Wednesday, September 07, 2016

What We Want to Happen Today 9/7

Last weekend probably couldn't have gone much better for Sporting KC fans as results around the league went KC's way with Portland, Colorado, and Vancouver losing their games. The only way it could have gone better is if LA had not won against Columbus. Now there's a pair of midweek games, one of which is a big one to watch for KC fans.

LA at Salt Lake
What we want to happen - Salt Lake win

This is a hard one really to pick an option on simply because the two teams are so close. Both teams have played 27 games so far this season, tonight's game makes up their last game in hand on Kansas City. Both teams sit on 43 points, five points in front of Kansas City. Salt Lake is in second and LA is in fourth due to the most wins tie breaker, 12 to 10. I almost want to pick a draw here, but at the same time I don't want both teams to get to six points in front of KC, especially with the carrot being a home playoff game if KC can get into fourth place. So what we want to happen is the higher placed team, in this case Salt Lake, to take care of their business at home. Either of the other two results aren't the end of the world, but having LA still have to come to Kansas City once this season is enough for me to want Salt Lake to take care of business, leaving LA within five points.

Orlando at Montreal
What we want to happen - Orlando win

An Orlando win keeps Montreal with fewer points than Kansas City in the overall table, and while MLS Cup is pretty much a pipe dream, keeping the off chance of hosting MLS Cup is a nice thought.

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