Sounders Scoreless, Winless and Seeking Relief in KC

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Kevin Stott

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:33 PM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018 5:33 PM UTC

The defending Western Conference champions are still looking for their first goal this season. Let's check out their next game and others on this weekend's MLS slate and find some solid soccer picks.

MLS: Matchday 7 Select PicksSporting Kansas City vs. Seattle SoundersFree MLS Pick: Sporting KC -133Best Line Offered: Bookmaker

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Western Conference-leading Sporting Kansas City (4-1-1, 12 GF/9 GA) welcomes last-place Seattle (0-0-3, 0 GF/5 GA) on Sunday, with the Sounders trying to halt a season-long scoring drought. In the last five meetings between these teams there have been five clean sheets, with Sporting KC winning three of those and the home team winning four. Expect the Sounders, who have started 0-0-3 for only the second time in franchise history, to come out a bit nervy, while SKC will be calmer and more defensive, and likely will get the bulk of the quality scoring chances. That's where SKC's Felipe Gutierrez comes in; he is tied for league lead with five goals. Final score prediction: Sporting KC 2, Sounders 0.

New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas Free MLS Pick: Revolution +118Best Line Offered: Pinnacle

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FC Dallas (1-3-0, 6 GF/3 GA) hits the road Saturday night and will attempt to beat New England (3-1-1, 10 GS/5 GA) for the seventh consecutive time. Dallas' 6-0-0 streak against New England includes four clean sheets and a 13-3 scoring edge. Diego Fagundez leads the Revolution with three goals, and this could be the spot he and his teammates finally get the best of Dallas, so keep an eye on the MLS odds board. Final score prediction: Revolution 2, FC Dallas 1.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Houston DynamoFree MLS Picks: Earthquakes +116/Under 3, -140Best Lines Offered: Bookmaker/Bovada

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The Houston Dynamo (1-1-2, 7 GS/6 GA) head west on Saturday night for a meeting with the San Jose Earthquakes (1-1-2, 7 GS/8 GA) in a matchup of two clubs with almost identical statistics. The home team in this series has posted a clean sheet in the last three games. The Dynamo are 3-1-1 in the last five meetings, and there have been three "overs" in the last four. Danny Hoesen and Valeri Qazaishvili each have two goals for the Earthquakes this season, and San Jose should do just enough to protect its home turf. Final score prediction: Earthquakes 1, Dynamo 0.

Atlanta United FC vs. New York City FCFree MLS Pick: Over 3, -135Best Line Offered: Bovada

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Josef Martinez, the co-leader in MLS with five goals, and Atlanta United FC (3-0-1, 13 GF/6 GA) are set for Sunday evening's Eastern Conference showdown with the New York City FC (4-1-0, 10 GF/4 GA). After going 11-3-3 at home last year as an expansion team, Atlanta FC has maintained its advantage by winning its first three home games this season with a 12-2 goal differential. With a side that can seemingly put up four goals in any home match with its talent and attacking depth, backing the "over" seems like the logical approach with your MLS picks. The teams split last season's meetings, each winning 3-1 at home in a pair of "overs." Final score prediction: Atlanta United 3, NYCFC 2.

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