By IVES GALARCEP
Familiar foes Real Salt Lake and Seattle Sounders renew acquaintances at Rio Tinto Stadium tonight as they face off in the marquee match-up of today’s MLS slate.
RSL enter the match riding a four-match unbeaten streak and will be looking to open a gap on Seattle in the West standings. The Sounders have just one loss in their past nine matches and will look to duplicate the success they enjoyed vs. RSL in last year’s playoffs, when the club registered the first playoff series victory in its history.
Another quality match-up will take place in Texas, where FC Dallas will battle a struggling Sporting KC side with just win in five matches. FCD have also slowed down after their strong start to the season, posting just two wins in their past seven matches, but they still hold first place in the West (though a loss could allow Portland to pass them).
Here is a rundown of today’s MLS schedule:
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes
8pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City
9pm – MLS Direct Kick – Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC
9:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
If you will be watching tonight’s MLS action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.