The two hottest teams in Major League Soccer face off tonight with playoff dreams on the line as the Montreal Impact visit Crew Stadium to take on the Columbus Crew.
The Impact and Crew wouldn't have been pegged to be playing a Game of the Week candidate a month ago, but Montreal's five-game winning streak and the Crew's five-match unbeaten streak have changed things and now both teams are on the verge of breaking into the playoff places in the Eastern Conference.
Tonight's MLS schedule features five matches, including a tasty inter-conference clash between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake. RSL is trying to gather some momentum and make a run at first place in the West, while D.C. United will be eager to post a road victory and avoid losing any more ground on the Impact and Crew.
Here is tonight's MLS schedule:
7:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union
7:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact
8:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– Sporting Kansas City vs. Toronto FC
9pm- MLS Live/Direct Kick– Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United
10pm- MLS Direct Kick– LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
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Enjoy the action.