After some surprising results yesterday and a majority of the goals scored by some unexpected players, we gladly move to Sunday’s slate of games. Today in our MLS Game Breakdown, we will look at two great matchups and analyze some injury concerns and potential breakout players for this upcoming slate of games.
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Philadelphia Union @ New York Red Bulls
Philadelphia surprised us all last week in their win against DC United. Their defense played outstanding, but they will be without their leader, Maurice Edu, who is suspended due to yellow card accumulation this week. I doubt the Union will be able to record a second straight shutout against Bradley Wright-Phillips and the Red Bulls attack. They are heavy favorites to win this week and this would be a devastating loss for New York especially at home.
Line: New York Red Bulls (-1) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:-130 , u:EVEN )
Players to Watch
* Sheanon Williams, Philadelphia Union ($4,100)
* Fernando Aristeguieta Philadelphia Union ($6,300)
* Luis Robles, New York Red Bulls ($5,700)
* Bradley Wright-Phillips New York Red Bulls ($10,300)
Orlando City SC @ San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose is coming off a spectacular win last week against one of the top teams in the league, the Columbus Crew. Chris Wondolowski scored his sixth goal on the season, and continues to dominate MLS year in and year out. They will come up against a red hot Orlando City team who scored four goals last week against the Galaxy. Cyle Larin is proving to be a top rookie in the league and it doesn’t hurt that he plays in front of world-class midfielder Kaka. Also Aurelien Collin is out once again so they will have to rely on Sean St Ledger and Seb Hines at center back this week. Expect both teams to play aggressive as they try to move up the tables in their respective conferences.
Line: San Jose Earthquakes (-1/2) O/U: 2 1/2 (o:EVEN , u:-130 )
Players to Watch
* Cyle Larin, Orlando City SC ($8,000)
* Kaka, Orlando City SC ($11,800)
* Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes ($10,200)
* David Bingham, San Jose Earthquakes ($5,400)