6 Key Battles for MLS Matches from August 15-17

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6 Key Battles for MLS Matches from August 15-17
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If you are a fan of crucial, playoff-altering clashes, then Week 23 in Major League Soccer is just for you. 

Two games on Saturday will feature two teams in the top three of their respective conferences, while plenty of interconference games will take place in Eastern Conference parks. 

With the pressure building on each team in the league to deliver a result to stay in the playoff race, a few key players will be relied on to shut down some dangerous attacking threats. 

Some of those players will be tasked with stopping attackers, who just can't stop scoring at the moment. 

Continue reading on for the six key battles that will shape play in MLS this weekend. 

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