MLS has reached that in-between period of the season where no one is quite sure what to make of things. Is it too early in the season to make judgements on teams and players still? Is the early season excitement really gone? Is it the middle of the season lull where you only kind of care, but pretend to care a lot more because you feel like a bad fan if you say, "whatever"? Nobody knows. All of your answers are valid, or invalid.
Friday, 11:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live
Of all of the teams, shouldn't Chivas be the ones playing on Cinco de Mayo? Or not. Whatever.
Pick: Draw, 1-1.
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live
That group of imposters wearing Toronto jerseys last week against Salt Lake looked like a professional team. Those BMO Field fans dressed as seats hope those imposters up again on Saturday.
Pick: D.C., 3-2.
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network
The Union have been Nowak-ed.
Pick: Seattle, 100-0.
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, 7:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live
How can the team with ALL OF THE STRIKERS not score goals? The Whitecaps' struggles to score goals make no sense, but it can't be blamed on a small sample size anymore. Meanwhile, the Earthquakes will get the real test of an elite team, having to go to their bench after a Wednesday match.
Pick: San Jose, 2-0.
Saturday, 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN
Most people don't like the Galaxy or Red Bulls. They spend too much money, are on TV too much and get too much hype. All of those people should watch this derp fest then. Saturday night comedy, live on ESPN.
Pick: LA, 2-0.
Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live
Remember Sporting? They're that really good team that two weeks ago were the undoubted top team in the league. You haven't heard about them since. That is partly because they had last weekend off and partly because they play in Kansas City, which half of Americans are convinced was blown off the face of the earth in 1853. But seriously, they're really good and Montreal is, well, Montreal.
Pick: Sporting, 3-0.
Saturday, 9:00 p.m. ET, MLS Live
Whatever happend to the good, dominating, pretty Salt Lake? It seems like that team has disappeared. I mean, they made Toronto look like a legitimate professional soccer team last week AT HOME. That is an exceptional level of suck, but it would take another five months of that before anyone loses faith on this team.
Pick: Salt Lake, 2-0.
Saturday, 10:30 p.m. ET, MLS Live
Pick: Columbus, 1-Are negatives possible?
Sunday, 7:00 p.m. ET, Galavision
It was only two years ago that these two teams were playing each other in MLS Cup, in Canada, without anybody watching. At least two of those things have changed since then.
Pick: Dallas, 2-1.