The impact of Brian Ching's impending retirement is the story to watch in MLS Week 31, but an additional four storylines will complete your weekend preview.
Only five of the nine matches scheduled for the coming days will be covered in great detail. Each of the five selected will be dissected from a unique angle to intensify your viewing pleasure.
So, what exactly warrants your attention in Week 31?
Read on to find out.
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