By IVES GALARCEP
The second week of the 2013 MLS season won’t include some of the league’s best teams as they are given the weekend off ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some intriguing match-ups today.
D.C. United returns home after a season-opening loss to the Houston Dynamo, and they will take on a tough opponent in Real Salt Lake, that began the season with a big road win vs. San Jose.
Ryan Nelsen will manage his first home game today as Toronto FC play their home opener at Rogers Center against a strong Sporting KC side that will be looking to spoil the welcoming party.
One match that won’t be played today is the Colorado Rapids’ home opener vs. the Philadelphia Union. The match was originally scheduled for today, but heavy snow has forced the postponement of the match, which will now be played on Sunday.
Here is a rundown of today’s matches:
1:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Toronto FC vs. Sporting Kansas City
7pm- MLS Direct Kick- D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake
7:30pm- NBC Sports Network- Chicago Fire vs. New England Revolution
7:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Columbus Crew
10:30pm- MLS Direct Kick- Portland Timbers vs. Montreal Impact
If you will be watching today’s MLS matches, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.