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The top two teams in MLS square off tonight when the San Jose Earthquakes face Real Salt Lake in the marquee battle of a loaded schedule.

The Earthquakes hold a one-point lead on RSL heading into the match, but the visitors will field a strong team now that Jamison Olave has returned from injury to re-vamp the defense.

The Eastern Conference will feature some good battles tonight as well, with the Philadelphia Union looking to rebound from their U.S. Open Cup loss against Montreal and New England playing host to Toronto FC. Sporting Kansas City will be looking to carry their recent strong form into Columbus against a tough Crew defense.

Here is a rundown of tonight's MLS matches:

7 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

7:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC

7:30 p.m. – MLS Live/Direct Kick - Columbus Crew vs. Sporting Kansas City

8:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Chicago Fire vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas

10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - San Jose Earthquakes vs. Real Salt Lake

11 p.m. - NBC Sports Network - Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

If you will be watching tonight's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.


  1. And that is the problem with MLS…two team league with stars and the heck with all the rest…problem is those teams are not so not this season…

  2. Nice classy response…yeah I know what it is…I actually have it (Direct Kick)…so I don’t need it explained to me…your real class…and once again thats not what you said…like it or not….but instead of just admiting you made a mistake you have to go all internet tough guy…

    Your the kind of guy that makes following soccer a real drag…once again your all class…

  3. This game is crazy!!!!!!! lol I wish every average sports fan in America was watching this right now. what an advertisement this is for MLS!!!

  4. great response by the Galaxy

    Marcelo really impressed and looks to have made the transition to this league and is freely expressing himself hard

    Landon had many beautiful touches in all kinds of spots, an djust the general aggression of the team’s overall response to the early goal has been electric

  5. say what you want about Beckham, but his two goals tonight were World Class, as was that razor at Stanford.

    Pirlo did it in the Euros in that whole tournament once.

    Beckham is a treat, and if you don’t check him out while he’s here, it’s on you for missing it

  6. San Jose has Wondo and they make for a good show but RSL is boring as f*** and only die hards from small town american want to see that nobody-azzzz team on TV. LOL

  7. Well at least LA games this season have been hella entertaining for the most part. You never know what you’re gomna get lol

  8. Ok ive been a galaxy fan a long time, and this definitely hasn’t been a season to remember so far, and I’ve seen many many times when LA has found ways to screw up a lead even this big. C’mon Gals, please oh please don’t F this up

  9. But not between 6pm-9pm CST because that is when we all meet up at the park to play pick-up soccer til the sun goes down.

  10. @NATO – why not Germany, Spain, Italy or France? I’d like to see more diversity of leagues in which Americans play.

  11. Nice dodge…that is not what you said…

    Here is what you said: sad that the only MLS match on today is at 11pm at night.

  12. Gatt will be on the roster for the WC. He needs to stay in Norway for another year though, before moving to Holland or England.

  13. Not the only match on…and as for Game of the Week….Portland and LA is not that…no where near it…

    Too hot in most areas to play day game in July….

  14. So LA vs Portland is a game of the week? Really? It seems NBC and ESPN have become the Galaxy/Red Bull Networks….heck RSL and San Jose who are the best two teams in the league and they pass on that match tonight? If you want to sell the game on national TV showing the same two teams just about every week is not the way to do it…especially when neither are great shakes this season…yeah I know the DP star power…but you can only push that so far…

    Glad I have Direct Kick…

  15. sad that the only MLS match on today is at 11pm at night.

    cmon MLS! its the weekend. Put the game of the week on during the day time when sports fans are actually in front of their TV’s


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