Week seven of the MLS season is set to kick off and two unlikely first-place teams look to hold on to their top spots.
Toronto FC has posted two straight shutout victories to move into first place in the East and now has a chance to bury defending MLS champions Columbus even further in the East basement when the team's meet today.
Chivas USA will take its league-best five wins to San Jose to face off against a struggling Earthquakes team that looks to have little chance in this all-Cali match-up.
This weekend's marquee match-up actually features two second-place teams as the Seattle Sounders look to hand the Chicago Fire its first loss of the season when the teams meet at Toyota Park tonight.
This will post will serve as the site for MLS running commentary (except for New York/LA, which will have it's own thread). I will very likely be providing a running commentary for the Seattle-Chicago match as well so keep an eye out for that as well.
Here is a rundown of this weekend's matches, as well as the Best XI individual match-ups of the weekend:
MLS Matchday Seven Schedule
4pm- Columbus Crew at Toronto FC (Direct Kick)
7:30pm- FC Dallas at D.C. United (FSC)
8:30pm- Seattle Sounders at Chicago Fire (Direct Kick)
9:30pm- Real Salt Lake at Colorado Rapids (Direct Kick)
10:30pm- Chivas USA at San Jose Earthquakes (Direct Kick)
10:30pm- New York Red Bulls at Los Angeles Galaxy (MSG)
3pm- Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution (Telefutura)
Best XI Match-ups to Watch
Fredy Montero vs. Wilman Conde
Cuauhtemoc Blanco vs. Osvaldo Alonso
Brian McBride vs. Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
Robbie Rogers vs. Marvell Wynne
Amado Guevara vs. Brian Carroll
Danny Dichio vs. Chad Marshall
Ben Olsen vs. David Ferreira
Javier Morales vs. Pablo Mastroeni
Juan Pablo Angel vs. Gregg Berhalter
Sacha Kljestan vs. Bobby Convey
Shalrie Joseph vs. Ricardo Clark
What match are you most looking forward to? Which individual match-up is the one you'll have your eye on this weekend? Which match-up didn't make our Best XI that you think will be a great one to watch?
If you will be watching today's matches please feel free to post your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action.