With Golden Boot leader Bradley Wright-Phillips’ New York Red Bulls on a bye week and sitting on 17 goals, both Dom Dwyer and Erick “Cubo” Torres will look to inch closer to the leader in their matches this weekend. Dwyer and Sporting KC will hit the road to face off against conference foe, Toronto FC. The Eastern Conference leading Sporting KC will hope to contain the high-octane attack of Toronto, led by fellow Golden Boot contender Jermain Defoe, and extend their conference lead on Saturday, July 26 (TSN2 and RDS 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET). Cubo will look to etch his name in MLS’ record books and extend his scoring streak to a record-tying seven straight matches as Chivas USA travel to face the Colorado Rapids on Friday, July 25 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Chivas will be looking for revenge against the Rapids, who came out on top in their matchup earlier this season.
On Wednesday night, Chris Wondolowski’s San Jose Earthquakes take on reigning MLS MVP Mike Magee and the Chicago Fire in a nationally televised midweek game on Wednesday, July 23 (NBCSN at 10:30 p.m. ET). Both teams will be coming into the game on short rest after earning hard-fought points on Saturday. A late goal against the New York Red Bulls helped San Jose earn a 1-1 draw and a very important point that ended their four-game winless streak. Wondolowski will be looking to get his team back in playoff contention after his time away with World Cup duties. The Fire will hope to play spoiler to the hosts, and look to extend their five-game unbeaten streak to six games after they played to a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.