With one game left for teams in the MLS regular season, there is much still to be played for. One of the marquee matches will see the Seattle Sounders host the LA Galaxy in a game that will determine the winner of the 2014 Supporters’ Shield (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, TSN2). It will be the second meeting for the two teams in under a week and the third this season. The Sounders and Galaxy drew 2-2 at the StubHub Center in a pyrotechnic clash on Sunday which saw the visitors rally back from a two-goal deficit. A win or a tie on Saturday will award Sigi Schmid’s men the Supporters’ Shield for the first time in club history. The LA Galaxy will require a win to secure the franchise’s fifth Shield. Earlier this year, Landon Donovan and Co. were able to come away with all three points against the Sounders at CenturyLink Field following a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Gyasi Zardes, Donovan and Stefan Ishizaki.
In the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs hunt, there is only one spot left and it will belong to either the Vancouver Whitecaps FC or the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference. First up will be the Timbers who travel to play fourth-place Real Salt Lake on Saturday and will be looking for a positive result to put pressure on their Cascadia rivals. Vancouver, who sit one point ahead of Portland, will welcome the Colorado Rapids already knowing the result necessary to proceed (10:00 p.m. ET, TSN2, RDS2). A win by Vancouver will secure their playoff berth regardless of Portland’s result.