Major League Soccer preview: Just three matches on slim Saturday

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It’s a mini-weekend for Major League Soccer, as just six teams form the schedule for what is, in essence, the fourth weekend of the season.

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Only one of that sextet has more than a single win on the young season, and two teams are still seeking first wins.

New York City FC vs. New England Revolution — 3 p.m. ET Saturday

The Revs have two ties and a loss this year, and now head to the tiny pitch at Yankee Stadium without U.S. national teamer Lee Nguyen to take on NYC, which is without USMNT midfielder Mix Diskerud. The Nguyen hit is the bigger loss, and NYC will be favored to pick up three points.

Prediction: NYC 1-0.

DC United vs. FC Dallas — 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday

Horton has been with Peterborough and Cardiff in the past, but has now landed at Leeds.
Horton has been with Peterborough and Cardiff in the past, but has now landed in DC.

Injuries to two goalkeepers and a rough start to the season could see DC turn to 21-year-old Charlie Horton, who hasn’t started a game since coming back to the United States from Leeds United. It could be one heck of a fire, as Horton would face a potent Dallas attack, albeit at home.

Prediction: 1-1.

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo — 10 p.m. ET Saturday

No team has scored as many goals through three weeks as Owen Coyle’s Dynamo. Houston has 11 goals, and Will Bruin has three of them to go with a pair of assists. The ‘Caps broke their duck last week with a win over struggling Seattle, and will look to keep up its rebound after a disappointing 0-2 start.

Prediction: Vancouver 2-1.