Okay, I think I’ve recovered enough from my horrible picks last week to try again. I’m also going to try my hand at the USL1 game of the week that Fox Soccer Channel will be showing this Friday.
Thursday May 24 — ESPN’s Game
Chicago Fire @ New York Red Bulls — 1-3 NYRB
The Red Bulls are looking too strong to pick against right now. And this time, Jozy will be on the field, not at his prom.
Saturday May 26
Kansas City Wizards @ New England Revolution — 1-2 Revs
Again, the home team looks like they’ll be too much for the visitors.
Houston Dynamo @ DC United — 0-2 DC
Picking the home side for the third time in a row. I don’t think Houston can pull this one off, DC is starting to put the pieces together.
Toronto FC @ Columbus Crew — 1-0 TFC
I think Toronto will pick up where they left off before the loss to DC last week. Columbus just won’t be able to keep up with them.
Los Angeles Galaxy @ Colorado Rapids — 1-1 draw
A lot is made of Colorado being ahead of LA in the standings, but they seem to be fading. I’m not sure that LA is that much stronger though.
FC Dallas @ Chivas USA — 2-1 Dallas
Dallas is looking pretty good, though there last couple of games haven’t been against strong teams — then again Chivas isn’t a very strong team.
Sunday May 27
Real Salt Lake @ Chicago Fire &mdash 2-1 RSL
If Kreis can get the boys fired up (sorry, I never could resist a good pun) I think RSL can can beat a fading Fire side.
USL1 Friday Night Game
Miami FC @ Montreal Impact — 1-2 Montreal
Miami played well last week, but Montreal is the second best team in the league (behind Vancouver). As well as Nick DeSantis has been coaching them, I’d think some MLS teams might want to tune into this game to see how he does.