MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 14

WASHINGTON - JULY 18: Edson Buddle  of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates after a goal against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on July 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Seven games dot the Saturday schedule, and the main attraction has to be the Galaxy’s visit to New York to face the Red Bulls.

New York is coming off a 1-0 win over Toronto on Wednesday, while the Galaxy is in the news for a decent showing in a 3-2 loss in a friendly to Real Madrid last weekend and the return to training for David Beckham.

It’s a game that has no shortage of star power, with Theirry Henry, Rafa Marquez, Juan Pablo Angel and Landon Donovan sharing the pitch in a sold-out stadium.

Should be fun.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Saturday, August 14

Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado, TeleFutura, 4 p.m.
New York Red Bulls vs. Los Angeles, FSC, 6 p.m.
D.C. United vs. FC Dallas, 8 p.m.
New England vs. Houston, 8 p.m.
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus, 9 p.m.
San Jose vs. Kansas City, 10 p.m.
Chivas USA vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 11 p.m.

And here’s the table:

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12 Responses to MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 14

  1. Dan says:

    We really need a single table in the MLS already. With the wild cards and the fact that every team plays each other their really is not a need to split this up in conferences.

  2. Robert says:

    I still don’t understand how a team gets into the playoffs. is it the top four from each conference or top 8 with most points?! Don’t get me wrong I love the playoffs and cup competitions but its almost as confusing as the FMF.

    they should also shrink the number to 4-6 teams for MLS Cup. 6 teams 1&2 get first round bye, 3 plays 6 and 4plays5.

  3. Abram says:

    I agree. The way the playoff’s are structured (top two from each conference and then the four teams with the highest points from the other conferences) is pretty much set up like a single table anyway. Might as well just have it single table.

  4. Abram says:

    Top two teams from each conferences:
    So the two teams with the highest points in the East (Columbus, NY) and the West (LA, RSL)

    Then regardless of conference the four teams with the highest point:
    So right now it would be Dallas (west), Seattle (west), Colorado (west) and Toronto (east).

    Then it gets complicated:
    It gets broken into two separate brackets. In one bracket LA would be #1 and RSL would be #2, then NY would be #2 and Columbus #1 in the other bracket. The other teams are ranked by points so Dallas would be #3 in one bracket and Seattle would be #4, then Toronto would be #3 in the other bracket and Colorado would be #4.

    Colorado is #4 because it is a western team and all the other teams in their bracket are from the east. Wow I just confused myself. Try looking it up on wikipedia.

  5. Charles says:

    The Don needs to chose, either appease the guys that want single table or don’t.
    Next year however the Don has said the MLS season is staying at 30 games and there are 18 teams. Not exactly going to work well as a single table.

    I would rather see the league just take the top 4 in each division from day one. The single table guys will get over it. No one, even guys that think it will happen someday, think that pro/rel is plausible right now, so what happens when MLS passes 20 teams ?

  6. Daniel Feuerstein says:

    Randy. You missed a draw for New York. 19 Games have been played by them. 9-4-6 = 31Pts.

  7. Cameron says:

    No mention of Fredy Montero? this guy has been killing it, 9 straight games with a goal or assist for the Sounders.

  8. joejoe says:

    Looking at the list of games, only two games are available to most of the country. Only two. Only one on free TV. Yet in my area every one of the Mexican league games is available on free TV. Personally, it’s difficult to get excited about a league that I can mostly watch online with a sputtering connection. Sorry not me MLS. I’d rather watch Pachuca and Cruz Azul.

  9. Football Analyst says:

    The Galaxy and NYRB? Haha, those 2 minnows were both eliminated by CFU clubs in the CCL. The CFU is hands-down superior to your league.

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