Colorado vs. Salt Lake 1.80 l 3.40 l 4.50 As horrible as Colorado is away, they are that good at The Dick. COL is playing just their 3rd home game on the season after an extended bunch of mostly road games. Altitude has no effect here however as RSL plays in the mountains as well. RSL also has just 1 win in 6 away. RSL has an ability to control the midfield and be dangerous on the wings. The problem is RSL hasn't shown an ability to do this away from the narrow turf in Utah. COL, by contrast, allows almost nothing wide at home, it's a huge field. RSL must adjust the plan to grass and width. This is a tough ask. The odds reflect all of this, so there really is no good value bet on the board, except maybe draw as you rarely see 3.4. Still that is always a hit and hope bet, so I'll go with COL to have enjoyed some well-earned home pillow time and show up with the goods. COL@1.8 Toronto vs. Columbus 2.60 l 3.28 l 2.65 Toronto is tough at home, but CLB has way too much in the midfield. CLB is 6-1 and deserves to be. The arguement for Toronto begins with BMO and probably ends with CLB having allowed 9 goals. The problem with that is TOR has only scored 8. The extended argument for CLB is too long to post here. CLB beat TOR in CLB earlier this season. 2.65 is a bit of a gift. I think BMO field is overvalued here. CLB@2.65 New York vs. Kansas City 2.00 l 3.30 l 3.75 KC is garbage away, playing it's 4th straight road game - MLS win percentage is about 11% in that situation, had a fairly worthless scrimage last week, will be out of form, has lost two straight in division and away, and generally has nothing but hope. NY is unbeaten in 10 games at home. I'm seriously thinking fo not even watching this one. That said, the history of NY and KC is that records and venues don't seem to matter too much and there have been 8 draws in history. KC turns the ball over too much and too easily, NY will make them pay. It kills me to type that. NY@2.00 New England vs. San Jose 1.73 l 3.50 l 5.00 NE at home v an expansion team with Garcia at central defender. The odds are only 1.73 as SJ has scored well and has been competitive of late. Take the gift. Twellman scored last week, his first. He scores in bunches. If you can find a prop bet for him scoring, take it. <--- I NEVER recommend prop bets. NE@1.73 Chicago vs. Houston 2.07 l 3.25 l 3.50 I like Blanco and Co. to earn the points. CHI has won 5 of 6. The one loss was to KC in a fluke. Chad Barett missed an open net from 6 yards among countless other Chicago Best Buy misses. CHI has just that one loss in it's last 15 league games. HOU hasn't figured out the winning formula away yet, although both Ching and DeRo scored last week at home. HOU has jsut two points from 4 roadies this year. Both of those were scoreless draws. CHI will not be held scoreless again at home this season. If anyone else, I probably pick HOU to capitallize on the form of Ching and DeRo. I mostly default to multiple streaks in play until there is good reason not to. HOU still allows a ton of chances. Draw is relevant for you Asian players. CHI@2.07 Chivas vs. DC United 2.20 l 3.25 l 3.30 Check the injury list on this one as both teams are down players. Three time zones and DC's garbage record away say Chivas. Chivas' injury list screams DC or Draw. A home team at 2.2 is a nice thing to salt away if you have any reason. CHV has many guys that understand the game, but if Klijestan is out, that is DC's window. I might have more on this later, but I can't pick DC away just yet until they learn how to not allow everything out front. Preki and Guzan badly need a get-right game. CHV@2.2 Dallas vs. Los Angeles 2.10 l 3.30 l 3.50 DAL at home is normally a tough game, but they have been generous on defense of late. LA is winless in 3 away. DAL wins with guts, size, and work ethic. LA wins with the brilliance of LD and Becks. In a game where creation is ever so much harder than destruction, it's good to lean towards work ethic where there are only two danger men. I like Toja for that cancellation roll. LA has no answer for Cooper. I could be wrong, but I don't think LA can get wide here unless the classy Klein has found some HGH. I like DAL to solve some of the fouling out front issues for this game. DAL@2.1 Good luck!