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Three games across MLS today ... mostly Eastern

LogoMLSThe Sounders will conclude training today for their 6 p.m. Sunday match at Portland.

However, there are three MLS games scheduled today, mostly involving Eastern Conference teams. The lone exception is FC Dallas, which plays Chicago today in Frisco, Texas -- where the Sounders will be a week from today.

Here are some brief previews from the league:

Montreal Impact vs. New England Revolution, 11:30 a.m. PT (TSN, RDS)· The Impact saw their winless streak reach four matches following a 1-0 loss at the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Their season-long is five games without a win, June 29-July 10.· Diego Fagundez netted his fifth goal in the last seven games as the Revolution reached a late 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. Fagundez also has two assists in that span; he has 12 goals for the season.

· The teams are meeting for the second time this season. Patrice Bernier scored a pair of goals – both on penalty kicks – and Marco Di Vaio also scored twice as the Impact rolled to a 4-2 victory Sept. 8 at Gillette Stadium.

· The Impact have won three of the four meetings all-time. The lone Revolution win came at Stade Saputo, a 1-0 victory last Oct. 27.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union, 4 p.m. PT· The teams are meeting for the third time this season in league play. Jack McInerney scored a pair of goals to pace Union to a 3-2 victory April 21 at RFK Stadium, then Conor Casey hit for a brace in a 2-0 Union victory Aug. 10 at PPL Park.

· United suffered their third consecutive league loss on Saturday, falling 3-0 to the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium, extending their MLS winless streak to nine games in their club-record 22nd defeat this season.

· Union have won back-to-back 1-0 matches, winning on Saturday vs. Toronto FC at PPL Park behind a Kléberson free kick five minutes deep into second-half stoppage time, his first MLS goal.

· Goalkeeper Zac MacMath now leads MLS with 12 shutouts following the victory vs. Toronto, one ahead of Jimmy Nielsen (KC) and Donovan Ricketts (POR).

FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire, 5:30 p.m. PT· Kenny Cooper scored his first league goal since May 18 as FC Dallas kept alive their playoff hopes with a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening.

· The Fire ended a brief two-game winless streak with a 3-0 win against D.C. United on Saturday evening as midfielder Jeff Larentowicz scored his second goal this season and center back Bakary Soumare his first.

· The Fire won the Brimstone Cup – awarded by the two supporters’ clubs of the two teams so named when it matched the Fire and the Burn – last year for the first time since 2001, in a 2-1 victory at Toyota Park in the only meeting between the teams.

· The win was the first for the Fire in the all-time series since a 3-1 Chicago win in 2009, and was their first win ever in Bridgeview, their last home win coming in 2005.

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