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By ADAM TROXTELL
Potentially crucial points over a rival in the playoff chase are on the cards when MLS action kicks off today north of the border.
Toronto FC hosts the Philadelphia Union, with just two points separating the teams in the Eastern Conference. Currently the advantage lies with TFC, who sits in fourth place as the Union are just outside the playoff spots in seventh.
The Union haven’t had the toughest of times at BMO field in the past. Out of the six meetings between these teams there, each has two wins.
Teams at the top of their respective conferences clash as FC Dallas hosts D.C. United later. The hosts are riding a three game winning streak in the league.
Gold Cup action starts back up with the U.S. Men’s National Team facing Cuba in the quarterfinal round. An all-Caribbean affair awaits later as Jamaica faces Haiti for a spot in the semifinals.
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Enjoy the action (today’s soccer on TV schedule after the jump):
Noon — ESPN3 — Swansea vs. 1860 Munich
Noon — ESPN3 — Porto vs. MSV Duisburg
4 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Toronto FC vs. Philadelphia Union
5 p.m. — Fox — U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Cuba
7:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls
7:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — New England Revolution vs. New York City FC
7:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — Carolina RailHawks vs. San Antonio Scorpions
7:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
7:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — Jacksonville Armada vs. New York Cosmos
7:30 p.m. — ESPN3 — Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Edmonton
8 p.m. — Fox Sports 2 — Haiti vs. Jamaica
8:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact
8:30 p.m. — Fox Soccer Plus — Benfica vs. PSG
9 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — FC Dallas vs. DC United
10 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids
10 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo
10:30 p.m. — DirecTV/MLS Live — Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps