Sporting Kansas City get to play spectators again for a pair of midweek games. Both games have something for Sporting's playoff race as well as one having an eye towards this weekend's game as well.
New England at Atlanta
What we want to happen - New England win
A New England win keeps Atlanta from moving ahead of Kansas City in the standings to potentially host MLS Cup should Sporting make it there. The Revolution are also Kansas City's weekend opponent and exerting themselves more on Wednesday night against an Eastern Conference rival could make Saturday's game interesting. That said, the Revolution are now the lone MLS team without a road win this season (0-10-3). Lacking a New England win, maybe a red card or two for the Revolution.
Minnesota at Vancouver
What we want to happen - Minnesota win
This one is very straight forward, Minnesota United sit in 10th place in the West, 15 points behind Sporting KC. Meanwhile, Vancouver are level on points with Kansas City and have played one less game than Sporting. Minnesota picking up all three points on the road would keep Sporting tied with Vancouver for third place in the West.