: 2-2 Tie
Columbus Crew - Philadelphia Union: 2:00 PM (UNIMAS)
The two sides have had nearly identical seasons thus far, each currently clinging to the last two Eastern Conference spots. (Hey! It's NEVER too early to worry about seeding!)
Prediction: 1-1 Tie
Result: 1-0 Columbus
Colorado Rapids - Real Salt Lake: 4:30 PM (NBC Sports)
The Rocky Mountain Cup is already being played for the second time this season. The previous match resulted in a 1-1 tie, but now Salt Lake has to play away from home. It's too much to ask for another blizzard at Dick's. However, we could get a good and true rivalry match.
Portland Timbers - Houston Dynamo: 7:30 PM (Root Sports)
In a matchup between two of the most home-oriented teams in the league, the safe money is on the squad not flying a couple thousand miles. But that's just what the soccer gods want us to think.
San Jose Earthquakes - Vancouver Whitecaps 7:30 PM
This match has all the elements of a tsunami. Mattocks vs Wondolowski isn't to be missed. The health and superior defense of the Whitecaps will prove to be the difference for the road team
Chicago Fire - New York Red Bulls: 2:00 PM (ESPN2)
Section 8 will feast on the listless roast beef of the Red Bulls offense.