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MLS Week 21 – Predictions/Looking Ahead

Columbus Crew v CD Chivas USA

So finishing out last week my results have been horrible so far. I am hoping this week’s predictions pan out better before I start asking my 2 year old son to pick matches for me. From the looks of it right now there will be 4 sides out of action this week (NYRB, DCU, KC, and TFC). Houston will play twice this week so look for them to be a bit tired come their weekend matchup, but I am expecting the league to get back on track and for the results to go the way one would expect this week. Feel free to criticize as I know I have had some of the worst weeks so far this season, hoping that does not hold up as the EPL season draws near, but hey I can live with it if it does.

All-Time : 5 – 11

MLS : 4 – 9

Last Week: 2 – 4

**winners in bold…. no bold means draw

Houston v Dallas

Los Angeles v New England

Columbus v San Jose

Seattle v Salt Lake

Chivas v Colorado

Chicago v Houston

It is hard to pick a match between two quality sides. Houston will be playing in Dallas on Thursday night, only mere hours up the road, while Chicago will be facing off with Tigres at Toyota Park for the 2009 Superliga Final. Although I have been burned by picking against Chicago in the past weeks, I am going to stick to it again this week. Chicago will be tired, and lack the depth of a side like Houston, leaving them vulnerable to a short week loss to Houston on Sunday. Chivas should pull out the match in Colorado after the break they have had, though keeper Zach Thornton could still be out with an injury sustained in the ASG. Salt Lake should be able to defeat the Sounders as they welcome them to the Rio Tinto Stadium, after Seattle’s poor run of form and a mid-week clash with European Champions FC Barcelona, look for RSL to come out strong in this one. Although San Jose has had some spectacular matches of late look for Columbus to come in and take the match to them, gaining full points from their West Coast opponents. LA have had a decent run of form of late, minus the KC match and friendly with FC Barcelona, look for them to come out strong against New England but waiver as the match goes on. New England will struggle against LA’s attack, but hold strong pulling out the draw at Foxboro. And last of all, the big winners from last week, FC Dallas. Houston will be coming to town on Thursday night this week to take on a Dallas side that has to be riding a goal scoring high at the moment. Look for Houston to come to town and put Dallas back in their place at Pizza Hut Park on Thursday night, before returning home for a weekend matchup with Chicago.

The matches I am looking forward to this week are, Houston v Dallas and Chivas v Colorado. So grab a bag of chips or whatever it is you decide is worthy of snacking on and catch a couple of good matches this weekend. Even predict a few of your own, it is not like you can do worse than me, unless I happened to get it right this week. Week 21 looks to be interesting, and 22 should see many of the teams back who have been away for friendlies and other competitions.


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