MLS Friday match could be very important for Eastern Conference playoffs race. In the standings Sporting Kansas City has 3 points advantage over visiting New England Revolution, but is this distance subject to change tonight?
Sporting Kansas City are my favorites to win today, but I’m not confident about number of goals in this match.
Current Week 28 record 15–8 (accuracy 65.22 % )
Last Week 27 record 14–8 (accuracy 63.63 % )
2014 MLS Predictions record 269–306 (accuracy 46.78 % )
*Keep in mind I’m only around 45 % in my accuracy this season, but I have been there before. I’m not blaming my self for my predictions, but the players, and sometimes referees, most of the time is their fault.:)
However, despite poor start of the campaign, I’m confident trough the season, I should be able to get back to over 50%, but obvious goal is to cross 54% as earlier as possible.
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HOUSTON DYNAMO vs. CHICAGO FIRE 2-0
The Fire matched the all-time MLS record with their 16th draw, coming back for a late 3-3 tie with D.C. United at Toyota Park on Saturday. It equals the mark set in 2011 by the Fire and the New York Red Bulls.
The Dynamo have now gone four games without defeat – their longest undefeated run of the season – following a second consecutive draw in a scoreless result at Philadelphia Union on Saturday evening.
The teams also met in 2012 in the Knockout Round of the MLS Cup Playoffs, the Dynamo taking a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park on their way to an eventual appearance in MLS Cup.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:DYNAMO to WINUNDER 2.5 Goals
LOS ANGELES GALAXY vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS 4-0
Bradley Wright-Phillips hit for his third hat trick this season, leading the Red Bulls to a 4-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday at Red Bull Arena. The three hat tricks match the MLS single-season record set three times previously; Wright-Phillips now has 24 goals, equaling the fifth-highest total in a season in league history.
The Red Bulls have won the last three meetings between the teams, all by shutouts and in 1-0 score lines each of the last two seasons, winning the only meeting last year on May 19 at Red Bull Arena.
The Red Bulls have come away with victories on their last two league visits to Carson to play the Galaxy. The Galaxy’s last home victory in the series came in 2009; their last victory overall came in 2010, a 1-0 win Aug. 14 at Red Bull Arena.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:GALAXY to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
The Rapids had their winless streak stretched to nine games in their 5-1 defeat by Rocky Mountain rivals Real Salt Lake on Friday. The streak is one game away from the club record set in 2007; the Rapids have been hit for three or more goals six times during the winless skid, conceding 13 goals in their last three games.
The Quakes had their winless streak stretched to nine games in their 2-0 loss at the Montréal Impact on Saturday. It’s their longest stretch without a victory since the club-record 13-game winless run set during the 2011 season.
The teams are meeting for the third time this season, having played to a pair of scoreless draws, April 19 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and May 7 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The Rapids last defeated San Jose in the first meeting in the 2011 season. The Quakes have won five of the nine meetings since, with four draws.
This game is super candidate for a draw, entire Earthquakes team, including coaching staff is demotivated on the rumor that current Houston Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear will take over the Quakes next season.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:RAPIDS to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Federico Higuaín scored his second goal directly from a free kick this season, sending the Crew on their way to a 1-0 win against New England on Saturday evening. Higuaín now has 10 goals this season; he has converted four penalty kicks in that total. Higuaín also scored two goals directly from free kicks during the 2012 campaign, his first in MLS.
Jack McInerney scored his first goal since June 29 to lead the Impact to a 2-0 win Saturday against San Jose, but they still became the first team eliminated from playoff contention this year.
The Crew have won all four encounters lifetime in Columbus. The Crew won 2-1 last Sept. 14 at Stade Saputo, the only victory by the away team in eight meetings in the all-time series.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:CREW to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Real Salt Lake scored five goals in a game for the second time this season in their 5-1 win Friday against the Colorado Rapids. RSL had also scored five in a 5-2 win against Houston on May 11; it’s one goal short of the club record set in a 2009 win vs. New England.
Whitecaps FC suffered their second consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 at the Portland Timbers on Saturday afternoon, the first time since April 5-12 they’ve lost back-to-back games this season.
RSL has a six-game undefeated streak alive vs. Whitecaps FC, dating back to Oct. 27, 2012. Whitecaps FC have never won at Rio Tinto Stadium, with Real having won three of the six meetings there all-time (with three draws).
