MLS Weekend Preview – Aug. 21-22

Aug. 18, 2010 - Toronto, CANAD - TORONTO (CANADA), 17/08/2010.- Canadian Toronto FC's Miguel Angel ''Nista'' Ferrer (L) fights for the ball with Mexican Cruz Azul's Alejandro Castro (R), during their CONCACAF Champions League soccer match at the BMO Field in Toronto, Canada, 17 August 2010. Toronto won 2-1.

Fresh off a 2-1 win over Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League play in mid-week, Toronto FC will try to ride that momentum when it hosts the New York Red Bulls Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

The Red Bulls and Toronto are both chasing Columbus in the Eastern Conference standings, and with the Crew hosting Colorado later on Saturday, picking up some points in this match is important for both sides.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s games:

Saturday, Aug. 21
Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 1 p.m.
San Jose vs. Los Angeles, TeleFutura, 4 p.m.
Columbus vs. Colorado, 7:30 p.m.
FC Dallas vs. Chivas USA, FSC, 8:30 p.m.
Houston vs. Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Kansas City vs. New England, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 22
DC United vs. Philadelphia Union, 2 p.m.

Here’s a look at the (hopefully correct this week) table:

And here are a few news items:

Seattle on the road tonight

The Sounders will visit Marathon in CONCACAF Champions League play tonight. This game is on TV tonight at 10 on Fox Soccer Channel.

Seattle shares a group with Monterrey, Saprissa and Marathon.

Fire knock off Revolution

Calen Carr scored in the 85th minute to push the Chicago Fire past New England, 2-1, at Toyota Park Wednesday.

Hernandez suspension doubled

San Jose’s Jason Hernandez got in a bit of extra trouble after MLS reviewed his actions against Kansas City, adding to his fine and extending his ban to two games.

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