The LA Galaxy won't let another opportunity slip in Houston, says Dave Farrar, who is also backing Colorado Rapids at a 'ridiculous price' and a Portland knockout blow for the 'Quakes… You can prefer to the free soccer tips page!
Galaxy won't fail again
Houston Dynamo v LA Galaxy
It's 'Decision Day' in MLS, which means drama and bedlam and normally a few high scoring games. There's much still to be resolved, as MLS' new and more brutal post season system means that every place in the table is absolutely key.
The LA Galaxy threw away three points against Vancouver last week as they suffered an extraordinary home defeat, but a win at Houston Dynamo could still guarantee them a home draw in the post season, and they'll treat this as a must win good soccer tip.
And they should win it. Last week felt like a case of them losing focus and failing badly, and I don't think that they'll make the same mistake again. They couldn't have chosen a much better opponent than Houston, who are second bottom in the West and in desperate form.
The Dynamo have won only twice since the middle of July, and while both of those wins were in Texas, the Galaxy should be far too good and far too motivated for them here.
Houston may have lost only three games here all season, but in what should be an epic shoot out, I think that they'll make it four here.
Rapids running wild
LAFC v Colorado Rapids
LAFC are going for the MLS points record this weekend as they prepare for what they hope will be a triumphant post season, and a win will mean that they break NYRB's mark from last term.
Standing in their way are the Colorado Rapids, who have put together a remarkable run of five wins in six games to take themselves to the brink of the playoffs, and while they need results elsewhere lớn go their way, they can give themselves a chance with a victory here.