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MLS Matchday 10 Preview


Major League Soccer is back with a bang! Matchday 10 will feature a massive match between FC Cincinnati and New England Revolution on Saturday as well as an early kickoff between bitter rivals Nashville and Atlanta.

Nashville SC-Atlanta United

Nashville retain the league’s best defense after a battling draw with LAFC last weekend, and will be eager to climb the table against a regional rival. Hany Mukhtar is finding form with three goals and three assists to date, while Thiago Almada (four goals, five assists) and Giorgos Giakoumakis (five goals) are the danger men for the visitors, who will be missing the veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan through injury.

New England Revolution-FC Cincinnati

It’s a battle for top spot in the Eastern Conference between the hosts and FC Cincinnati. The Revs are unbeaten in six matches – only LAFC have a longer streak – and will be eager to put some space between themselves and the visitors, who will still be with the services of Brenner, the striker having been sold to Udinese effective on July 1.

St. Louis City SC-Portland Timbers

After a pair of disappointing losses, St. Louis City SC are back in form, with a draw and a win in their last two matches. The expansion side are in first place in the Western Conference, level on points with Seattle, but they will need their wits about them as they take on a Portland side who have been inconsistent but dangerous. The Timbers will also want revenge for a 2-1 City win in early March.