We're only a few weeks away from the end of the MLS regular season, and there are eight playoff spots yet to be decided. There's a lot at stake on both conferences, and at this point every single match matters. Here we present you four must-watch games ahead of Week 30 in MLS.
4. Toronto FC vs DC United
Both teams are in playoff zone in the East, but at the same time both have different objectives in mind. While Toronto FC wants to remain in the race to win the Supporters' Shield, DC United wants to take another step towards a playoff berth after sneaking their way in following Wednesday's 3-0 win against Columbus Crew. There's no doubt this is an important game for both franchises.
3. Vancouver Whitecaps vs Seattle Sounders
Seattle's turnaround could easily be considered as one of the best in the league's history. After they were all but out of the playoff picture by the MLS All-Star Game, the Sounders are riding an impressive streak of results that put them in the Top-6 in the West for the first time this season. And they've done this without star playmaker Clint Dempsey. Will they continue their recent success against the Vancouver Whitecaps? The Canadian franchise has enough talent to upset any team down the stretch.
2. Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers
The Colorado Rapids have two games in hand in comparison to FC Dallas, so technically they depend on themselves to win the Supporters' Shield title. For that to continue, they will have to defeat the Portland Timbers, a team that's battling for a playoff berth in a very crowded Western Conference. Will Portland win for the first time on the road this season in a pivotal game that could potentially decide their playoff fate?
1. FC Dallas vs Los Angeles Galaxy
No game is bigger than the one between FC Dallas and Los Angeles Galaxy, however, as both teams have been among the best in the West this season. Saturday's contest at TOYOTA Stadium could put Dallas one step closer to win the Supporters' Shield, but at the same time it could put LA closer to clinching a playoff berth in case they win on the road.