MLS Matchday 11 Preview


Major League Soccer is nearly a third of the way through its season, and narratives are building across the league. LAFC remain undefeated and have reached the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Final after eliminating the Philadelphia Union. They’ll head north to face a dangerous San José Earthquakes side, while in the Eastern Conference, co-leaders New England and Cincinnati face tricky opponents in Toronto FC and D.C. United, respectively.

San José Earthquakes-LAFC

The league’s only unbeaten team, LAFC will head north to face a team against whom no love is lost. With Carlos Vela and Dénis Bouanga going through the gears, the visitors are the favorite here, but the skill of Cristian Espinoza and Jeremy Ebobisse means the hosts could pull off an upset.

Toronto FC-New England Revolution

The Revs haven’t lost since March 13, and they’ll be looking to keep that run alive as they head north of the border. Dylan Borrero, one of the team’s bright spots to date, has been lost for the season to an ACL injury, but the team boast impressive depth. Toronto’s star-studded squad has been slow to get going this season, but may have turned a corner with a 1-0 win against New York City last weekend. 

FC Cincinnati-D.C. United

After a cracking 3-0 win last weekend, D.C. United will head to TQL Stadium to take on the Eastern Conference co-leaders. Christian Benteke is the danger man with a goal in each of his last two matches, while the visitors will have to contend with in-form Sergio Santos, who has two goals and an assist in the team’s last three matches.

FC Dallas-St. Louis City

The expansion side’s form has dipped slightly of late, but no team in MLS has scored more goals, and they remain just a point off top spot in the Western Conference. The hosts have lost just once in their last five matches, with top scorer Jesús Ferreira leading the way.