MLS 2013, Week 10 preview and fixtures: Galaxy host Dynamo in MLS Cup rematch

Harry How

It's Cinco de Mayo and you get two great matches to celebrate.

MLS has done you a favor by scheduling the two best matches of the week on Cinco de Mayo. Now you get to prove your commitment to the league by staying sober enough to analyze the match like a pro. That's what true fans do.

Are you a true fan?

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact

Saturday, 4 p.m. ET - MLS Live

It's not panic time in San Jose yet, but there are a lot of questions about this team. Asking them to answer them without the suspended Steven Lenhart and Alan Gordon might be a little much, but if they can really impress against a really good Montreal team then they will buy themselves a lot of good will in a season that has been pretty ugly thus far.

Pick: Draw, 1-1.

Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Saturday, 4 p.m. ET - MLS Live

What's more inept: The Union's defense or the Sounders' attack?

Pick: Draw, 1-1.

Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls

Saturday, 4 p.m. ET - NBC Sports Network

If the Nordecke doesn't have some sort of "on fire" chant then the Crew will be relegated.

Pick: Columbus, 2-1.

Colorado Rapids vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, 9 p.m. ET - MLS Live

If it's possible for both teams to concede late and lose?

Pick: Nobody.

Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Saturday, 9 p.m. ET - MLS Live

Well known Cinco de Mayo hotspots Salt Lake City and Vancouver wish this match was a day later.

Pick: Salt Lake, 2-0.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Chivas USA

Sunday, 5 p.m. ET - UniMas

Peter Vermes is regularly flabbergasted by the world. The world is regularly flabbergasted by Chelis.

Pick: Kansas City, 2-1.

LA Galaxy vs. Houston Dynamo

Sunday, 8 p.m. ET - ESPN2

The Galaxy are back-to-back MLS Cup champions and the Dynamo are back-to-back MLS Cup finalists. Unsurprisingly, the two clubs are also managed by the league's best managers.

Unfortunately, those two managers don't always put a lot of emphasis on regular season matches in May so this one may be a dud. But if the two teams give it a real go, watch out.

Can Juninho and Marcelo Sarvas find a way through Ricardo Clark without giving Oscar Boniek Garcia room to roam? Can Bobby Boswell and Co. handle Robbie Keane? Where does the roaming Landon Donovan find space with Dominic Kinnear's target on him?

This could be a lot of fun.

Pick: The lights will stay on.

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