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:WHITECAPS to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Chivas USA lost for a sixth consecutive match and saw their winless streak extended to 11 games overall in their 3-0 loss at Toronto FC on Sunday. The losing streak is one game away from the Chivas club record; the winless run matches the third-longest in club history. Chivas were also shut out for a third consecutive game and the ninth time in the last 10 games.
The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Obafemi Martins and Andy Rose each scored twice in the first half as Sounders FC rolled to a 4-2 win Sept. 3 at StubHub Center. A Martins goal in the 81st minute snapped a deadlock as Sounders FC took a 2-1 victory April 19 in Carson.
Sounders FC are unbeaten all-time vs. Chivas USA at home, with four wins and two draws in six meetings in Seattle.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:SOUNDERS to WINOVER 2.5 Goals CHRIS’S PREDICTION:SOUNDERS -1.5OVER 3.5 Goals CHRIS’S PREDICTION:SOUNDER -2.5 to WIN by at least 3 goals
Luis Silva scored multiple goals in a game for the third time this season, but D.C. United saw their winless streak extended to three games in a 3-3 draw at the Chicago Fire on Saturday. Silva has 10 goals this season; he had eight goals over his first two MLS seasons before this year.
Union extended their league undefeated streak to five games with a second consecutive draw, after their scoreless result with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
The win was the first for United since 2012. Union took victories in the first two league encounters a year ago before a draw in the third. United did win a U.S. Open Cup tie last year, the third year in a row the clubs met in that competition.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:UNION to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Toronto FC put an end to their six-game winless skid, defeating Chivas USA 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at BMO Field. Gilberto scored his seventh goal of the season; he has a goal and two assists in the last two games, and he has scored five of TFC’s last 12 goals they have scored, dating back to Aug. 2.
The Timbers scored three goals for the third time in the last four games, extending their undefeated streak to four games in their 3-0 Cascadia victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday afternoon at Providence Park.
The Timbers defeated Toronto FC for the first time ever last Sept. 7, a 4-0 win in Portland. The teams had played to consecutive draws.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:TIMBERS to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Sporting KC return to action after putting their four-game losing skid to rest in their last MLS match, a 4-0 win against Chivas USA on Sept. 12 at StubHub Center.
Dom Dwyer broke a record that had stood since the inaugural MLS season of 1996, scoring his 19th goal for Sporting Kansas City in the win vs. Chivas. It is a club record for goals in a single season, passing the mark set by Preki with the then-Kansas City Wiz.
The teams are meeting for the third time this season. Lee Nguyen scored a pair of goals as the Revolution claimed a 3-1 win Sept. 3 at Gillette Stadium; Teal Bunbury and Nguyen each scored in second-half stoppage time as the Revolution took a 2-0 victory on April 26 in Foxborough.
New England haven’t won in Kansas City since 2008, a 3-1 win April 9. Sporting have six wins in eight home matches in all competitions since, with two draws. The Revolution victory in the first meeting ended a six
I believe in Sporting, it’s about time to start winning at home.
CHRIS’S PREDICTION:SPORTING to WINOVER 2.5 Goals
Blas Perez scored his third goal in the last two matches, but FC Dallas lost for the third time in the last four matches in their 2-1 defeat at the LA Galaxy on Saturday evening.
Sounders FC had their four-game MLS winning streak come to an end in a 4-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night. Clint Dempsey scored the lone Seattle goal; he now has a goal and/or an assist in five consecutive MLS games (with three goals and three assists in that time).
FC Dallas have won just once in the last nine meetings between the teams, a 2-0 win last Sept. 19 at Toyota Stadium. Sounders FC have won seven of those encounters, with one draw. Sounders FC have also won their last four home meetings with FC Dallas.CHRIS’S PREDICTION:FC Dallas to WINOVER 2.5 Goals tweet
MLS Picks 2014 record
MLS Picks 2014 record
MLS Picks 2010 - 2013 record
MLS Picks 2010 - 2013 record
CHRIS’s PICKS in 2013 season 211–199 (accuracy 51.46 % )
CHRIS’s PICKS in 2012 season 187–133 (accuracy 58.43 % )
CHRIS’s PICKS in 2011 season 159–142 (accuracy 52.82 %)
CHRIS’s PICKS in 2010 season 97–82 in entire 2010 MLS season (accuracy 54.19 %) in picking winner or OVER / UNDER results.
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MLS Final Standings of 2013 season
MLS Final Standings of 2013 season
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