Last week I noted that second place in our predictions contest was still up for grabs, but the leader was all but decided already. So what happened? The guy in second place promptly had a great week, and the leader encountered a sudden streak of bad luck.
Week 24: AMT 3, Readers 2, Martin 1, Chest 0
Overall: Chest 106, AMT 99, Martin 92, Readers 91
Saturday September 3, 9:00 PM: Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union
Martin: Tie. Chest: RSL. AMT: RSL.
Philly is still trying to figure out how to fit things together, while RSL showed some mental strength by rebounding from Alex Dixon's stoppage time winner for the Dynamo by winning 1-0 over Chivas in LA. RSL isn't in their very best form, but they're closer to it than the Union. (Chest)
Monday September 5, 6:00 PM: Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, Fox Soccer
Martin: LA. Chest: LA. AMT: LA.
Let no man say I underrate the Galaxy. Even when I say that the Gals are a counter-attacking team. They'll absorb the frenetic pressure the Sporks like to throw out at home, but when Kansas City inevitably has a pass go awry with their players in advanced position, look for LA to break. If the visitors can go a goal up in the first half (which I expect they will) they might even win going away. (AMT)