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Game to Watch: Montreal vs Chicago- Of course, the must-watch game of the weekend will be Montreal’s home debut against the Chicago Fire Saturday afternoon. The Fire look to continue their strong form dating back to the end of last season, while the Impact are hoping to grace their home with its first three MLS points. The game will be showed on TSN starting at 2:00 EST.
Player to Watch: Arne Friedrich- Also featured in Saturday’s game will be the MLS debut of German veteran Arne Friedrich for the Fire. Friedrich signed with the club a few weeks before the season and will immediately provide a strong, aerial threat that Chicago was missing last season. Watch for the big man this weekend and see how he handles the speedy Montreal attack this Saturday.
Story to Watch: Who Will Step Up For Philadelphia?- With hindsight, Peter Nowak might be regretting his attitude towards Sebastien Le Toux while letting the franchise's all-time leading scorer walk away for little to nothing. It is evident that although the Union have brought in a few replacements, no player is really ready to step up and assume the role of “offensive leader” for Philadelphia.
Freddy Adu looks unconfident and out of place on the wing, Danny Mwanga and Jack McInerney haven’t earned the trust of Nowak yet, and Pajoy was nothing more than a manikin at the head of the Union attack on Monday. While there is still plenty of time to figure these things out, we should at least be getting hints as to who will be the leader of the Union attack this season in the upcoming weeks.
Montreal 2-1 Chicago
San Jose 1-1 Houston
Kansas City 2-0 New England
Portland 1-0 Dallas
Seattle 0-0 Toronto
RSL 2-0 New York
Vancouver 2-0 Chivas
Philadelphia 1-1 Colorado
Los Angeles 1-1 DC
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