John Nyen has moved back to Portland. Everything is slower. Especially the previews. When you ride a fixie with Toms on.
Ahhh life… wonderful, painful and sometimes quite busy. I managed to watch a fair number of games this week and even attend one.
This week, my pithy analysis will be replaced entirely by Haikus. Almost certainly, I will actually screw up the necessary 5-7-5.
I went 2 – 6 again this week, which honestly was expected. However, I took heart from looking at the win percentage and overall picks of those on the MLS website. This is a tough sport to predict.
That pushes my record to…18 – 17 with 4 exactas. Time for a comeback. Time for… revenge.
As always, all times are east coast, all music is subject to taste and all dogs go to heaven or at least a Don Bluth film. Some dogs go to the pound while others simply go out for Italian.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
3:30PM – Philadelphia v Columbus – PPL Park – Television: NBC Sports
All defensive game
Much depends on the midfield
Does Nowak get Fired?
My prediction for the game: Draw 1-1
4:00PM – New England v D.C. United – Gillette Stadium – Television: Local Only
New England is stout and tough
Which DC will show?
My prediction for the game: Jay Heaps really has done a good job so far molding the Revolution in his image as this dieing ember of a rivalry gets going again. New England play tough, DC tries to play at all. I tend to think this game has a high potential of New England laying an egg at home. DC 2 – 0 Revs
4:00PM – Seattle v Colorado – CenturyLink Field – Television: Local Only
Rapids must find their road verve
Mullen is getting booed
My prediction for this game: Seattle is winning this one, I would think. Seattle 1 – Colorado 0
4:30PM – Toronto FC v Chivas USA – BMO Field – Television: Local Only
Chivas is a stout
team, where Toronto is not
advantage first score
My prediction for this game: Chivas is better than you realize. They are tough, coached well and could be a surprise team causing some havoc at times (when they are playing well) in the West. Meanwhile… Toronto…. er…. I’m going with the Chivas verve just running out here. Toronto to get their win at home. Toronto 3 – Chivas 2