The USA MLS Soccer Betting Subcommittee Weekend Report
Posted by: Mike Davis
This Saturday and Sunday are rife with soccer betting opportunities for MLS fans who like to bet on soccer at a sportsbook establishment.
Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders (Cascadia Cup Match)
Date: Saturday, 27th May
Venue: CenturyLink Field
Portland Timbers +½ (+108) 2½ (-136) +353
Seattle Sounders -½ (-123) 2½ (+121) -122
Portland Timbers/Seattle Sounders Draw +285
The Timbers fell 1-4 to the Montreal Impact on Saturday, extending their winless streak to four games. Portland’s season so far has been the proverbial story of two teams; the Timbs won their first games and only lost on in the first six while scoring 16 goals. Portland has since gone 1-3-2 with six goals for and 12 against. Diego Valeri scored the Timbers’ lone goal in the first minute of stoppage time.
The Sounders snapped their own four-game winless skid with a 1-0 win over The Real World: Salt Lake on Saturday. Harry Shipp scored the go-ahead goal – his second of the season – at the 42nd minute. The victory improved Seattle’s record to 3-5-4 and 13 points on the season.
Los Angeles Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes soccer betting preview
Date: Saturday, May 27
Venue: Avaya Stadium
Odds for fans who bet on soccer:
Los Angeles Galaxy +½ (-106) 2½ (+103) +357
San Jose Earthquakes -½ (-109) 2½ (-118) -108
Los Angeles Galaxy/San Jose Earthquakes Draw +243
The Galaxy have won two straight games after winning only two in the previous nine games. Los Angeles held off the Minnesota United FC on Sunday with a little help of MUFC’s forward Christian Ramirez’s own goal with six minutes left in regulation.
The Quakes get bragging rights – as well as three points – for giving FC Dallas their first loss of the season, and their first shutout too. Midfielder Jahmir Hyka scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute, while goalie David Bingham had his fifth clean sheet of the season. San Jose is 5-4-4 overall, and has the best record in the last five games out of all the clubs in the Western Conference. The Earthquakes have scored goals in the final 10 minutes of five matches this season.
New York City FC vs. Atlanta United Soccer Betting Preview
Date: Sunday, May 28
Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Odds For Fans who Bet on Soccer:
New York City FC +½ (-121) 3 (-128) +253
Atlanta United -½ (+106) 3 (+113) +107
New York City FC/Atlanta United Draw +281
David Villa scored two goals to lead NYCFC to a 3-0 win over Orlando City on Sunday. Wait, David Villa plays for New York? We thought maybe he was Patrick Vieira’s assistant manager or something. Like Andrea Pirlo. Wait, Pirlo is on the roster and not the coaching staff? It’s a brave new world out there.
Atlanta broke a three-game winless stretch with a 4-1 routing of the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Paraguayan attacker Miguel Almiron scored a hat-trick – his second multi-goal performance of the season. The Five Stripes will be looking to avenge their 1-3 loss to New York City back at the beginning of the month.