All times Eastern
Toronto vs. Sporting Kansas City, 1:30 p.m. Toronto looked considerably more organized and solid against Vancouver than they have in years. Sporting got off to a slow start and then thumped Philadelphia on the road. Prediction: Kansas City is probably just too good for a Toronto team lacking creative players.
Colorado vs. Philadelphia, 6 p.m. For me, the two key items about this match are: 1. It might be snowing and awful in Denver, which could make for an interesting match. 2. Referee Ismail Elfath has given four red cards and six penalties in eight matches. Expect him to affect the game too much. Prediction: Both teams are struggling, but expect Colorado to be the better team.
DC United vs. Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. DC defended solidly and offered little attacking threat in a loss in Houston. Dwayne De Rosario will miss this match. RSL were better than expected against San Jose. Prediction: Draw
Chicago vs. New England, 7:30 p.m. Chicago were hammered at the defending champs last week. The big question is: Will they come out looking for blood against a youthful Revs team with a lot of new players who will be playing their season opener? Prediction: Chicago wins
Vancouver vs. Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Despite the loss of captain Jay Demerit to a serious injury, the Whitecaps were comfortable in shutting down what is an admittedly woefully weak Toronto attack. Columbus crushed Chivas on the road, though the disorganized state of the home team played into that. Prediction: Draw
Portland vs. Montreal, 10:30 p.m. On the bright side, Timbers defender Mikael Silvestre can’t possibly get any worse than he was in the season opener. Also, the Portland attack looks bright. Montreal upset Seattle on the road and should be a tough bet for any team, at least til the oldies run out of steam. Prediction: Portland gets its first win
Chivas USA vs. Dallas, 5 p.m. Chivas added a couple more players without MLS experience after the debacle against Columbus. No one went to that match. This could be another horror show. Dallas barely, barely held off a mediocre Colorado team. If the attack ever gets going, they could be a good team. Will it happen in this match? Does it matter? Prediction: Dallas wins or a one-sided draw
San Jose vs. New York, 10 p.m. This match has San Jose blowout written all over it, except the Quakes could be missing yet another forward. If Chris Wondolowski’s finishing is up to his customary level, they should win. If not, it could be another long and disappointing night. New York’s defense is a mess, but they have options in attack. Prediction: Draw