MLS is back and it’s time to stat some capping on North America’s top soccer league!
The MLS Champs Toronto FC will have the trophies on display to start the season opener at home to Columbus Crew. Toronto had a record breaking season last year and now have their sights on defending their title, as well as looking past their domestic matches for success in CONCACAF Champions League. The squad is already warmed up with two games under their belt in CCL play after taking out the Colorado Rapids in the first round. They will now face Tigres next Wednesday. Despite this tight fixture congestion TFC are fielding a full lineup with all the big names this afternoon for the home and season opener. After letting the fans go home on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw with Colorado, TFC will be keen to come out strong and get the season off to a strong start against their Trillium Cup rivals the Columbus Crew. Columbus lost to Toronto by the slimmest of margins in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but in the offseason lost two players in Ola Kamara and Justin Meram who accounted for 31 of the team’s 53 goals.
Houston/Atlanta BTTS -163
No team was better at home last year in the Western Conference than the Dynamo as they won 12 of their 17 games. Overall they were only bested by Toronto for best overall home record. Houston scored 43 times at home while only allowing 17. Atlanta may have stumbled down the stretch in their road outings, but they still managed over a goal per game average on the road scoring 22 times. With Atlanta United’s dynamic offensive weapons it’s always tough to see a game where they are not capable of picking up at least one goal, especially with Miguel Almiron pulling the strings and Josef Martinez up top. In their only meeting last year Atlanta won 4-1, though it was at home.
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