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MLS Weekend, How to watch MLS in Week 15. TV and streaming listings

A light MLS weekend features a few compelling games and the USA plays for a chance to maybe take on Germany in the World Cup, again. National TV Listings, Three Big Storylines and the Sounders Point of View. Here is your Week 15 MLS Gamethread.

Kaka will be in Orlando and not Chile this weekend.
Kaka will be in Orlando and not Chile this weekend.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Three Big Storylines:

  1. Will Mix play?  NYCFC are being very coy on the availability of Mix Diskerud for Saturday's clash with the Montreal Impact (4 PM, MLS Live).  Mix played for the USA against Germany on Tuesday in Germany.  But as we heard from Brad Evans, those first class flights (brought to you by US Soccer) back from Europe are much easier on the body than a Seattle to Columbus MLS flight in coach.  Montreal has won two in a row and four of their last five and with four games less played than NYCFC they are three points above the struggling expansion side.  A Montreal win would see them crest the red line for the first time all season.
  2. The LA Galaxy head to a Columbus Crew team that is winless in five straight matches on Saturday (4:30 PM, MLS Live).  The Galaxy will be without Robbie Keane, who is with Ireland, but will have Gyasi Zardes back via the aforementioned first class flight from Germany.  This the only match pitting the Galaxy against Columbus this year.  The Crew feature a scorching Kei Kamara who is leading MLS in goals scored with 10 goals already.
  3. On Sunday there is only one national TV game instead of the regular double header.  Orlando City SC host DC United in the Citrus Bowl.  Orlando will have Kaka in the lineup, there was some question to his availability as Kaka was on the provisional roster for Brazil's Copa America tournament.  Brazil kick off Copa America against Peru in Temuco, Chile 90 minutes before Orlando City host DC United, so barring a last second injury and some roster shenanigans (this is a FIFA sponsored tourney, who knows what's possible?) Kaka will be in Orlando.
  4. Bonus 4th storyline.  A light weekend in MLS does not mean that there is not much soccer on TV.  The opposite is true this weekend.  With the Women's World Cup in Canada taking center stage along with Copa America kicking off and EURO 2016 qualifiers all over the TV it might be easy to overlook the U20 World Cup that is going on in New Zealand.  The USA U20 team has made it to the quarterfinals after defeating Colombia in the Round of 16 early on Wednesday morning.   The USA takes on Serbia Sunday in New Zealand which is Saturday night on your TV (9:30 PM, Fox Sports 1) for the right to play the winner of Germany v Mali for a berth in the final.

From a Sounders Point of View:

Just win baby.  Only three Western Conference teams are in action this weekend and two involve the home team.

The third Western Conference team in action is regularly featured in this space.  As usual we are cheering for the Galaxy to lose.  This week we can all embrace our inner Frankie Hejduk and cheer for the Crew.  And let's be honest, there are worse things than embracing our inner Frankie Hejduk.  This is a man who once bought a ticket and stood with the USMNT Supporters for a World Cup Qualifier.  Because he is Frankie Hejduk, of course he was wearing a USMNT Hejduk kit.  Ostensibly a game worn kit.

National TV Listings:

USA U20 v Serbia U20
Saturday, 9:30 PM Pacific
TV: Fox Sports 1
Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Orlando City SC v DC United
Sunday, 4:00 PM Pacific
TV: Fox Sports 1
Streaming: Fox Sports Go

Here is your Week 15 MLS Gamethread.  Watch with us.

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