In a game with massive playoff implications, the New York Red Bulls will host the Chicago Fire today in a nationally-televised match.
With the two teams tied for second place in the Eastern Conference, a playoff preview could be in store at Red Bull Arena this afternoon. One of the clubs could clinch a postseason berth today, as the winner of the match can seal its spot based on results in other games around MLS later on.
On the West Coast, a tasty matchup sees the Los Angeles Galaxy host Real Salt Lake at the Home Depot Center. The game is crucial for playoff positioning, as Salt Lake currently sit two points above the Galaxy for second place in the West.
Other matches around the league see DC United looking to stay in the playoff hunt against Toronto, and Houston Dynamo facing Montreal in a game that could extinguish the Impact's postseason hopes. The San Jose Earthquakes will look to preserve its lead in the Supporters' Shield race as they take on Colorado.
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Enjoy the action (Today's MLS Schedule is after the jump):
TODAY'S MLS SCHEDULE
1pm – MLS Live - Toronto FC vs. D.C. United
3:30pm - NBC - NY Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire
7pm - MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick - Philadelphia Union vs. NE Revolution
8:30pm - MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick - Houston Dynamo vs. Montreal Impact
9pm - NBC Sports Network - LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake
9pm - MLS Live/MLS Direct Kick - Colorado Rapids vs. SJ Earthquakes