Last week I posted a respectable 3-3 record in my picks, but this week I’m looking to finally jump above .500. I’m counting on a Galaxy upset to get me there in what otherwise appears to be a pretty straightforward week for picks.
Chicago at Columbus
It’s hard to believe that the defending champs are still without a victory five games into the season. I don’t see the Crew getting a win here either against what should be a ticked off Fire squad after they blew three points against Kansas City. Draw 1-1.
New England at Real Salt Lake
The Revs will make RSL work for 90 minutes much like D.C. United did, and even though I anticipate a poor crowd because of the weather and the Jazz vs. Lakers game tonight, home-field advantage should boost RSL to a win. RSL 2-1.
L.A. Galaxy at Colorado
The Galaxy are the only team in the Western Conference without a win. My gut is telling me this is the week they break through. The Rapids have beat L.A. twice in the past three weeks, one of which was a U.S. Open Cup qualifying match, but tonight will be different. Galaxy 3-2.
FC Dallas at Chivas USA
Nine points separate these teams in the standings, but it will be 12 after Saturday as the Goats pounce on the worst defense in MLS. Chivas 4-1.
San Jose at Seattle
The buzz has settled down a bit in the Pacific Northwest as the Sounders have dropped two straight. They should regain their form against an improved Quakes squad, but a squad nonetheless that couldn’t take care of business at home in the opening month. Seattle 2-0.
D.C. United at New York
The Red Bulls should be able to build off the momentum of last week’s win over Real Salt Lake by taking advantage of D.C. United, which will be without Christian Gomez. New York 1-0.
Kansas City at Toronto FC
Both of these teams won mid-week games at home this week, but Kansas City is the club hitting the road for this Eastern Conference clash. John Carver’s resignation as head coach should motivate Toronto enough to eke out a victory. Toronto 2-1.
Week 2 record: 0-7
Week 3 record: 4-4
Week 4 record: 1-6
Week 5 record: 3-3
Note: With three options in soccer picks, 33% would be considered average.