MLS Week 33: Your Running Commentary

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A quintet of MLS matches fill the league schedule tonight, and every one carries some playoff implications.

The Seattle Sounders are in the chase for the Supporters Shield, and take on a tough Colorado Rapids team looking to secure their own place in the MLS Western Conference playoffs (10pm, NBC Sports). The Sounders will be without Clint Dempsey, but should still have enough firepower to test a Rapids side coming off a bye week.

At Red Bull Arena, the Red Bulls take on a desperate New England Revolution side in a key Eastern Conference clash (7pm, MLS Live). The Red Bulls can hold on to the top spot in the Supporters Shield race with a win, while the Revs are in dire need of a win to stay in the race for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

In Columbus, the red-hot Crew look to keep their strong run of form going against a Sporting KC side that suddenly finds itself feeling pressure from Houston for the No. 2 seed in the East (7:30pm, MLS Live). Columbus can climb into playoff position with a victory.

The Philadelphia Union need a victory tonight vs. Toronto FC (7:30pm, MLS Live) to regain their hold on fifth place in the East. Last week’s surprise win at Sporting KC should provide some momentum against a TFC side that hasn’t offered much resistance against good teams.

At Rio Tinto Stadium, Real Salt Lake will look to put the disappointment of losing in the U.S. Open Cup Final behind them when they face a reeling FC Dallas (9pm, MLS Live).

If you will be watching tonight’s action, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

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27 Responses to MLS Week 33: Your Running Commentary

  1. ed from houston says:

    come on NJ!!! i am rooting for you to win the shield, hold this one nil result over NE…. pls win the shield over the Flounders…

  2. Fredo says:

    …I hate the chivas.

    • timothy says:

      Me too. Who do US soccer fans hate most? Mexico. What is the most Mexican team (based on requirements to only play for Mexico)? Chivas. As long as they continue to play under the Chivas name, they will continue to be the most hated and lowest attended team in MLS

  3. manicmessiah says:

    Red Bulls got screwed, have 4 and stoppage to get a winner with a man up.

  4. AcidBurn says:

    And MLS refereeing rears its ugly head again. Ball clearly hits Olaves shoulder and he whistles for the PK. Atrocious.

  5. DanO says:

    Abominable ending to NY vs NE game. Joke PK. Suspect straight red. Farrell gets mugged.

  6. DubStepan says:

    Not MLS related, but Jose Torres was sent off in the Tigres game.

  7. Dude says:

    Was NY/NE a case of poor officiating or suspicious officiating?
    We’re not big enough to have the latter, right?

  8. Travis says:

    Well this Seattle v Colorado game is over about 10 min, gg colorado, seattle came out sleep walking

  9. petedx says:

    Looks like Clint Dempsey isn’t the only sounder who didn’t make the trip to colorado

  10. SBI TroII says:

    Wow Rapids are taking it to Seattle 2-0 in 10 minutes.

  11. Fredo says:

    I can’t help myself… Yeah Crapids!

  12. You kidding me says:

    Sounder mad! Sounder smash!

  13. chris_thebassplayer says:

    Seattle clearly tanking to eliminate any chance of facing the Quakes in the playoffs…so transparent, shameful pseudo D.

    All that’s left to watch is Yedlin overlapping and going up against Klute.

  14. ed from houston says:

    hold the result Colorado,three nil,

  15. ed from houston says:

    yes! yes! COLORADO four nil

  16. SBI TroII says:

    Rapids look unstoppable with Gaby Torres, Sanchez, and MLS ROY Deshorn Brown. Now I know why Dempsey stayed home haha

  17. Rolling Around says:

    Eddie Johnson loses it and throws a disgusting elbow to browns neck off the ball. Referee missed it entirely.

    God I am really starting to dislike EJ.

  18. John says:

    Are they chanting “Portland’s better”?
    and now “where’s Clint Dempsey”

  19. ed from houston says:

    if the hubcaps don’t get the full 3 poins they are toast in the west…….

  20. petedx says:

    Camilo with his goal of the year attempt there.