Los Angeles (Globe Live Media), Sep 9 – With only five more dates to play, the MLS faces the final stretch of its regular season with a new day this weekend in which the visit to Dallas stands out. of Los Angeles FC (LAFC) of the Mexican Carlos Vela and Gareth Bale.
After recovering from three consecutive losses with a 2-0 victory against Real Salt Lake, LAFC, the leader of the West, will face a Dallas that is third in that same conference and that counts in its attack with the Colombian-American Jesús Ferreira, who has scored 16 goals this season.
For its part, Philadelphia Union, at the head of the East, will receive Orlando City at home, with high morale after winning their first US Open Cup this week by beating the Sacramento Republic 3-0 in the final.
Philadelphia Union is launched with four consecutive victories in which it accumulated 18 goals in favor and only one against (0-6 against DC United, 6-0 against Colorado Rapids, 4-1 against Atlanta United and 0-2 against New York Red Bulls).
In the fight to win the MLS Supporters’ Shield, which awards the best team in the regular season in both conferences, LAFC is tied on 60 points with the Philadelphia Union, but the Philadelphia team has played one more game than the Angelenos.
The 30th day of the MLS will begin this afternoon with the meeting between Montreal, which is second in the East, and Columbus Crew of Colombian Cucho Hernández (8 goals in 12 games).
On Saturday, MLS fans will have a very exciting day with 13 games (on Sunday there are no games) and where other outstanding duels appear, such as the visit of the LA Galaxy of Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández to the difficult field of Nashville.
The Angelenos will have to be very careful with Hany Mukhtar, top scorer in MLS with 21 points and who scored five goals in the last two games.
In addition, Gonzalo Higuaín’s Inter Miami will face the Chicago Fire at home and Toronto will also travel to face Atlanta United, which is in a very complicated situation and this week separated the Venezuelan Josef Martínez for a match due to his bad behavior in the dressing room.
PROGRAM OF THE DAY:
– Friday, September 9:
– Saturday September 10:
Charlotte – New York City
Nashville – LA Galaxy
New York Red Bulls-New England Revolution
Cincinnati–San Jose Earthquakes
Philadelphia Union-Orlando City
Chicago Fire-Inter Miami
Houston Dynamo – Sporting Kansas City
Colorado Rapids – Vancouver Whitecaps
Real Salt Lake – DC United
Portland Timbers-Minnesota United.