The MLS Season is fully underway and teams in both conferences are vying for early season seeding. The Montreal Impact (4-3-3, 15 points) currently lead the Eastern Conference while the Colorado Rapids (6-2-2, 20 points) pace the Western Conference. Teams in both conferences are hoping to dethrone the Portland Timbers, the winners of the 2015 MLS Cup. Portland (3-3-4, 12 points) has struggled early on, but has shown the ability to play well as the season progresses. Last season, as a 3-seed, Portland defeated top-ranked Dallas FC in the Western Conference Finals, 5-3, before beating the Columbus Crew, 2-1, in the MLS Cup Finals. Diego Valeri was named MLS Cup MVP after scoring the first goal of the game. This season, fans are flocking to stadiums across the country watch MLS action. The top five games for this weekend are presented below.
5/14/16 I FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC I CenturyLink Field I Avg. Ticket Price: $118.41 I Get-In: $48
FC Dallas (17 points) will travel to Seattle to face the Sounders (13 points) in an early season matchup. Led by Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris, and a tough defense, Seattle is on a winning streak that it hopes to carry over into this game. Dallas, however, has dropped three straight road games after a strong start to the season. Fans hoping to attend this early season showdown can find great deals on TiqIQ. The average ticket price for FC Dallas tickets on the resale market is $118.41 and the cheapest can be found from $48.
5/15/16 I Portland Timbers at NYCFC I Yankee Stadium I Avg. Ticket Price: $91.34 I Get-In: $44
The reigning MLS Cup champions (12 points) will travel to New York City for a battle against NYCFC (13 points) on Sunday, May 15th. Both teams have gotten off to slow starts, but expect things to change once the weather improves. Plus, Portland is currently missing its top goal tender, Adam Kwarasey. Kwarasey may not be back for this matchup, which will favor a NYCFC team that is looking to build upon its current winning streak. While tickets start from $44, fans traveling to the game can find great deals for Yankee Stadium parking.
5/15/16 I Sporting Kansas City at Orlando City SC I Citrus Bowl I Avg. Ticket Price: $82.20 I Get-In: $39
Sporting Kansas City (14 points) are winless in their last six games, but a match against Orlando City SC (11 points) this Sunday may be what they need to get back on track. Sporting will be coming off a tough game against Colorado on Wednesday, so they’ll need to remain focused to take care of business. Ticket prices for this match start at $39 on the secondary market.
5/14/16 I Houston Dynamo at Real Salt Lake I Rio Tinto Stadium I Avg. Ticket Price: $57.82 I Get-In: $17
Houston (8 points) is currently in last place in the Western Conference, so a visit to Real Salt Lake (17 points) this Saturday may not be what the Dynamo were hoping for. Real Salt Lake is coming off a tough loss to archrival, Colorado, so expect them to play with a lot of emotion in this match-up. Ticket prices at Rio Tinto Stadium start at just $17 for the weekend match.
5/14/16 I Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union I Talen Energy Stadium I Avg. Ticket Price: $57.64 I Get-In: $27
Montreal (15 points) sits atop the Eastern Conference, but Philadelphia (13 points) is not far behind. Montreal is coming off an emotional comeback in Columbus while Philadelphia has had over a week of rest since tying San Jose. Philadelphia will play the LA Galaxy on Wednesday before returning home to face the Impact. Tickets start from $27 on the resale market, and plenty of options exist for Philadelphia parking if driving to the game.