MLS Weekend Preview: 5 Storylines To Follow In Week 2

MLS Weekend Preview: 5 Storylines To Follow In Week 2

Mike Magee Chicago Fire
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Week one in MLS was certainly one of the most explosive and exciting opening weeks in league history. Because of how incredible the first week was, week two has a tough act to follow. With all of the storylines flying around the league right now, MLS fans need to know which stories to follow. Fans will finally get the chance see just how well the transfers made by Toronto FC this offseason will payoff.

5. Colorado vs. New York Will Be a Shootout

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5. Colorado vs. New York Will Be a Shootout

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With this being the first game of the season for the Colorado Rapids, it will be interesting to see how dangerous the team truly can be. The New York Red Bulls are also looking for a positive result this week. Losing opening week against the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 certainly surprised many and raised numerous questions about the play of the Red Bulls. The bottom line is this game is going to be full of goals and one you will not want to miss.

4. Will Bruin Will Have Another Massive Fantasy Week

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4. Will Bruin Will Have Another Massive Fantasy Week

Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
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After posting 15 points in MLS Fantasy last week, Will Bruin is a hot player to have. Scoring two goals against a New England Revolution team that should have put forward more resistance than it did certainly spring-boarded Bruin’s confidence for the season. Facing a shaky Montreal Impact defense in week two is exactly what the Houston Dynamo want to keep their confidence high and their scoring ways rolling.

3. How The Revolution Perform After Week One Disappointment

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3. How The Revolution Perform After Week One Disappointment

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Losing 4-0 was not how the New England Revolution wanted to start off their 2014 season. The defense had more holes in it than a cheese grater, and the offense played absolutely horrible. Bobby Shuttleworth is far better than the final score indicated. With a week two match-up against the Philadelphia Union, the Revs feel like their chances are good to regain confidence and restart their season.

2. Portland vs. Chicago Is A Must Watch

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2. Portland vs. Chicago Is A Must Watch

Darlington Nagbe Portland Timbers
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The Portland Timbers tied their week one match-up against the Philadelphia Union. It was surprising to see a team as dangerous as Portland struggle the entire game. The Timbers will have their work cut out for them in week two, as the Chicago Fire have a one of the best goalies in MLS. Both teams have offenses that know how to score goals in bunches. Overall this is a game you will not want to miss.

1. TFC Finally Gets To Show Off Their Big Guns

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1. TFC Finally Gets To Show Off Their Big Guns

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The day has finally arrived for Toronto FC for the team to finally showcase their big stars. After signing Jermaine Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Caesar, TFC is certainly on track to make a playoff run. Saturday’s game against the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field will make for the perfect start to TFC’s MLS Cup run. Seattle is coming off a last minute win in week one and hopes to grab another victory at home this coming week.

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