Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By DAN KARELL

Major League Soccer’s first half of the season wraps up with two matches tonight before the league takes a two-week break during the World Cup group-stage.

Leading off the evening is an Eastern Conference showdown between two teams at opposite spectrums of the standings. Third-place D.C. United travel up north to face the Montreal Impact (7:30pm, MLS Direct Kick/MLS Live), knowing that D.C. United could take sole-possession of first place in the Eastern Conference with a win.

Finishing off the evening, the jump-started Portland Timbers look to take their positive momentum into the mid-season break when they host a weakened FC Dallas (10pm, ESPN2/ESPN Deportes) club at Providence Park. The Timbers have won three of their last four games behind the great work of forward Fanendo Adi, who has scored four goals and provided two assists since joining the team in May.

With the World Cup beginning on Thursday, Wednesday will be the last night to enjoy any MLS action before it disappears for two weeks.

If you will be watching today’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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4 Responses to Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

  1. scb says:

    No mention of the two US Open Cup matches tonight, both of which will have live streams online and are pretty tasty matchups (Dynamo vs. the amateur Laredo heat & the Quakes vs. a semi-local rival in Sacramento)??

  2. bryan says:

    man, Franklin lucky DeLeon just equalized immediately. Franklin got owned by Romero right before that. has to do so much better than that…

  3. Timmytwoshoezzz says:

    2 MLS teams versus an amateur and a semi-local is tasty? If one of those two MLS teams loses then we will need to reevaluate how strong all of us think the league is (because no one thinks it is THAT bad)

    • scb says:

      Tasty in the sense that there is some giant-killing potential, which I at least find intriguing. And if you think any MLS team losing to a lower-division team is cause for reevaluating the strength of MLS, then you probably don’t know a lot about the history of the USOC.