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MLS: 5 key stats heading into week 11

1. Toronto FC vs New York Red Bulls

The Red Bulls are unbeaten against Toronto in their last ten meetings, and have not lost since June 2009.
The Reds come into this game on the back of three consecutive losses in MLS and have a tough task of beating a New York side who have only lost one of their past five, in last week’s 5-4 defeat to Chicago.

 

2. Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution

The Revs have never won at Philadelphia, and the Union have beaten New England 1-0 in the last three meetings between the two at PPL Park.
The Union will hope to keep that record going, and build on their fine win at Kansas City on Wednesday. Though New England come into this game on the back of three straight wins, and have not lost since early April.

 

3. FC Dallas vs Chivas USA

Chivas haven’t won at Dallas since 2009, when they won 2-0, but have not beaten them in six attempts since.
However, Dallas have lost their past four in a row, and face a Chivas side boosted by their win at Colorado last weekend.

 

4. Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids – Rocky Mountain Cup

The home side has not lost in this fixture since 2007, when Salt Lake beat the Rapids 1-0 to end their playoff hopes.
These two play for the Rocky Mountain Cup, a trophy awarded by the supporters groups of both teams. RSL enter this game unbeaten all season, and have three of their last four, while Colorado have won just one of their last five.

 

5. Portland Timbers vs Columbus Crew

There has not been more than one goal in any of the previous four meetings between these two sides.
This is the fifth meeting between the two and it should be as cagey as the previous encounters have been. Portland have won only one game this season, but are unbeaten at home, whereas the Crew are in bad shape, having not won since March, and have lost three on the bounce, without scoring.

It should be another highly entertaining weekend of MLS action, with many teams having to adapt to the losses of key players who have travelled to World Cup camps all around the globe. Be sure to expect the usual drama, goals and shock results Major League Soccer so often provides.

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About Louis East (1162 Articles)
Editor of MLSGB.com. Premier League and MLS reporter.

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