Montreal Impact (2-4-2) host Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7-5-2) in a midweek clash Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET (TSN1, TSN5) in what will be a preview of the Amway Canadian Championship Final to be held in August over two legs. Last week, Montreal’s two-game winning streak came to a halt as the Chicago Fire defeated the Impact 3-0. The Whitecaps put an end to a two-game losing streak as new Uruguayan signing Cristian Techera scored his first MLS goal and helped his side to a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake. The Whitecaps are undefeated in three games (2-0-1) against the Impact during league play. The Impact will look to get their first ever win against Vancouver, while the Whitecaps will try to keep the pressure on Seattle in the Western Conference.
This week’s edition of Viernes de Futbol heads to Houston for a tilt between the Dynamo (4-5-5) and New York Red Bulls (4-3-5) at 9:00 p.m. ET (UniMás). The Dynamo earned a 1-1 road draw against New York City FC on Saturday, pulling within two points of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Will Bruin scored his fourth goal in as many games as he and Giles Barnes continue terrorizing MLS backlines. The duo has combined to score 11 of the club’s 17 goals this season. Meanwhile, New York wraps up a two-game road swing on the heels of a heartbreaking loss in Seattle. The Red Bulls surrendered a 91st-minute goal to Chad Barrett and consequently suffered a consecutive loss for the first time this season. A trip to Houston might be what New York needs to rediscover its early-season form. The club is unbeaten in its last seven league matches versus the Dynamo, accruing an 18-3 scoring edge. The Red Bulls have also secured points in their last three trips to BBVA Compass Stadium.
RSL and Rapids square off in first leg of Rocky Mountain Cup tie
Real Salt Lake (4-5-5) hosts the Colorado Rapids (2-4-7) in the first matchup of the season for the Rocky Mountain Cup to kick off this week’s edition of MLS Soccer Sunday at 5 p.m. ET (ESPN News, ESPN Deportes, TSN2). Both clubs enter this matchup looking for a win as they each lost last weekend. RSL fell on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, while a stoppage-time winner propelled the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 victory over the Rapids. The Rapids will be trying to end to Real’s dominance in the series as RSL have won the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy seven out of the past eight years, with Colorado last winning it in 2013.
Earthquakes out to avenge heartbreaking Week 1 loss to FC Dallas
Week 14 wraps up with a Soccer Sunday showdown between FC Dallas (6-4-3) and the San Jose Earthquakes (5-5-3) at 7:00 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1, FOX Deportes). FC Dallas makes its first ever trip to Avaya Stadium following a 4-0 loss at Sporting Park on Friday. It’s the second time this season the Hoops were dealt a 4-0 defeat. Dallas also fell by that margin to the Colorado Rapids on April 10th, but responded by going on a five-game unbeaten tear. Vying to stay in the Supporters’ Shield hunt, Oscar Pareja’s squad needs to evoke a similar response on Sunday. San Jose is also coming off a lopsided road loss—a 3-1 dispatching at the hands of Toronto FC. The Quakes saw their five-game unbeaten run conclude, but Chris Wondolowski extended his goal-scoring streak to four games with the club’s lone tally. Wondo now has eight goals on the season, good for second in the MLS Golden Boot standings. Dallas defeated San Jose with a 92nd-minute goal in Week 1, but the Earthquakes have registered a stout 3-1-1 record at home this season.