After seeing DC United clinch a playoff spot on Friday night, plenty of other teams hope to do the same during Saturday’s six game slate. As we look at today’s MLS Game Breakdown I will be analyzing some injury concerns and look for potential breakout players. Also follow me on Twitter (@jwl_15) for injury and lineup updates throughout the day.

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Philadelphia Union @ Toronto FC
Game Analysis
Toronto FC have now won two games in a row as they try to move up the Eastern Conference standings, but also fend off the red hot Montreal Impact. Toronto should be a full strength on Saturday as they return home where they have nine wins on the season. As for Philadelphia, they are coming off a devastating US Open Cup Final defeat midweek. A late equalizer by Sporting KC forced the game into extra time, and the game was eventually decided in penalties. It will be interesting to see their lineup on Saturday with a majority of the players worn down by the defeat, but they have very little hope in winning this game none the less. Expect Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco, and Michael Bradley to carry Toronto FC to an easy and much needed victory.
Line: Toronto FC (-1) O/U: 3 (o: -105, u: -120)

Players to Watch
* Michael Bradley, Toronto FC ($8,000)
* Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC ($14,000)
* Fernando Aristeguieta, Philadelphia Union ($5,000)
* Cristian Maidana, Philadelphia Union ($8,900)


Columbus Crew @ New York Red Bulls
Game Analysis
Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference face off on Saturday as the Columbus Crew attempt to secure a place in the MLS playoffs. If Columbus earn a point on Saturday they clinch, but they will have their hands full in New York. Tony Tchani and Jack McInerney are questionable with injuries, but Will Trapp should be back from his U-23 USMNT appearance midweek. As for the Red Bulls, although they have already clinched a spot with two games in hand, they will continue to push forward in hopes to secure that top spot. Matt Miazga will be suspended on Saturday, possibly opening the door for Ronald Zubar to get another shot in the starting eleven. These are two of the highest scoring teams in the league and you can expect plenty of chances in front of goal on Saturday.
Line: New York Red Bulls (-1) O/U: 3 (o: -115, u: -110)

Players to Watch
* Kei Kamara, Columbus Crew ($11,600)
* Ethan Finlay, Columbus Crew ($7,900)
* Bradley Wright-Phillips, New York Red Bulls ($12,100)
* Lloyd Sam, New York Red Bulls ($8,300)


Montreal Impact @ Orlando City SC
Game Analysis
In a must win game for Orlando City, they return home in hopes to keep their playoff chances alive. Their current three game win streak has propelled them into the playoff conversation yet again, but they are chasing Montreal who are also on a three game win streak of their own. Cristian Higuita and Seb Hines are both out for Saturday. Also Corey Ashe and Pedro Ribeiro are questionable with undisclosed injuries. Luckily it looks like both Brek Shea and Kaka will be back just in time for one last playoff push. As for Montreal, they can clinch with a win against Orlando City. Ignacio Piatti is expected to be available for Saturday’s match after missing last week’s game with an injury. Didier Drogba has been dominant since coming to MLS and there is no reason to think it would stop against the team with the second worst goal differential in the league.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -110, u: -110)

Players to Watch
* Didier Drogba, Montreal Impact ($10,200)
* Dilly Duka, Montreal Impact ($5,000)
* Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC ($8,800)
* Brek Shea, Orlando City SC ($4,500)


New England Revolution @ Chicago Fire
Game Analysis
Chicago’s losing streak has now reached five straight games and could easily be six after this weekend. New England come into this game needing at least a point to clinch a playoff spot in the East. They are once again fully fit and should have their strongest lineup with the likes of Jermaine Jones, Lee Nguyen, and Diego Fagudez. As for Chicago, they saw Gilberto get on the board twice last weekend against Toronto FC, but were unable to hold on for a point. They will continue to be without Sean Johnson and Eric Gehrig for the remainder of the season. Expect the Revolution to play conservative early on given the pace of Igboananike, Accam and Gilberto, but once they settle in the Revolution should cruise to at least a point.
Line: New England Revolution (-1/2) O/U: 2 ½ (o: +115, u: -140)

Players to Watch
* Lee Nguyen, New England Revolution ($9,900)
* Diego Fagundez, New England Revolution ($7,300)
* Gilberto, Chicago Fire ($7,200)
* David Accam, Chicago Fire ($7,800)


Sporting KC @ Portland Timbers
Game Analysis
Portland picked up a huge win against Columbus last weekend and will once again look for at least a point as they try to fend off the San Jose Earthquakes out West. Their only injury concern on Saturday is Will Johnson who is questionable with a leg injury. It will also be interesting to see who Portland starts up top as Fanendo Adi scored two huge goals last weekend, but big money signing Lucas Melano has shown flashes of his potential. As for Sporting KC, they added some hardware midweek with their penalty shootout win over Philadelphia in the US Open Cup Final. They may have to shuffle their starting lineup a bit with the amount of minutes a majority of their starters played on Wednesday, but they also know how important this game will be. A loss to Portland will move them into the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, just ahead of the aforementioned Earthquakes.
Line: Portland Timbers (-1) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -115, u: -105)

Players to Watch
* Benny Feilhaber, Sporting KC ($9,500)
* Krisztian Nemeth, Sporting KC ($8,400)
* Fanendo Adi, Portland Timbers ($9,000)
* Diego Valeri, Portland Timbers ($10,000)


Vancouver Whitecaps @ San Jose Earthquakes
Game Analysis
San Jose will be in search of another win as they push for the final playoff spot, but they will be facing a Vancouver team that can clinch a playoff spot with a win on Saturday. San Jose will be without suspended Marc Pelosi and Matias Perez Garcia after the latter was shown a second yellow card for taking his shirt off while celebrating his winner last weekend. As for Vancouver, they may be without Steven Beitashour and Nicolas Mezquida on Saturday as both have leg injuries they are dealing with. Vancouver is the only team in Major League Soccer with a winning record on the road this season and the Earthquakes will be in for a major test on Saturday.
Line: (Pick) O/U: 2 ½ (o: -115, u: -105)

Players to Watch
* Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes ($9,600)
* Quincy Amarikwa, San Jose Earthquakes ($7,800)
* Kekuta Manneh, Vancouver Whitecaps ($8,800)
* Octavio Rivero, Vancouver Whitecaps ($8,700)