The fireworks will extend beyond the Fourth of July in MLS Week 19. Three of the next four days will feature intense MLS action.
The league kick-started a congested Week 19 schedule with five mid-week matches.
Only the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire were able to capture victories Wednesday night. Toronto FC allowed the Montreal Impact to equalize after holding a two-goal lead in the second half. Sporting Kansas City failed to hold onto a one-goal lead of their own, and Real Salt Lake valiantly fought back to equalize with a penalty kick in stoppage time.
Eleven matches will follow during this all-important, four-day weekend. Three will be decided Thursday night.
But with so much action on tap, what warrants your attention in Week 19?
Read on to find out.
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