Our prediction for this match:
CenturyLink Field will host Thursday’s football game between Seattle Sounders and Borussia Dortmund. Seattle’s domestic season is already in a full swing and seeing that they occupy third position in the Western Conference, we predict that they are capable of holding the star-studded Bundesliga side to a draw. Both Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris returned from international duty, but the duo is unlikely to play against Borussia Dortmund.
The Millionaires, on the other hand, aim to kick off pre-season in style, but beating Seattle at CenturyLink Field is easier said than done. USA ace Christian Pulisic is no longer part of Borussia Dortmund and, in his absence, a man to keep an eye on in the German team will be summer signing Thorgan Hazard, who impressed in the 2018/2019 Bundesliga campaign. Anyhow, given Seattle’s fine form, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Lodeiro):
Nicolas Lodeiro is an experienced midfielder, who played for Barrio Obrero and Nacional during his youth career. In 2007 he tasted senior-team football for the first time ever and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in 43 appearances in the league for Nacional.
In January 2010 the Uruguayan footballer joined Ajax, but he played no more than 21 games in the Eredivisie during his spell with the Amsterdammers. In 2012 he returns to South America, signing a four-year deal with Botafogo. During his spell with O Glorioso, Nicolas Lodeiro represented Uruguay at 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The left-footed footballer was part of Corinthians and Boca Juniors before joining Seattle Sounders in 2016. Speaking of his international career, Lodeiro made his Uruguay debut against Costa Rica in the 2010 World Cup play-offs. The MLS star, who wears the No. 10 shirt, was born in Paysandu, Uruguay on March 21, 1989. In 2016 he won MLS Cup with Seattle Sounders.
Highlighted Team (Borussia Dortmund):
1909 by eighteen footballers from Dortmund. Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows) play their home games at Signal Iduna Park, but the stadium’s original name is Westfalenstadion. The capacity of Borussia’s home ground is 81,539 and it has to be noted that the stadium was opened in 1974. BVB have the highest average attendance in the world of football.
Borussia Dortmund have won eight Bundesliga trophies, while clinching the German Cup title three times.
However, the club’s biggest success came in 1997 when they outplayed Juventus in the Champions League final. Karl-Heinz Riedle scored a brace for BVB in the 3-1 win over Juve, with Lars Ricken finding the net in the title game as well. Borussia’s biggest rivals are Schalke 04 and the two teams square off against each other in the Revierderby.