The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, but not this Major League Soccer betting weekend plan, which includes crucial matchups.
FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire
Date: Thursday, 25th May
Venue: Toyota Park
Sportsbook odds for fans who bet on soccer:
FC Dallas +½ (-119) 2½ (-107) +275
Chicago Fire -½ (+104) 2½ (-108) +108
FC Dallas/Chicago Fire Draw +260
Los Toros’ nine-game undefeated streak finally came to an end in Dallas’ 0-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Lead scorer Maximiliano Urruti effectively had his hands – or should that be feet? – tied and only managed one well-off shot attempt in the dying minutes of the game. Collectively, Dallas only had their first shot on goal 75 minutes into the match.
Meanwhile, the Fire is in the midst of its very own four-game streak, which includes winning the last three straight – as well as their first road win of the season, 1-0 over DC United on Saturday. Ghanaian striker David Accam scored the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute. The Fire returns to Toyota Center this Thursday, where they remain unbeaten.
Columbus Crew vs. Toronto FC soccer betting preview
Date: Friday, 26th May
Venue: BMO Field
Columbus Crew +½ (+109) 3 (+119) +326
Toronto FC -½ (-124) 3 (-134) -120
Columbus Crew/Toronto FC Draw +313
The Crew has lost five of their last eight games, including a 1-2 defeat to the New England Revolution on Sunday. Columbus took an early lead thanks to Ole Kamara’s outside-of-the-boot volley from the top of the box – which was the Norwegian’s seventh goal of the season, as well as Wil Trapp’s 10th career assist. The Crew’s joy was short-lived, though; 14 minutes later they had allowed two goals.
The Reds’ only loss so far this season was at the hands of the Crew in mid-April, which Toronto duly avenged two weeks ago. The Canadians head toward the third and final match of the 2017 Trillium Cup off a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Friday.
Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Rapids soccer betting preview
Date: Saturday, May 27th
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
Odds for fans who bet on soccer:
Sporting Kansas City PK (-104) 2 (-128) +188
Colorado Rapids PK (-111) 2 (+113) +167
Sporting Kansas City/Colorado Rapids Draw +224
The Wizards lost to the Vancouver Whitecaps for the first time in their last six meetings, 0-2 on Saturday. Manager Peter Vermes is apparently not of the “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” persuasion and replaced four – only one of whom was injured – players from the eleven that soundly defeated the Sounders last Wednesday. Nonetheless, KC remains on top of the Western Conference.
The Slowpids dropped a second straight road game, this 1-2 at Philadelphia Union. Caleb Calvert scored his first goal MLS to put Colorado ahead at halftime, but then got sent off also for the first time in his MLS career, allowing the Union to rally on the undermanned Rapids, who have settled in the basement of the West.