MLS 2013, Week 13 preview and fixtures: What's a Champions League?

Jared Wickerham

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are good, which is why the winner will be promoted to MLS.

Yeah, but could Bastian Schweinsteiger do it on a hot Saturday in Dallas?

D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers

Saturday, 7 p.m. ET - Univision Deportes

At what point does Ashton Kutcher jump out of the bushes at RFK Stadium?

Pick: Portland, 2-1.

Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

Saturday, 7 p.m. ET - MLS Live

If Jack McInerney threw a tantrum, would anyone blame him? The kid needs help.

Pick: Montreal, 2-0.

New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC

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


Pick: Gross.

FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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

It took a few months for people to believe in San Jose last year. Have you learned our lesson? If you believe in Dallas, yes you have.

Pick: Dallas, 2-0.

Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago Fire

Saturday, 9 p.m. ET - MLS Live

Adding Mike Magee and Bakary Soumare will make the Fire significantly better, but they need to be super duper significantly better.

Pick: Salt Lake, 1-0.

Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, 9 p.m. ET - MLS Live

It's tough to outshine Chelis. Deshorn Brown will.

Pick: Colorado, 3-1.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo

Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ET - NBC Sports Network

Sporting finally got the gigantic Dynamo monkey off their backs last time these teams met. Dominic Kinnear doesn;t care.

Pick: Draw, 1-1.

New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew

Sunday, 5 p.m. ET - UniMas

The Red Bulls are trophy-less because they haven't gotten a shot at the Champions League. Bayern Munich wouldn't stand a chance.

Pick: New York, 5,930-2.

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders

Sunday, 11 p.m. ET - ESPN2

Robbie Rogers will play, if not this week then next week or the week after, and it will certainly be a milestone in professional sports. But the Galaxy took a chance on a player, not a symbol, and when all the deserved plaudits fade away, Rogers will have to produce.

It wasn't too long ago that the same was said of Seattle -- they have to produce. Finally, they are, and you would be hard-pressed to find a team playing any better right now.

Pick: Draw, 2-2.

Follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter | Like SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Full coverage of the UEFA Champions League final

AS Monaco make it rain

Cruz Azul win first leg of Liga MX final

Transfer rumours from SB Nation and our team blogs

Full coverage of the NWSL

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.