Sporting KC, FC Dallas on Upset Alert in MLS This Weekend

If not for a red card for C.J. Sapong against FC Dallas last weekend, I might have gotten that upset right. After all, Sporting Kansas City had a 2-0 lead at the time of the ejection.

But like the saying goes, "If 'ifs' and 'buts' were candy and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas."

Only two teams are on Upset Alert for me this week. Let's see if you agree.


Upset Alert No. 1: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

Schellas Hyndman may still have one of the teams to beat in the Western Conference, but when FC Dallas travels to PPL Park this weekend to take on John Hackworth's Philadelphia Union, Dallas needs to be careful.

FC Dallas may have started well, but it has no wins in its last three matches. Philadelphia has two straight wins and is unbeaten in its last three. Those two wins were by identical 3-0 score lines.

Dallas also needs to watch its back line. Its goal differential is a +9 at home but a -4 on...

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