Today in our MLS Game Breakdown, we will look at five great matchups and analyze some injury concerns and potential breakout players for this upcoming slate of games.

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Toronto FC @ Philadelphia Union
Game Analysis
Toronto FC probably can’t wait to get on the field this week against the Philadelphia Union who gave up four goals last weekend. Philadelphia might also be without leading scorer, Fernando Aristeguieta, who has been struggling with a quad strain. Toronto is coming off a win last week that saw Jozy Altidore finally get back on the score sheet. With Giovinco dominating in attack, it was only a matter of time until Jozy joined him and started making this one of the most feared attacking duos in the MLS.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: +110, u: -140)

Players to Watch
* Giovinco, Toronto FC ($9,000)
* Jozy Altidore, Toronto FC ($8,100)
* Cristian Maidana, Philadelphia Union ($6,400)
* CJ Sapong, Philadelphia Union ($5,900)


Columbus Crew @ DC United
Game Analysis
The Crew will look to continue their hot streak against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Columbus continues to be led by Kei Kamara, but watch for Ethan Finlay to get more involved in the attack as the season moves forward. DC United have injury concerns with both of their goalies, but neither would be a good fantasy start anyways with the Crew coming off back to back three or more goal games. I expect this to be a well-played game between two of the better teams in the league.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: EVEN, u: -130)

Players to Watch
* *Kei Kamara, Columbus Crew ($9,600)
* *Ethan Finlay, Columbus Crew ($6,900)
* *Perry Kitchen, DC United ($4,400)
* *Fabian Espindola, DC United ($6,400)


New York Red Bulls @ New England Revolution
Game Analysis
The Red Bulls will look to stay unbeaten this season as they take on the New England Revolution who earned points in each of their last five matches. New York will be on short rest after their draw midweek against Colorado, so monitor the possibility of them shaking up their starting lineup. They may catch a break this week as the Revolution’s star playmaker, Lee Nguyen, is questionable for Saturday’s game. Also it has been hard to trust any of the Revolution attackers as Juan Agudelo, Charlie Davies, and Teal Burnbury all have had success at some point this season. I would pick Keyln Rowe or one of the Red Bulls main attackers before I pick someone in attack for New England.
Line: New England Revolution (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: +105, u: -135)

Players to Watch
* Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls ($10,000)
* Lloyd Sam, New York Red Bulls ($7,000)
* Chris Tierney, New England Revolution ($4,700)
* Keyln Rowe, New England Revolution ($6,600)


Colorado Rapids @ LA Galaxy
Game Analysis
LA Galaxy will once again be hit with injury concerns this week, as both Jose Villarreal and Robbie Keane are unlikely to play this week against the Rapids. That means Bradford Jamieson IV will get the confidence of Bruce Arena to once again lead the attack for LA. The Rapids, coming off a midweek draw against the Red Bulls, will be searching for their second win on the season. Dillon Powers continues to be a bright spot in the midfield of the Rapids, and Gabriel Torres has benefited the most because of it. I expect this to be a very defensive game and would expect both teams to be conservative going forward.
Line: LA Galaxy (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: -105, u: -125)

Players to Watch
* Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids ($6,400)
* Clint Irwin, Colorado Rapids ($4,100)
* Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy ($4,900)
* Bradford Jamieson IV, LA Galaxy ($5,400)


Vancouver Whitecaps @ Portland Timbers
Game Analysis
Portland will look to bounce back at home this week after their tough loss in a rivalry game last week in Seattle. They will get a huge boost this week as midfielder Diego Valeri looks to be healthy and ready for action this week. This should be huge for Darlington Nagbe as well, as he can move back to his normal position closer to goal. Vancouver will look to increase their lead in the Western Conference and expect league leader, Octavio Rivero, to have plenty of chances to add to his tally on the year.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 1/2 (o: +120, u: -155)

Players to Watch
* Octavio Rivero, Vancouver Whitecaps ($9,500)
* Steven Beitashour, Vancouver Whitecaps ($4,400)
* Darlington Nagbe, Portland Timbers ($6,300)
* Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers ($5,500)