MLS 2013 Week 3 Schedule, TV/streaming, predictions - Wow was last week tough on our predictions

Jeff Zelevansky

Here's all the info you'll need to keep up with the third week of the new MLS season, as well as our crack team of editors' predictions for every match.

Parity reigns supreme, and that means that every now and again there will be a week that defies prediction. Last week was that week - Montreal and Vancouver both remaining perfect through two weeks? Philadelphia winning - on the road? Chivas winning anywhere? I'm not sure I'm ready for this brave new world.

Week 2 Scores: Adam: 1 point | Chest: 3 pts | Benuski: 0 pts | Stephen: 3 pts

Total Scores: Adam: 6 pts | Chest: 8 pts | Benuski: 4 pts | Stephen: 8 pts

Well, Week 3 is here and with it Major League Soccer's first ever Rivalry Week. The Atlantic Cup is on-tap. So is the Cascadia Cup, El Capitán, and the Not-so-SuperClassico. Here's all the info for what our egos hope will be a more to-form Week 3, along with our predictions.

Sat. Mar. 16, 12:30 pm: New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United - NBC (proper broadcast NBC)
Adam: DCU. Chest: DCU. Benuski: DCU. Stephen: DCU.

Henry says that players on his title-winning European clubs didn't have to be told exactly what to do to win. I'd call his landing with the Metros a failure to conduct his due diligence before coming to MLS. Then of course, he's the guy who deferred to Roy Miller with his team's playoff lives on the line last year. Maybe he fits right in, after all. -Adam

Sat. Mar. 16, 3 pm: Sporting Kansas City vs. Chicago Fire - NBCSN

Adam: SKC. Chest: SKC. Benuski: SKC. Stephen: SKC.

Two of the supposed top teams in the East have stumbled out of the gate, one more so than the other, leading to a battle of curses: The Curse of Benny Feilhaber vs. the Curse of Ben picking you to win the East. -Benuski

Sat. Mar. 16, 4 pm: Montreal Impact vs. Toronto FC - MLS Live

Adam: MTL. Chest: MTL. Benuski: MTL. Stephen: MTL.

Given the influx of Italians in Montreal and Englishmen in Toronto, maybe these teams should be renamed Montreal Calcio vs. Toronto...well, I suppose FC actually fits this one time. -Chest

Sat. Mar. 16, 5 pm: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution - MLS Live/Univision Deportes
Adam: PHI. Chest: Draw. Benuski: Draw. Stephen: Draw.

This is one of those games that no matter who wins, we all lose. Got to recommend not watching this one, unless Univision Deportes has an awesome announcer or does something really crazy with their coverage. Luckily, nobody actually gets Univision Deportes, so we should be in the clear here. -Adam

Sat. Mar. 16, 5:30 pm: Columbus Crew vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MLS Live

Adam: SJ. Chest: SJ. Benuski: SJ. Stephen: Draw.

When I hear MLS Rivalry Week, I think Columbus (Ohio) vs San Jose (California). Yep, makes perfect sense. -Stephen

Sat. Mar. 16, 6 pm: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids - MLS Live

Adam: RSL. Chest: RSL. Benuski: RSL. Stephen: RSL.

Without Martin Rivero and Jaime Castrillon, the Rapids look like the worst team in MLS. Rocky Mountain Cup games are usually close, but this should be a cakewalk for RSL. -Chest

Sat. Mar. 16, 8 pm: Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers - NBCSN

Adam: Draw. Chest: Draw. Benuski: POR. Stephen: SEA.

Is this the season that Seattle invents losing? One can only hope. -Benuski

Sun. Mar. 17, 1 pm: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo - ESPN2

Adam: HOU. Chest: HOU. Benuski: HOU. Stephen: HOU.

I don't care where you are in the standings: you lose to Chivas USA by multiple goals, and you drop to the bottom of my power rankings ballot, and you don't get picked the next week when you travel to Major League Soccer's toughest road environment. -Adam

Sun. Mar. 17, 5 pm: LA Galaxy vs. Chivas USA - UniMas

Adam: LA. Chest: LA. Benuski: LA. Stephen: LA.

El Chelis is such a good quote that after this game, reporters might go to him over Bruce Arena, MLS's master of insult comedy. -Chest

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How did your picks fare last week? Let us know and make your guesses for this week in the comments.

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