Saturday morning thoughts, predictions

It’s game day, and like everyone else I’m very anxious to see how Real Salt Lake handles the inevitable pressure thrown its way by D.C. United. I’m also curious to see if coach Jason Kreis sticks with his guns and benches Ian Joy for his poor play — like he did with Carey Talley — and goes with rookie Tony Beltran. The atmosphere at RFK Stadium is a tough place to make a starting debut, but it’s got happen somewhere. I’m also curious to see if Jamison Olave gets the starting nod as well.

Unfortunately I won’t be covering tonight’s match in D.C. The Deseret Morning News has lined up correspondent Dave Driver to cover the match for us, the same person one we’ve used the past couple of years in D.C. He’s done a great job in the past I expect he’ll do the same again this year.

Here are my predictions for this weekend’s games, and after an incredible 0-6 showing last week I’m desperate for a bounce back week.

MLS Saturday Predictions

Kansas City (2) at Toronto FC (0) — Toronto’s attack wasn’t all that impressive against RSL last weekend, and Kansas City is playing like one of the best teams in the league.
Houston (1) at Columbus (2) — Who would’ve thought that Columbus, not Houston, would be gunning for its fourth win of the season in Week 5. They’ll get it too.
Real Salt Lake (1) at D.C. United (2) — It won’t be as convincing as RSL’s win a few weeks ago, but D.C. United will get its revenge.
Colorado (1) at Chicago (1) — The Rapids should bounce back from last week’s tough home loss with an away point against the Fire.
Chivas USA (3) at L.A. Galaxy (3) — Neither team’s defense is playing all that well so I expect a lot of goals.

MLS Sunday Predictions

San Jose (0) at New York (2) — The ‘Quakes had their fun last weekend, but it’s back to reality in the Apple.

Record to date: Correct 10, Incorrect 17.
Note: I’m counting draws in my record, therefore picking a draw that results in a winner is considered incorrect.

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