Last week, D.C. United, while not having an objectively good week with a home draw, enjoyed the best week the team has had in a couple of months. Our own Stephen Whiting, though, had himself a very good week, nailing
70% 60% of the available points and moving past ChestRockwell and into the lead in our predictions contest. We have all the deets on this week's action for you, but first, we'll check in on that predictions league to see where things stand.
Week 12 Scores (possible 10): Adam: 3 points | Chest: 4 pts | Benuski: 5 pts | Stephen:
7 6 pts
Total Scores (possible 110): Adam: 41 pts | Chest: 44 pts | Benuski: 40 pts | Stephen:
47 46 pts
I'm choosing not to talk about my own predictions last week and instead turning to Week 13. Here goes.
Sat. May 25, 7 pm: D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers - Comcast SportsNet (local), MLS Live (local blackout), Univision Deportes
Adam: DCU. Chest: DCU. Benuski: DCU. Stephen: DCU.
Portland has never beaten United, and while we can't carry past results onto the field and make them help us play this weekend, it's good enough of a reason to follow my heart instead of my head. Opponent dealing with cross-country travel FTW. -Chest
Sat. May 25, 7 pm: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union - MLS Live
Adam: MTL. Chest: Draw. Benuski: MTL. Stephen: MTL.
I'd feel a lot more confident about this pick if JackMac wasn't tearing up MLS defenses, but give me Montreal. -Stephen
Sat. May 25, 7:30 pm: New England Revolution vs. Toronto FC - MLS Live
Adam: NE. Chest: NE. Benuski: NE. Stephen: NE.
Kevin Payne's new team is doing just as well as his old team! -Benuski
Sat. May 25, 8:30 pm: FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes - MLS Live
Adam: FCD. Chest: FCD. Benuski: FCD. Stephen: FCD.
The Quakes just launched their stadium construction webcam. I swear I'm picking Dallas because I think they'll hold serve at home against the fallen-back-to-earth Supporters' Shield holders and not just because I'm bitter and jealous of San Jose. Well, maybe a little bit of bitterness, but mostly the Dallas being better thing. -Adam
Sat. May 25, 9 pm: Colorado Rapids vs. Chivas USA - MLS Live
Adam: COL. Chest: COL. Benuski: COL. Stephen: COL.
Oscar Pareja should be on your coach of the year shortlist given the merely adequate talent available and an absurd early-season injury crisis. El Chelis, meanwhile, should be a hot favorite for the "coach I'd want to have a beer with" award. -Chest
Sat. May 25, 9 pm: Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago Fire - MLS Live
Adam: RSL. Chest: RSL. Benuski: RSL. Stephen: RSL.
Jason Kreis' team is at home, in the altitude, hosting a team in the Fire with the same number of goals - and a worse road goal differential - than D.C. United. If anybody picks Chicago and gets it right, your job is to immediately buy all the lottery tickets and share your winnings with the rest of us. -Adam
Sun. May 26, 3:30 pm: Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo - NBC Sports Network
Adam: SKC. Chest: Draw. Benuski: SKC. Stephen: SKC.
The suddenly vulnerable Houston Dynamo aren't actually vulnerable, but they will lose to the Sporks in KC. -Benuski
Sun. May 26, 5 pm: New York Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew - MLS Live, UniMas
Adam: NY. Chest: NY. Benuski: NY. Stephen: NY.
Eagerly awaiting the incident or incidents that cause the inevitable NYRB meltdown. 0 trophies from now until the earth is destroyed by whatever will kill off our species. -Chest
Sun. May 26, 11 pm: LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders - ESPN2
Adam: LAG. Chest: LAG. Benuski: LAG. Stephen: SEA.
What's wrong with the Galaxy? Are they suffering a hangover from Chelsea's re-signing of Frank Lampard? -Stephen
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Did you do as well as Stephen with your picks last week? Let us know and give us your predictions for Week 13 in the comments.