By JUSTIN FERGUSON
All eyes will be on Toronto on Saturday evening as new Seattle Sounders signing Clint Dempsey is expected to take the field for his first MLS match in almost seven years.
The U.S. Men’s National Team captain will look to lead his new team closer to a Western Conference playoff spot when they take on Toronto FC at BMO Field. It will be an intriguing matchup for the Sounders, who have been shut out in their last three matches away from home. Their Canadian opponents, on the other hand, have won back-to-back league matches and would love nothing more than to spoil Dempsey’s debut.
Later in the evening, Sporting Kansas City will look to build off of a midweek CONCACAF Champions League victory and bounce back in league play against the New England Revolution, who are three points back from a potential playoff spot. The night’s action will wrap up in Utah, where Western Conference leaders Real Salt Lake will host a Houston Dynamo side that is unbeaten in its last four matches.
Here is a rundown of tonight’s MLS schedule:
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes
7:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls
8pm – NBC Sports Network – Philadelphia Union vs DC United
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Chicago Fire vs Montreal Impact
8:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Sporting Kansas City vs New England
9:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – Real Salt Lake vs Houston Dynamo
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Enjoy the action.