MLS 2012, Week 11 Preview And Fixtures: The Biggest Day In World Soccer

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 5: Jun Marques Davidson #27 of the Vancouver Whitecaps celebrates the winning goal of his teammate Eric Hassli #29 (not pictured) on Jon Busch #18 (not pictured) of the San Jose Earthquakes during the MLS match at BC Place on May, 5, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 2-1. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Everyone all around the world will be watching MLS on Saturday.

Saturday, May 19. It's the biggest day of the year in world soccer. Everyone around the world will have their eyes glued to televisions as they watch the best the world has to offer in the world's most popular sport. MLS, come on down!

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Seattle Sounders

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live

They might invent relegation just for the Timbers so this could end up being the Cascadia Cup.

Pick: Seattle, 2-1.

Montreal Impact vs. New York Red Bulls

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., MLS Live

This is the final time the Impact will play on the Olympic Stadium's concrete turf, but the opening of Stade Saputo won't give Jesse Marsch a midfielder who plays like, well, Jesse Marsch. Seriously, how does that happen?

Pick: Draw, 1-1.

D.C. United vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live

It's been 156 days since Toronto got a single point from a MLS match. If they hit 175 they lose their professional status.

Pick: D.C., 2-0.

New England Revolution vs. Houston Dynamo

Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live

There was a time when the Dynamo used to be one of those teams that everyone laughed at for not having their own stadium and playing in some dump. Last week they opened BBVA Compass Stadium and stopped being one of those teams so now they get to go to play the Revs and laugh at them.

Pick: Draw, 1-1.

FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live

The Union have been Nowak-ed, again.

Pick: Dallas, 2-0.

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting Kansas City

Saturday, 9:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live

Remember when Sporting was the undisputed top team in MLS? That seems like a long time ago now, but at least Kansas City still has the best BBQ.

Pick: Sporting, 2-0.

Chivas USA vs. LA Galaxy

Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Chivas might be the best team in Los Angeles. That's a real, legitimate possibility, even if you would have sent anyone who said that three months ago into a mental hospital.

Pick: Los Angeles, 2-1.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Columbus Crew

Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live

Guillermo Barros Schelotto is not walking through that door! Game, Quakes.

Pick: San Jose, 2-0.

Portland Timbers vs. Chicago Fire

Sunday, 7:00 p.m. ET, Galavision

JELD-WEN Field is still super cool. Too bad the Timbers aren't cool, or anything else mildly good for that matter.

Pick: Chicago, 2-0.

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