A quintet of intra-conference match-ups make up today's Major League Soccer action, led by the Seattle Sounders taking on the Colorado Rapids.
The Sounders are winless in eight MLS matches, but return to CenturyLink Field feeling good after a hard-earned point in a scoreless mid-week draw against Real Salt Lake. A victory won't come easy against a Rapids side that is fully healthy and showing signs of being ready to make a run up the West standings.
The Eastern Conference's lone match of the evening takes place at Livestrong Sporting Park, where Sporting Kansas City face the Houston Dynamo in a rematch of of the 2011 Eastern Conference Final. Sporting KC is coming in off a mid-week victory against Montreal and will be looking to close ground on D.C. United and New York atop the Eastern Conference standings. The Dynamo registered a mid-week draw against the Chicago Fire, and will be welcoming back Geoff Cameron, who missed that match with a hamstring injury.
Here is tonight's MLS schedule:
8 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo
9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers
9 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10:30 p.m. - MLS Live/Direct Kick - Chivas USA vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
11 p.m. - NBCSN/TSN2 - Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids
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