Our prediction for this MLS match:
Chicago Fire are giving 100% to get back on course. Veljko Paunovic’s men have been struggling in the first half of the season, but they have been showings signs of improvement of late. Following a 4-0 win over Orlando City, Chicago Fire shared the spoils with New England Revolution at the weekend, with the team extending their unbeaten run in MLS to three games. Veljko Paunovic’s team aim to move away from the bottom, but beating Los Angeles FC is easier said than done. The newcomers continue to impress in the 2018 MLS season and thanks to a 2-0 win over San Jose Earthquakes they cemented third position in the Western Conference. Los Angeles FC, though, do not want to stop now and seeing that their main goal is to secure a top-two finish, we predict that the visitors will go all guns blazing at Chicago Fire when the two teams face each other at Toyota Park.
Highlighted Player (Bastian Schweinsteiger):
After making a name for himself at Bayern Munich, Bastian Schweinsteiger moved to Manchester United in 2015 for a fee of €9 million. The German midfielder won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, but he has yet to win the Premier League trophy with Manchester United.
However, winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy with Germany is considered Bastian’s biggest success and it is well known that he won the bronze medal with die Manschaft at the 2006 and the 2010 World Cup finals. Schweinsteiger was born on 1 August, 1984 and he scored 45 goals in 342 appearances for Bayern Munich. The German international, though, failed to impress in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with Manchester United as he scored no more than one goal in 18 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit.
Bastian Schweinsteiger netted once for Germany at the Euro 2016 finals and later in July he married Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic.
Highlighted Team (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.