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5 Storylines to Follow in Week 4

Jack McInerney Philadelphia Union
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MLS Week 4 has several big games that fans will not want to miss, including Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders taking on the Columbus Crew. Besides these big games, several players have yet to show their true worth this season. Players like Diego Fagundez, Jack McInerney and Chris Wondolowski have yet to perform exceptionally well for their respective teams. Overall, this week of MLS action has something for every fan.

5. Can Portland Stop FC Dallas?

FC Dallas Players
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5. Can Portland Stop FC Dallas?

FC Dallas Players
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Let me tell you a little secret ... The Portland Timbers do not have what it takes to beat red-hot FC Dallas. Portland continues to struggle with scoring goals and now that their top goalie, Donovan Ricketts, is out for two games, this only spells disaster for the Timbers.

4. Diego Fagundez Can Turn the Revolution Around

Diego Fagundez New England Revolution
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4. Diego Fagundez Can Turn the Revolution Around

Diego Fagundez New England Revolution
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The New England Revolution are starting to gain momentum and it is all because of the play of Diego Fagundez. He will lead the Revs into a battle against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. This is the team's best shot at winning their first game of the season. San Jose will be tough, but New England has the talent to grab a much-needed victory.

3. How Will Houston Perform After Its Week Off?

Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
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3. How Will Houston Perform After Its Week Off?

Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
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Will Bruin and the Houston Dynamo march into Canada to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 4. The Dynamo are coming off a bye week and will be ready to keep the scoring ways of Bruin running hot. Meanwhile, the Whitecaps are coming off a disappointing draw last week and will be looking for redemption.

2. Columbus vs. Seattle Could Be Game of the Week

Bernardo Anor Columbus Crew

2. Columbus vs. Seattle Could Be Game of the Week

Bernardo Anor Columbus Crew

While everyone will be watching the Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake game, fans should also be keeping a close eye on the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders match. Each team is starting to build solid ground in their respective conference and another win this week would be a perfect stepping-stone for continued success.

1. Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake is Potential MLS Cup Preview

Julio Cesar Toronto FC
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1. Toronto FC vs. Real Salt Lake is Potential MLS Cup Preview

Julio Cesar Toronto FC
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Julio Cesar's face really tells the story; Toronto FC are the team to beat in MLS this season, especially in the Eastern Conference. On the flip-side of things, Real Salt Lake is also one of the best teams in the league, especially in the Western Conference. This matchup is by far the game of the week for fans to see. Lots of offense and two great goalkeepers: what's not to love?