Some games to watch during the NYCFC bye

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New York City FC has just finished a difficult road trip.  The team lost four out of five fixtures in all competitions, and then grabbed just one point from four Major League Soccer matches.  The draw against Orlando City SC came just in time on Wednesday, for at least the losing streak ended, and now the players have a bye this weekend. 

As such, NYCFC does not play again until Saturday, May 27.  This is time off that is much needed, and hopefully the team can reset and focus in on the upcoming home games. 

However, there will still be a slate of MLS games this weekend, and some supporters might want to watch the other teams.  But with multiple choices, which fixture should the fans try to watch?  Any match should be a fun one, for the stress that comes with watching NYCFC will be nonexistent. 

So, here are a few suggestions of this week’s MLS games. 

There are many MLS games NYCFC fans can watch this weekend

Philadelphia Union vs New England Revolution (Saturday at 7:30 PM)

The Philadelphia Union hosts the New England Revolution, and since the Union will play against New York City FC next week, this match makes a great watch.  Hopefully Nick Cushing will have his players catch this game as well.  Not only will this give an idea with how Philadelphia is doing at this time, but it can help the team plot tactics for next week.  Moreover, New England is having a very good season thus far, so this should be an entertaining battle to watch.

Austin FC vs Toronto FC (Saturday at 8:30 PM)

Both Austin FC and Toronto FC have former NYCFC goalkeepers between the sticks.  Brad Stuver plays for Austin, and then of course the former captain, Sean Johnson, is now at Toronto.  Therefore, this will be a battle of the former Pigeon goalkeepers. 

Not only will this be a battle of the former goalkeepers, but also a battle of the former captains.  Alex Ring plays for Austin too, and oddly enough the midfielder has been playing out of position in the center-back role. 

Both sides are struggling though this season, but with the former NYCFC players, this might be one to check out.

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Los Angeles FC vs San Jose Earthquakes (Saturday at 10:30 PM)

The surprising San Joes Earthquakes travels to the powerhouse Los Angeles FC this weekend, and this should be an exciting match to watch.  San Jose has already beaten LAFC, and they are led by the incredible Cristian Espinoza, who is having a career season this year.  But the better LA team has been a powerhouse in the Western Conference over the last few years.  Hence, this should be a thrilling battle, and neutral fans like NYCFC ones might want to watch this one.