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Missing the Revolution This Weekend? Check Out These MLS Matches Instead

Even with the Revs postponed, there’s no shortage of soccer to watch this weekend.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Atlanta United FC
Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez hits a shot during his club’s inaugural MLS match. Atlanta plays fellow expansion side Minnesota United this weekend.
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Jack Frost may have postponed the Revolution home opener, but that doesn’t mean you need to endure a soccer-less weekend.

Check out one (or all) of these compelling MLS matchups as you wait for the Revs to return:

Montreal Impact at Seattle Sounders

Date and Time: Saturday March 11, 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Stade Olympique, Montreal, Canada
Broadcast: MLS Live

You’ll need an MLS Live account to watch this bout at Stade Olympique (unless you have access to TVA Sports), though it promises to live up to the hype. Both clubs lost in week one, and both clubs figure to compete to for the MLS crown, meaning they’ll enter Saturday’s match with a sense of early-season urgency.

If Harry Shipp sees the field for Seattle, Impact fans surely won’t let him forget an interview from earlier this week, when the former Montreal midfielder said, “I already feel more comfortable in two weeks training with the guys and staff than I ever felt [in Montreal].”

Columbus Crew SC at Houston Dynamo

Date and Time: Saturday March 11, 8:30 PM ET
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Broadcast: MLS Live

On Saturday night, these two Revolution rivals will continue a matchup with plenty of history. The clubs have met 22 times over the years, with Columbus leading the all-time series, 7-5-10.

Yet this season, Houston looks primed to start rewriting the record book. The Dynamo took home an impressive 2-1 win over the reigning-champion Sounders last weekend and look destined for a deep playoff run.

Can Ola Kamara and Crew SC hand Houston its first setback of 2017?

Atlanta United at Minnesota United

Date and Time: Sunday, March 12, 5:00 PM ET
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Broadcast: ESPN2

Which expansion team will earn its first MLS win? Though Atlanta and Minnesota failed to earn a result in their inaugural matches, the two teams find themselves in much different positions. The Loons conceded five goals during a rain-soaked debut against the Timbers and have significant issues to resolve along the back line. Atlanta, meanwhile, held a late, one-goal lead against the New York Red Bulls, only to concede twice in the final 14 minutes en route to a 2-1 loss.

Minnesota should benefit from the arrival of defender Jerome Thiesson, who joined the club from Swiss-side FC Luzern on Wednesday. But can Thiesson alone keep John Alvbåge’s net clean?

Portland Timbers at Los Angeles Galaxy

Date and Time: Sunday, March 12, 7:00 PM ET
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.
Broadcast: FS1

In Sunday night prime time, the Galaxy and Timbers will clash during a matchup of two Western Conference powers. Portland, having made quick work of Minnesota United last weekend, wants to start the season 2-0. The Galaxy don’t want to start 0-2 after dropping its season opener to FC Dallas.

Can the Galaxy fend off a pesky Portland side that may play without defenders Liam Ridgewell and Alvas Powell, both of whom sustained injuries during mid-week practice?

The Revolution-Orlando City SC match has been rescheduled for Sept. 2.