It's not quite the regular season yet, but there's no shortage of Saturday showdowns. Ten MLS teams will be in action today across six games, including three all-MLS matchups in Tucson, Arziona capped by a game between the defending champion Portland Timbers and their fierce rivals, the Seattle Sounders. Here's what we're looking at:
- LA Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 3
- Chicago Fire 3, University of South Florida, 0 | STREAM
- Philadelphia Union 0, Jacksonville Armada 1 | STREAM
- New England Revolution 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 3
- Houston Dynamo 1, San Jose Earthquakes 0 | STREAM
- Portland Timbers 2, Seattle Sounders 1 | STREAM
Behind closed doors
Two of the league's most talked-about teams will kick off Saturday's action, but don't expect to be able to see the scrimmage between the LA Galaxy and Toronto FC, which will take place behind closed doors at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
New Galaxy arrivals Ashley Cole and Jelle van Damme are not expected to feature on Saturday, per Toronto's official website, which also laid out a potential lineup for the Reds: Irwin; Lovitz, Moor, Perquis, Bloom; Osorio, Cheyrou, Delgado; Babouli, Hamilton, Endoh.
Champs in Cascadia clash
Perhaps one of the most intriguing matchups of this preseason, the defending champion Portland Timbers will face their archrivals, the Seattle Sounders, in the Tucson nightcap at 9 pm ET. The Sounders, who recently cut a few trialists from camp, are sporting a new-look 4-3-3 formation, while the Timbers have had to make a few changes to their winning formula. You can catch a stream of the game on SoundersFC.com.
1.0 vs. 2.0
The San Jose Earthquakes will square off against the team formerly known as the Earthquakes when they face the Dynamo in an all-Western Conference clash in Tucson. In the Houston camp, Will Bruin is re-signed and ready to rock for 2016, while the Quakes remain focused on building a foundation for the year ahead after a narrow playoff miss in 2015: