The race for the playoffs is in full swing this weekend in the MLS with not many matches remaining. The biggest one has to be a non-conference one between a couple of top form squads in the Seattle Sounders and New York Red Bulls.
The Sounders are in first place in the West and they have won four straight matches. However, they are the road underdog in the Big Apple to take on the Red Bulls, who have three wins and a draw in their last five matches.
Bet365 has New York as the MLS betting favorite posted at +115 with Seattle at +230 and a draw line at +240.
The L.A. Galaxy have not lost in their last five matches, but they have two straight draws. They could use a win to keep pace with Seattle, who they trail by three points out West. Odds makers at Bet365 give them a good shat hosting Dallas this weekend posted at -200 with Dallas at +550 and a draw line of +310.
Can D.C. United hold onto the top spot in the East? They have a two plead over Kansas City and while they are not in top form they face a Chicago side this weekend that is in second to last place in the conference and has one win in their last five matches. Still, with United not playing well they are the betting underdog in the Windy City. They are posted at +240 with Chicago at +105 and a draw line of +250.
In the West it looks as if Seattle, L.A., Salt Lake, and Dallas will make the playoffs barring a big collapse. That means there is one playoff spot left and Vancouver currently holds that with a one-point edge over Portland. However, that may change this weekend with the north of the border club heading to Portland to take on the Timbers.
Both the Timbers and Whitecaps only have one win in their last five matches. This match is HUGE to say the least to each and Bet365 has Portland as the MLS betting favorite with odds of +110 and Vancouver at +240 and a draw line of +240.
Philadelphia can kill two birds with one stone this weekend with a win at home facing Houston. They can solidify their playoffs chances, as they currently have the fifth and final spot, and really hurt Houston’s chances, who sit only three points back.
Philly us unbeaten in their last four matches and have betting odds of -105 with Houston posted at +260 and a draw line of +260.