Week 14 picks

Only five games are on tap this weekend, and several look like no-brainers when it comes to making picks. In the unpredictable MLS, however, you just never know.

L.A. Galaxy at San Jose
This is must-win for both teams, but particularly San Jose. Both teams are on the outside of the player picture looking in right now, but the gap for the Earthquakes is much larger. If this club is going to make a move it has to start now. San Jose 1-0.

Seattle at New York
Does anyone else get the feeling that New York might not win a game ever again. In its current five-game losing streak the Red Bulls have been outscored 12-3. That’s simply embarrassing. Seattle isn’t the greatest road team in the league, but it should be able to steal the full three points. Seattle 2-1.

Columbus at FC Dallas
Dallas let me down in my upset special pick last week, so there’s no way I’d pick them again tonight. Visiting Columbus is 4-0-5 in its last nine games, and it’s not like the few hundred fans at Pizza Hut Park will be intimidating. Columbus 3-1.

Real Salt Lake at Houston
The Dynamo have only given up seven goals all season, and only three of those have come during their current 10-game unbeaten streak. RSL is confident after last week’s road victory, but this is Houston not the L.A. Galaxy. Houston 2-0.

D.C. United at Colorado
D.C. United is feeling good about itself following a 3-3 tie at Seattle earlier in the week. This is a great opportunity for Colorado to assert itself as one of the premier teams in the Western Conference but without Conor Casey it’s just not going to happen.

Week 2 record: 0-7
Week 3 record: 4-4
Week 4 record: 1-6
Week 5 record: 3-3
Week 6 record: 5-2
Week 7 record: 2-5
Week 8 record: 2-7
Week 9 record: 2-5
Week 10 record: 5-2
Week 11 record: 2-4
Week 12 record: 2-4
Week 13 record: 4-3

Season Record: 32-53

Note: With three options in soccer picks, 33% would be considered average.

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