It’s another three-game day at the MLS is Back Tournament, giving hosts Calen Carr and Susannah Collins plenty to break down during the latest MLS Today episode at 11 am ET on MLSsoccer.com, Facebook and Twitter.
But first, and repeat after us, breath. The San Jose Earthquakes’ 4-3 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps last night was absolutely wild, and odds are your adrenaline and disbelief are just coming down. Shea Salinas and Chris Wondolowski continue to defy Father Time, Vancouver faded down the stretch and Group B is getting spicy.
There’s also a breakdown of this morning’s Group E matchup between Atlanta United and FC Cincinnati (9 am ET | ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada), with both teams in need of three points. Tune in for live press conferences from both clubs, with the Five Stripes’ squad rotation bound to be a discussion point.
Shifting to the evening, expect some feistiness and bad blood when the Canadian Classique ships down to Orlando (8 pm ET | FS1, TUDN in US; TVA Sports, TSN in Canada). Three points would prove massive for both the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC, and we’ll see head coaches Thierry Henry and Greg Vanney square off for the first time. How do they respond to each other tactically, and can Toronto impress should Jozy Altidore and Jonathan Osorio remain doubtful?
The nightcap sees the New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew SC battle for Group E supremacy, with both teams coming off a Round 1 win (10:30 pm ET | FS1, TUDN; TSN in Canada). The Red Bulls don’t quite have star power, but they’re grinding out results early into the season, while the Crew’s preseason hype is translating into dynamic performances.