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American Soccer Saturday Night, May 21: OPEN THREAD


MLS: New York City FC at New York Red Bulls Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another American Soccer Saturday Night! The Dirty South Soccer crew will be watching games from all over the country tonight, join us in the comments with your thoughts.

New York City FC vs. New York Red Bulls -- 3pm -- Fox

NYCFC comes into this high profile match on a five game unbeaten streak. They drew 1-1 in Toronto on Wednesday, local favorite Kwadwo Poku scored the goal. The Red Bulls are four points behind first place NYCFC. They won 1-0 on Wednesday over Chicago, Mike Grella scored the goal.

Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo -- 5pm -- MLS Live

It's a battle of the last place teams from each conference. Chicago is in desperate need of goals, with only eight scored in ten games. Houston has lost all five games on the road in 2016. The Dynamo will be coming into the game off a win at home, 1-0 over Real Salt Lake last weekend.

Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew -- 5pm -- MLS Live

Both teams come into this match after 1-1 draws, Toronto drawing with NYCFC on Wednesday and Columbus equaling Colorado last weekend. The pressure is rising in Columbus after a disappointing start to the season that sees the Crew in 9th place in the East and a drama fueled trade of leading scorer Kei Kamara. Toronto will be shuffling their lineup to overcome injuries.

Wilmington Hammerheads vs. Charleston Battery -- 7pm -- YouTube

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup brought two very different types of victories to these teams midweek. Wilmington thrashed the NPSL's Miami Fusion 6-0 while Charleston needed some administrative mistakes by The Villages SC to advance via forfeit. Atlanta United's Alex Tambakis was in goal for the Battery during the Open Cup match on Wednesday.

South Georgia Tormenta vs. Carolina Dynamo -- 7:30pm -- YouTube

Statesboro hosts its first PDL action as the established Carolina Dynamo visit the Tormenta. South Georgia drew in their first match, 0-0 away in Johnson City, TN against the Tri-Cities Otters. Goalkeeper Anton Widen made seven saves in the shutout. They Dynamo are one of the country's longest running clubs, launching in 1993. They finished fourth in the South Atlantic Division last year.

Indy Eleven vs. Minnesota United -- 7:30pm -- beIN Sports

The Eleven remain undefeated this season, but sit three points behind the Loons from Minnesota. With four matches remaining in the Spring Season sprint for both teams, this is a critical match in the table. Indy's defense has only given up four goals in six games, while Minnesota is averaging almost two goals per game.

Orlando City vs. Montreal Impact -- 7:30pm -- MLS Live

Orlando started strong in 2016, but have only picked up three points of a possible eighteen in their last six matches. The Lions will be missing Darwin Ceren and Seb Hines through injury. Didier Drogba is not traveling for the Impact after a hip injury last week. Montreal will be relying on Dominic Oduro and Ignacio Piatti in their attack.

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas -- 7:30pm -- MLS Live

Injuries are piling up for both teams with multiple starters listed as questionable for tonight's match. New England notched their second win of the season last week in Kei Kamara's Revolution debut. They also have not lost at home at Gillette Stadium in 2016. Dallas has the second best record in the league, but has struggled on the road.

Rayo OKC vs. Ft. Lauderdale Strikers -- 8:00pm -- One World Sports

OKC picked up four points in their last two matches and look to be coming together after a rocky start. Former Silverback Kosuke Kimura has played every minute for OKC so far this season. While a Spring Season title is likely beyond reach for both teams, gathering momentum for the Open Cup and Fall Season is important.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Real Salt Lake -- 8:30pm -- MLS Live

RSL defeated Sporting 2-1 in early April, but have lost their last two matches by identical 1-0 scores. Kansas City recently endured a seven game winless streak, but broke that with a dominant 2-1 win over Orlando last weekend.

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids -- 10:00pm -- MLS Live

The first place Rapids visit Seattle in Saturday's nightcap. The Sounders have started to gain some momentum after a sluggish start to the season, winning two of their last three. Their high powered offense will collide with Colorado's league best defense. Jordan Morris has adapted well to the pro level, scoring in four of his last five games.