No DCU to drive me insane this week, I guess that's a good thing...
Columbus-New England, 7:00 ET (ESPN2)
Will the Crew ever score a goal? Will the Crew ever give up a goal? I guess Sigi just loves the doughnuts. Their Argentine savior won't be there yet, so I'm not sure what to expect. You also have the Shalrie Joseph situation on the New England side, which can't be easy to deal with. I'm predicting yet another scoreless draw for the Village People.
Columbus 0, New England 0
New York-Houston, 7:30 ET (FSC)
No monsoons in New York this time, which might be helpful or hurtful to the Red Bulls. The undefeated Dynamo come to town. I'm guessing it will be a little early for the Angel to save New York. When Mathis doesn't play as well as he did last week, will everyone say, "Oh, it's the old Cleetus again."? I think Davis and Mullan on the wings will be too much for NY to handle.
New York 1, Houston 2
Chicago-Kansas City, 8:30 ET (HDNet)
Chicago looked really poor against ten-man Colorado last week, while the Wiz looked like world beaters destroying DC. KC did have an Open Cup qualifier match last night, losing in extra time to RSL. Will that have an impact on the game this weekend? I think so, playing a second game in the week on the road will be too much for KC to handle. A moment of brilliance from Mappy could be enough to change the game.
Chicago 1, KC 0
Chivas USA-Real Salt Lake, 10:30 ET (DK)
This would be my Cupcake Game of the Week. Both teams like to go forward, so it should be a fun one to watch. Chivas has looked really good so far, with the exception of the first 20 minutes or so against Toronto. Unlucky for them that Chingy's header cost them a point on the road last week, they dominated the game for the most part. Rimando cost RSL three points in their opener against Dallas, but then rebounded with a shutout against the impotent Construction Workers. I might have to get in front of a TV after the Silverbacks opener Saturday night for this one.
Chivas USA 3, RSL 2
FC Dallas-Colorado, 3:00 ET (TeleFutura)
While Dallas has filled all three columns in the standings, I haven't been all that impressed with what I've seen out of them. They were handed a point in Salt Lake (thanks Nicky!), were opportunistic against LA, and drowned in New York. They'll be at home for the first time, which should help. Colorado has been one of the more impressive teams in the league to me, it's a shame they had to play with ten for so long last weekend because of Roberto Brown's stupidity. These teams do not like each other, the Rapids have knocked the Hoops out of the playoffs the last two years. I'm expecting more fireworks on Sunday, and some goals from Nico Hernandez.
Dallas 1, Colorado 2