MLS Week 3 picks

Like Real Salt Lake, I was quite rusty in my first picks of the season last year – missing all seven games I picked. This is my bounce back week, and it starts tonight with the ESPN2 game of the week.

Columbus at Real Salt Lake
RSL is better than it showed last week, but so is Columbus. I expect tonight’s game in 30 degree weather to be a tight one and ultimately it will end in a stalemate. Draw 1-1.

Seattle at Toronto FC
Who would’ve expected this would be the marquee game of the week just two weeks ago. Until Seattle proves it can succeed without 28,000 fans cheering them on, I’m just not going to jump on the bandwagon. Toronto 2-0.

FC Dallas at New England
Dallas’ defense has been awful so far, and the Revs are coming off a tie in which it scored in the 90th minute at New York. The Hoops slide continues. New England 2-0.

Houston at D.C. United
D.C. has salvaged draws in each of its first two games, and I’m guessing it will do it again this week against the struggling Dynamo. Draw 1-1.

Colorado at Los Angeles
The Galaxy are at home coming off a bye against a Colorado team that just isn’t that good on the road. This should be a predictable outcome. Galaxy 2-1.

New York at Chicago
A week after giving up a 90th minute goal and settling for a tie, the last thing a team needs is to make a visit to Chicago – arguably the best team in MLS. Fire 3-0.

San Jose at Kansas City
The Wizards have played well in their first two games but don’t have anything to show for it. That should end tonight against the Earthquakes. Wizards 2-1.

Columbus at Chivas USA
This match-up just doesn’t seem fair, and it’s going to happen all year. Just a few days after playing at Real Salt Lake, the Crew travel to Chivas USA against a team with six points in two matches. Chivas should have nine points after Sunday. Chivas 2-0.

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