Our prediction for this MLS match:
Charlotte and Philadelphia square off against each other at Bank of America in what is expected to be a close MLS game. Charlotte have drawn each of their last three league matches and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways on Thursday. Both Vinicius Mello and Hamady Diop are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The U’s, on the other hand, have been involved in some high-scoring games of late and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Since Charlotte managed to find the net in three of their last four league matches, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Both Vinicius Mello and Hamady Diop miss out through injuries for the visiting team, but Jim Curtin can count on key players for the midweek fixture.
Highlighted Player (Andre Blake):
Andre Blake is a Jamaican goalkeeper who plays for MLS club Philadelphia Union. Blake was born in May Pen, Jamaica, on November 21, 1990, but he went to the UConn college in United States of America. The 193-cm-tall shoot-stopper spent three years playing college football and in 2014 he signed a professional contract with Philadelphia Union.
Andre Blake made his debut for the U in July 2014 in a friendly game against Crystal Palace and he played his first MLS match against Montreal Impact. Speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper made his Jamaica debut on March 2, 2014 in a 2-0 victory over Barbados. Later that year Andre Blake won the Caribbean Cup with the Reggae Boyz as they defeated Trinidad and Tobago on penalties in the title game.
Over the years Blake has established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him. The Philadelphia Union shoot-stopper wears the number 18 on his shirt.