Welcome to *drum rolls* MLS week three live chat!
As Philadelphia and Dallas get us started this week Game got postponed due to weather until today (Saturday) at 4ET, but that is ok, because then there's just more games on Saturday! I’ll also cover some of the things you should know for NEXT week, right here, right now!
Week 4 Schedule:
With a full slate and all the teams playing, expect some good matchups; here are the top 3 to look at:
FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders - With FC Dallas first in the west and supporters shield race early, reigning supporters shield champs will look to gain some ground on the speedy Dallas side. Seattle should be without Dempsey and maybe a couple other players like Marco Pappa for Guatemala (not sure if they have friendlies this time around). FC Dallas can really blow the west open early if they get a win here and other results go their way.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Portland Timbers - Alright, so there's some background to this one. This is Basically kind of a derby, Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver are all located within a smaller area of North America called Cascadia, and when they play, it's like a 3 way derby, and whoever out of those three has the best record in the games between these teams, they actually get a 2-foot (.6 meters) tall silver cup, called the Cascadia Cup, supplied by the fan groups of all three of these clubs, and last year Vancouver won there second straight last year on 10 points out of a possible 18 with a GD of -3, impressive! Seattle finished with 8 and Portland with 7 points. This is a big game for these two teams, as it goes technically toward another extra trophy. The atmosphere will be ECSTATIC and it will be awesome to see!
Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union - Two teams that are expected to struggle, and as of the beginning of week 3, Chicago has no points at all, and Philly has 2 points off a 0-0 draw week 1 and a 3-3 draw week 2. This to me seems like an early battle to stay out of the bottom when it's all said and done. I feel this is the best Chance Chicago has to get a win until after WEEK 15! If Chicago wants to avoid sitting not-so-pretty at last place with 0 points, they need a win, and now, look for an urgency not usually seen in the first 5 weeks of a season.
So, I hope you are enlightened for next week, overall though, most seem like pretty fair matchups,and I can't really recommend players until the week is over to see who did what, sorry. Tell me how your teams finalized as I am very excited to see them!
My Final Team (Vamos DC United):
Rivero/Wondo/"Super Raton" Perez