However, there are three games on the league schedule today. Here are some quick previews from the league:
FC Dallas at Toronto FC, 1 p.m. (CBUT, MLS Direct Kick package)FC Dallas won for the fourth time in five games and extended their unbeaten streak to seven games in huge 2-0 win Saturday against Real Salt Lake, the hottest team in MLS coming into the game.Toronto FC saw their lengthy unbeaten streak come to an end in dramatic circumstances with the stoppage-time penalty kick in Philadelphia. It was TFC’s first loss in nine league games and 12 games in all competitions, dating back to a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on May 1.Brek Shea’s two-goal effort vs. San Jose on June 5 started FCD’s current hot streak, and he continued it against RSL with a goal and an assist. Dallas is now five points Real in the Western Conference standings.Toronto FC defeated FC Dallas in the first meeting between the teams – and have not won since. FCD has won three of the intervening contests, with two draws.
Houston Dynamo at Columbus Crew, 4:30 p.m. (MLS Direct Kick package)The teams are meeting for the second time in three weeks, after having played to a scoreless draw July 10 in Houston. That was the last MLS game for the Dynamo; the Crew went 1-1 in two games last week.The Crew extended their lead atop the Eastern Conference to five points in their 2-0 victory against New York on Saturday evening, coming on the heels of a midweek home loss to Kansas City.The Dynamo are looking to advance to the semifinals of SuperLiga for the third time in three tries, which they can achieve with at least a draw Wednesday vs. Mexico’s Puebla FC.
Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. (MLS Direct Kick package)Real Salt Lake saw their club-record unbeaten and shutout streaks come to an end in the loss to FC Dallas on Saturday. It was RSL’s first loss in 11 league games, since a 1-0 loss at Columbus on April 24. Real allowed their first goal since May 29, the shutout streak snapped at 567 minutes, fourth-longest in MLS history.Chivas USA will return to league action after trying to qualify for the SuperLiga semifinals at midweek. Chivas USA need to defeat Pachuca and have Puebla defeat the Houston Dynamo to reach the knockout stage.Chivas USA forward Justin Braun returns to his hometown Salt Lake City. Braun was the leading scorer in the state of Utah during his junior and senior years in high school; he was playing for amateur side Olympique Montreux in an adult tournament at The Home Depot Center when discovered by Chivas.It’s the second meeting of the season between the expansion class of 2005. Fabian Espindola’s dramatic winner in the 89th minute May 22 at The Home Depot Center gave Real a 2-1 victory.