There are some interesting matchups taking place in the first weekend of May in Major League Soccer. A little less than two months into the season, the Columbus Crew currently are the number 1 team in the Eastern Conference, while the defending MLS Cup Champions Sporting Kansas City trail right behind them by 1 point. Out in the Western Conference the Seattle Sounders FC and FC Dallas are off to strong starts currently tied for the top spot. Surprisingly, the defending Western Conference Champions Portland Timbers remain winless along with the Chicago Fire, the remaining two teams in the league without a victory. Here are the top 5 games of the week.
5/3/14- New England Revolution vs Toronto FC | Avg. Price: $87.17 | Get in Price: $38
The Toronto FC will host the New England Revolution on May 3rd at BMO field in an Eastern Conference matchup between two teams that have not been consistent all year. The Revs are coming off an impressive victory over the defending champs Sporting KC and have only lost 1 game of their last 5. Toronto is coming off 2 losses, so maybe the bye week they had will help them regroup. Toronto FC tickets have an average price of $87.17 with a get in price of $38. Tickets are down 12% over this past week.
5/4/14- Columbus Crew vs Sporting KC | Avg. Price: $63.06 | Get in Price: $28
The defending champs will host the Columbus Crew at the Sporting Park Arena on May 4th. This is a matchup between the top two teams in relatively weak Eastern Conference right now. Sporting KC has been playing much better but are coming off a loss to the Revs after giving up two goals in stoppage time. The Columbus Crew after a hot start have come back to earth and only have 1 win in the past 5 games. Columbus Crew vs Sporting KC tickets have an average price of $63.06 with a get in price of $28 as tickets down 8%.
5/3/14- DC United vs Portland Timbers | Avg. Price: $61.92 | Get in Price: $31
DC United are slowly but surely climbing up the power rankings as they are coming off an impressive win over Dallas one of the top teams in the Western Conference handing them only their second loss of the season. The Portland Timbers winners of the Western Conference last season is still one of the two remaining winless teams in the league. The Timbers hope to record their first win of the season as they will host DC United at the Providence Park. Portland Timbers tickets have an average price of $61.92 with a get in price of $31.00 as tickets are up 16% over the past week.
5/3/14- Philadelphia Union vs Seattle Sounders FC | Avg. Price: $53.87 | Get in Price: $23
The Seattle Sounders are the best team in the league right now coming off a dominating victory over Colorado and winners of 3 straight. Seattle’s Clint Dempsey has been on a tear and leads the league with 8 goals. The Sounders will host the Philadelphia Union at CenturyLink field on May 3rd. Seattle Sounders FC tickets have an average price of $53.87 with a get in price of $23.00 as tickets are up 3%.
5/3/14- San Jose Earthquakes vs Vancouver Whitecaps | Avg. Price: $50.68 | Get in Price: $25
The Vancouver Whitecaps will host the San Jose Earthquakes as both teams are currently struggling to record victories. The Whitecaps are winless in their last 4, while the Quakes finally got their first win of the season. Vancouver Whitecap tickets have an average price of $50.68 with a get in price of $25.00 as tickets are up 5% over the past week.
Still a long way to go in the season as teams are still looking for their true identity, while the elite teams in the west look to be the class of the league.