MLS week 15 action is almost upon us and following a somewhat lackluster week 14 hopefully MLS action will be more intriguing. These “Five Things to Watch For” should practically guarantee you will not be disappointed.
D.C. United Looking for Season Sweep of Orlando City SC
D.C. United currently sit atop the Eastern Conference in first place and have defeated first year club Orlando City SC in both previous meetings this season. The first match-up saw Orlando City held scoreless at the Citrus Bowl and current rookie sensation Cyle Larin (5 goals) is away with the Canadian National Team for World Cup Qualifications. The Lions still have their $7 million dollar man in Designate Player and former FIFA player of the year Kaká (6 goals) and remember Orlando City games are usually full of late game drama.
MLS Leading Goal Scorer, Kei Kamara (10)
Kei Kamara and the Columbus Crew are set to host reigning MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy this Saturday. Both LA and Columbus are currently holding the 6th and final playoff spot in their respective conferences and both clubs will fight hard to earn all three valuable points. Columbus is also winless in their past five matches. Crew striker Kei Kamara will look to add to his league leading 10 goals while the Galaxy will surely be looking for Robbie Keane to regain his MVP form of last season.
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Can Robbie Keane Stay Healthy?
2014 MLS MVP striker Robbie Keane played a full 90 for the LA Galaxy for the first time since an 0-2 April 4th loss to Vancouver. With the announcement this week of Keane signing a contract extension Galaxy supporters are keeping their fingers crossed that the Ireland captain will stay healthy long enough to team up with incoming Designated Player Steven Gerrard. The former Liverpool legend is set to join the Galaxy this summer (reportedly July) as the only current LA club in MLS looks to defend their MLS Cup title and go for a sixth championship.
Sounders Dynamic Duo: Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins
The Designated Player duo of US National Team striker Clint Dempsey and last seasons MLS MVP runner-up Obafemi Martins have combined for 13 goals / 9 assists and are always providing excitement together on the pitch. The first place Sounders rely on their dynamic duo to lead the way but can also look to midfielder Marco Pappa who has scored two goals in his last three matches. The Sounders attackers will be facing an FC Dallas team that hasn’t won a match for over a month, a 2-1 victory over LA.