By RYAN TOLMICH
After Friday’s nightcap, MLS’ opening week gets into full swing Saturday with 12 teams making their 2015 regular season debut.
The action kicks off at 3 p.m with a matchup between D.C. United and the Montreal Impact, two teams coming of a pair of CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal matchups with vastly different results.
Saturday also sees the debut of the new-look Toronto FC, as Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco make their first regular season appearances with the club as TFC takes on the Vancouver Whitecaps in an all-Canada matchup.
In other action, the Philadelphia Union kickoff against the Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas hosts the San Jose Earthquakes, the Columbus Crew visit the Houston Dynamo, the Portland Timbers take on Real Salt Lake.
SBI will be providing live commentary on all of today’s matches, so feel free to join us and follow all of the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinion in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s commentary is after the jump):
I’ve watched 4 of the games today (TFC / Van; COL / PHI; FCD / SJ / PTFC; RSL) and the best match by far (in my mind) was TFC / VWFC. Phenomenal pace to the game, and great officiating in my mind. A number of challenges could have been swayed by the home crowd and weren’t, and it’s amazing how a well officiated game facilitates the overall pace / atmosphere of a match like that.
Jozy passes his Premier league total at Sunderland
one of his cup games was against a full strength Stoke City (circa 9th in the table at that time) so arguably he’s only tied his EPL total. lol
altidore scores lol
commentator: “when Altidore gets proper service he will score goals”…..
Giovinco looks like he could carry this side
yea he still looks like he’s searching for chemistry with TFC although that’s expected. but his talent is evident, he’s had a couple missteps here or there but he is quick and has great pace with the ball. good thing i have both him and Altidore on my fantasy MLS team, haha
Achilles FC is running on all cylinders.
yeah giovinco also looks as if he can carry altidore
i liked his time-wasting slow walk off the field while being subbed out–laughing
Bradley has refs scared to call anything on him because they know he’ll just whine after the match
James Riley and John Legend. Seperated at birth?
Colorado’s young core of Powers, O’Neill and Brown all warming the bench. Maybe these guys aren’t as good as we hoped or aren’t developing at the pace we hoped. This makes me sad.
That or they have a poor manager,