Our prediction for this MLS match:
Soldier Field will host Sunday’s football game between Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake. Chicago recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Cincinnati, but despite the triumph they have slim chances of booking a place in the playoffs. A man to watch in the home team will be Slovenia international Robert Beric, who scored a brace in the triumph over Cincinnati. Anyhow, the hope dies last, and we are positive that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field.
Both Calvo and Teran remain in the recovery room. The Royals, on the other hand, are only one point behind the playoffs berth, meaning that they want this win more than the hosts. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the playoffs-chasing visitors this time out. Both Silva and Farnsworth are out of contention with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Francisco Calvo):
Francisco Calvo is a product of Sarprissa football academy. The Costa Rica international started his senior career at his homeland club Herediano, playing as a defender. Calvo played for the likes of Perez Zeledon, Nordsjaelland, Santos and Sarprissa before joining Minnesota United in 2017 and it has to be noted that he made his MLS debut on March 4, 2017 in a 5-1 loss to Portland Timbers.
The Costa Rica defender quickly proved his worth in the Major League Soccer and in 2018 he was selected as an MLS All-Star, becoming the first ever Loons player to receive the honour. As for his international career, Francisco Calvo made his Costa Rica debut on July 2, 2011 in a Copa America loss to Colombia.
The Minnesota United man is used as both centre and left back and his preferred foot is left. Calvo was born in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, on July 8, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties.
In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white.
The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.