MLS Week 2 Preview

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The MLS is in full swing, with live action coming at you weekly. Here are a few matches from Week 2 to keep an eye on.

Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders

Saturday, March 12th at 1 PM (PST)

Seattle and Salt lake always finish near the top of the Western Conference. Though these two teams combined for a total of 1 point in Week 1, this Western Conference rivalry is always hard fought. The midfield battle between Seattle’s Ozzie Alonso and Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman is always something to watch. I have to think that Alonso would have gotten a look with the USMNT by now if his paperwork were in order.

SEE ALSO: MLS Week 1 Recap

New York City vs. Toronto FC

Sunday, March 13th at 2 PM

The stars are will collide in this Eastern Conference clash. New York City boasts three bonafide international stars in Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, and Frank Lampard. I scored goals with all of those players in FIFA ’12. Toronto has a high paid, high powered Big 3 of their own in Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Michael Bradley. We’ll see what that big money is really worth on match day this Sunday.

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San Jose vs. Portland Timbers

Sunday, March 13th at 4 PM

Both teams will be looking to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Timbers are still riding high after winning the MLS Cup last year, bringing great shame to their Cascadia rivals. San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski has a good head on his shoulders and a nose for goal. If Portland wants to stay unbeaten, they’ll have to keep an eye on Wondo.

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