A very welcomed three game midweek slate today gives us the opportunity get a few lineups in before a huge weekend of MLS. Today in our MLS Game Breakdown, we will analyze some injury concerns and potential breakout players for all three of the games.

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Colorado Rapids @ Seattle Sounders
Game Analysis
The big news coming out of Seattle this week is that Obafemi Martins will be fit for today’s match and is available for the starting eleven. I assume that means he will be inserted back into the starting lineup in place of Chad Barrett, who filled in admirably over the last two weeks. Colorado won last week after a surprise goal scorer, Lucas Pittinari, scored just after halftime. Seattle has never lost at home to Colorado and I don’t expect tonight to be any different. Look for Seattle’s attack to be on full display as they try to catch FC Dallas in the Western Conference.
Line: Seattle Sounders (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-105 , u:-125 )

Players to Watch
* Obafemi Martins, Seattle Sounders ($9,800)
* Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders ($10,900)
* Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids ($7,700)
* Gabriel Torres, Colorado Rapids ($6,300)


Real Salt Lake @ LA Galaxy
Game Analysis
The stars for both teams may finally be back to full fitness as both Robbie Keane and Javier Morales look to push their respective teams into the playoffs. Robbie Keane was given a 34 minute cameo last week and provided the key assist to Alan Gordon’s winning goal. Javier Morales finally recovered from his concussion and isn’t listed on the injury report this week for RSL. This will greatly help them as they look to win their second in a row and pass LA for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Line: LA Galaxy (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+105 , u:-135 )

Players to Watch
* Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy ($9,600)
* Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy ($5,500)
* Javier Morales, Real Salt Lake ($7,500)
* Luke Mulholland, Real Salt Lake ($5,400)


Portland Timbers @ DC United
Game Analysis
For the second week in a row, DC United was handed a bad loss as they continue to stumble as of late. Last week they were given a huge advantage early in the second half as New England was shown two red cards, but United was unable to capitalize as the game ended in a draw. As for Portland, they also continue to struggle as they try to avoid their third straight loss this week. To make matters worse, their midfield maestro Diego Valeri will miss the midweek game due to an ankle strain. We have yet to see the best out of Portland this season, but we know what DC United is capable of. I expect them to bounce back this week, especially since they finally are returning home after going winless on their two game road trip.
Line: Portland Timbers (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:+115 , u:-150 )

Players to Watch
* Fanendo Adi, Portland Timbers ($7,500)
* Jorge Villfana, Portland Timbers ($4,600)
* Bill Hamid, DC United ($4,500)
* Chris Rolfe, DC United ($7,700)