Friday, October 9, 2009

Three alive, the weekend in MLS

(I know that picture has nothing to do with this post, but thought it was great!)

Wow, is MLS actually taking (gasp!) an international break this weekend? Not really, but only three games are scheduled after Dallas' completely undeserved win courtesy of that clear offsides from both Dax McCarty and Jeff Cunningham in San Jose the other day. Now I want little d to qualify, but only if Dynamo get to play them in the first round and kick their teeth in for them.

Have very little time to blog today, but here in quick order are my picks for the weekend:

(Whoops, time out of time here. In San Pedro de Sula, the US puts past performances behind them and secures passage through to South Africa with a 2-1 win at Honduras. Charlie Davies and Landon Donovan both score, with at least one on an assist from Goalden Holden.)

Last week: 2-4
Year to date: 82-113 (.421 or 17 games over blind chance)

EARTHQUAKES at TORONTO. 3-1 Reds. Toronto will keep their slim playoff hopes alive with this win. They've got everything going for them here. San Jose just lost a gutter on a phantom noncall at home to Frisco, which officially eliminated them from the playoffs. That game was on the west coast on Wednesday, while this one is in a tough place to play against a quality contending team that needs a win and in Canada to boot (eh). There may be a path to victory for San Jose here, but I don't see it, unless, that is, the Reds underwhelm, which wouldn't be the first time!

CREW at (Dance, Dance) REVOLUTION. 2-1 Revs Wow, suddenly is the Supporter's Shield a race again? Crew are missing Rogers, Heydude and Moreno to international callups, as well as Danny O'Rourke to a suspension. As long as Shalrie Joseph has room to operate, the Revs are highly dangerous. The Revs are at home and in desperate need of points for a berth, while the Crew are shorthanded and playing on the fake stuff away. The Revs are going to seriously miss Stevie R, but with Stevie N as coach in a crucial late-season match, I'm picking them.

WIZARDS at CHIVAS USA. 1-1 Draw Hmmm, both teams are on late-season undefeated streaks. Both need points. Chivas is at home and teh Wizards' run is somewhat improbable. Still, KC has a lot of positives to take out of last week here at Robertson, while Chivas took advantage of a DCU squad in free fall and with Worf Wicks out for the season. I'm thinking the Wizards will either draw or win here, but right now, for some reason, I'm picking draw.

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