MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

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The two hottest teams in Major League Soccer face off tonight with playoff dreams on the line as the Montreal Impact visit Crew Stadium to take on the Columbus Crew.

The Impact and Crew wouldn't have been pegged to be playing a Game of the Week candidate a month ago, but Montreal's five-game winning streak and the Crew's five-match unbeaten streak have changed things and now both teams are on the verge of breaking into the playoff places in the Eastern Conference.

Tonight's MLS schedule features five matches, including a tasty inter-conference clash between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake. RSL is trying to gather some momentum and make a run at first place in the West, while D.C. United will be eager to post a road victory and avoid losing any more ground on the Impact and Crew.

Here is SBI's weekend MLS preview looking at all of tonight's matches, and here is my FOX Soccer look at the top matches of the weekend (with a look at Caleb Porter's hiring as Portland head coach).

Here is tonight's MLS schedule:

7:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

7:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact

8:30pm- MLS Direct Kick– Sporting Kansas City vs. Toronto FC

9pmMLS Live/Direct Kick Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United

10pm- MLS Direct Kick– LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps


If you will be watching tonight's action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below (and also be sure to follow us on Twitter at @soccerbyives for updates on all of tonight's matches).

Enjoy the action.

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8 Responses to MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

  1. Dank says:

    It’s pathetic that MLS can’t get any of these games televised. How are they going to gain popularity if the only people who can watch games are the ones who are already committed enough to shell out for Direct Kick?

  2. VADCUfan says:

    They are televised locally, but I agree that there are several games here that would be good enough to make NBC or ESPN’s lineup.

  3. Dank says:

    DC United games, including this one, usually aren’t on local DC TV.

  4. bryan says:

    DC United is on Comcast Sportsnet. The local channel.

  5. CplDaniel says:

    I can’t believe I can’t find just ONE of these games on cable.

  6. Gerald says:

    NBC sports had a game yesterday and one tomorrow. This the opening weekend of college football which trumps MLS as far as ESPN is concerned The end of the Crew – Impact game was suprising…bye bye Impact it was a good run

  7. Dank says:

    My mistake, just wasn’t on because of the lightning delay.

  8. ThaDeuce says:

    Gooooooooooo D.C.. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!