Fourteen of 19 MLS teams will be in pre-season tournament action today as the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, Carolina Challenge Cup and Desert Diamond Cup all feature matches.
D.C. United and the Montreal Impact kick things off in Orlando as the first match of a four-match schedule at Disney World. In Charleston, Eastern Conference rivals Chicago and Houston do battle. Out West in Arizona we will catch a glimpse of two Western Conference powers as Real Salt Lake face the Seattle Sounders.
Two teams not in action are Chivas USA and the Colorado Rapids, which faced off on Friday night in Las Vegas. The Goats won that pre-season clash, 3-0, on goals from Eric Avila, Juan Agudelo, and Juan Correa.
The other three MLS teams not in action today are preparing for the Portland Pre-Season Tournament, which kicks off on Sunday. The Timbers, FC Dallas and San Jose Earthquakes are all taking part in the tournament, along with Swedish side AIK.
SBI will be providing live streams for as many matches as we can find streams for, so stay tuned to SBI for those. If you will be watching today’s action and want to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play on the action, feel free to do so here in the comments section below.
Here is a rundown of this weekend’s pre-season matches involving MLS teams:
THIS WEEKEND’S MLS PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
(all times Eastern)
DISNEY PRO SOCCER CLASSIC
1pm- D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact
3pm- Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC
6pm- Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City
8pm- Sporting Kansas City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
CAROLINA CHALLENGE CUP
5pm- Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo
7:15pm- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Charleston Battery
DESERT DIAMOND CUP
6pm- Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
8pm- New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution
PORTLAND PRE-SEASON TOURNAMENT
5:30pm- AIK vs. FC Dallas
8pm- Portland Timbers vs. San Jose Earthquakes