The busiest week in MLS history begins tonight, with the first of 12 matches over the next four days.
Winless D.C. United takes the field at RFK tonight against struggling Kansas City. The Wizards have gone winless in three, but will still be favored against a point-less D.C. team that could be forced to turn to a teenager in goal.
The match of the day is in Colorado, where the Rapids will look to try and stop red-hot Edson Buddle and the unbeaten Los Angeles Galaxy.
Here is a rundown of tonight's matches:
7pm- Kansas City Wizards at D.C. United (7pm, ESPN2)
7:30pm- Chivas USA at New England Revolution (Direct Kick)
9pm- FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo (Direct Kick)
9:30pm- Los Angeles Galaxy at Colorado Rapids (Direct Kick)
So who do we see winning tonight? Here's a closer look at all four matches:
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS at D.C. UNITED
Is D.C. United really going to turn to young goalkeeper Bill Hamid? He's got a great future, but D.C. looks doomed for a home defeat against a Wizards team looking to snap its own winless skid. Josh Wolff leads the visitors to victory and drops D.C. United to 0-6. Wizards 2, D.C. United 1.
CHIVAS USA at NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
Since turning to rookie midfielders Blair Gavin and Ben Zemanski, Chivas USA has played better and solidified things. Will that be enough against a Revs team coping with the absence of Shalrie Joseph? Look for Marko Perovic to get the better of the young Rojiblancos and look for Zach Schilawski to have a big game. Revolution 2, Chivas USA 1.
FC DALLAS at HOUSTON DYNAMO
FC Dallas has lost just once this season, but it still hasn't won yet. That first win of the season isn't likely to come at Robertson Stadium against a Dynamo team that showed a dangerous attack despite losing Geoff Cameron. Brad Davis will pick apart the Dallas defense in a Dynamo victory. Dynamo 2, FC Dallas 0.
LOS ANGELES GALAXY at COLORADO RAPIDS
The Galaxy roll in as the hottest team in MLS, but winning in Colorado won't be easy. The tandem of Pablo Mastroeni and Jeff Larentowicz will limit the service to Edson Buddle, while Omar Cummings will cause problems for the Galaxy back-line. Los Angeles will stay unbeaten, but won't take all three points. Rapids 1, Galaxy 1.
What do you think of tonight's match-ups? Who do you see winning? Which individual match-up are you looking forward to the most?
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