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MLS: Weekend Preview

A preview of this weekend’s MLS games

Saturday May 18th:

Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution – The Bruce Arenas era begins on Saturday afternoon as the New England Revolution travel up to Montreal’s Stade Saputo to take on the Impact. The Revolution, who stand at 3-8-2 (11 points) on the season, are looking for their second consecutive win while the Impact, who stand at 6-5-2 (20 points) on the season, are coming off a 2-1 road loss to FC Cincinnati.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-montreal-impact-vs-new-england-revolution/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533264

Real Salt Lake vs. Toronto FC – After a big win against Colorado last weekend, Real Salt Lake return home to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday afternoon to take on Toronto FC.

Last Saturday’s victory brought RSL to 4-6-1 (13 points) and moved them above the playoff line in the Western Conference. Toronto’s frustrating 0-0 draw against D.C. United Wednesday night put them at 5-4-2 on the season (17 points) which puts them at 6th place in the Eastern Conference.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-real-salt-lake-vs-toronto-fc/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533263

Chicago Fire at San Jose Earthquakes – the Chicago Fire are seeking their third consecutive win as they hit the road and head west to take on the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday afternoon at Avaya Stadium. The Earthquakes, on the other hand are coming off a road loss to the New England Revolution.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-san-jose-earthquakes-vs-chicago-fire/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533262

Seattle Sounders FC vs. Philadelphia Union – The red-hot Philadelphia Union look to keep their forward momentum as they play host to Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

Philadelphia is coming off a 2-1 win over Toronto FC and is unbeaten in its last five matches. They currently stand at 7-3-2 (23 points), which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference, one point behind D.C. United.

The Sounders will prove to be a tough test for the Union as they also are coming into the game with a five-match unbeaten streak. Seattle’s 7-3-2 record puts them in second place in the Western Conference, 5 points behind LAFC.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-philadelphia-union-vs-seattle-sounders-fc/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533261

Columbus Crew SC vs. Minnesota United FC – Minnesota United FC hosts Columbus Crew SC at Allianz Field in St. Paul on Saturday night. Both teams are coming into the match off of losses – Minnesota is coming off a 2-0 loss to Chicago while Columbus is coming off a loss to LAFC.

This is the third all-time meeting for the two teams, with Columbus winning the previous two.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-minnesota-united-fc-vs-columbus-crew-sc/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533260

Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Sporting Kansas City – Two struggling clubs will meet Saturday night as Sporting Kansas City hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Children’s Mercy Park.

SKC (2-4-4) is riding a six-match winless streak and are coming off two straight shutout losses – a 1-0 road loss to D.C. United and a 3-0 home loss to Atlanta United.

The Whitecaps (3-6-3) are coming off a 1-0 home loss to Atlanta United on Wednesday night and find themselves at just below the playoff line in the Western Conference.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-sporting-kansas-city-vs-vancouver-whitecaps-fc/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533259

Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United – a matchup of two tough teams as the Houston Dynamo host D.C. United at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday night. The Dynamo (6-2-2) will be looking to extend their seven game unbeaten streak while the first-place D.C. United (7-3-3) will be looking to maintain their one-point lead of Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference.

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-18-houston-dynamo-vs-dc-united/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533258

Sunday May 19th:

Orlando City vs. FC Cincinnati – at Orlando City Stadium

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-19-orlando-city-sc-vs-fc-cincinnati/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533255

NY Red Bulls vs. Atlanta United FC – at Red Bull Arena

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-19-new-york-red-bulls-vs-atlanta-united-fc/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533257

FC Dallas vs. LAFC – at Toyota Stadium

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-19-fc-dallas-vs-los-angeles-football-club/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533256

LA Galaxy vs. Colorado – at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California

MLS site preview:
https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2019-05-19-la-galaxy-vs-colorado-rapids/preview

ESPN FC preview:
http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=533254


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