Our prediction for this MLS match:
TQL Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Cincinnati and Chicago Fire, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Cincinnati made a flying start to the season, with the team leading the standings ahead of the visit of Chicago Fire. The Orange and Blue are on a five-game winning run in the Major League Soccer and their display in a 3-1 win over New York City is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s clash. Midfielder Obinna Nwobodo is banned for the match, while all Sergio Santos, Nick Hagglund, and Brenner are sidelined with injuries.
The visitors, meanwhile, have drawn each of their last three league matches. Chris Brady limped off with injury in a goalless draw with Toronto in midweek, with fellow goalkeeper Spencer Richey likely to step up. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Cincinnati have won each of their eight home games so far this term.
Highlighted Player (Luciano Acosta):
Luciano Acosta is a professional footballer who plays for DC United as an attacking midfielder. Acosta was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 31, 1994 and he started his senior career at his hometown club Boca Juniors. After scoring 2 goals in 25 appearances for the famous Argentine club, the 160-cm tall footballer joined Estudiantes on loan in 2016.
In 2017 he moved to DC United and he has been playing for the MlS club ever since. Luciano Acosta impressed in the 2018 season, with the Argentina international scoring 10 goals, while providing 15 assists for his teammates in the process. Despite producing thrilling showings in the 2018 MLS campaign, he has yet to earn a call-up for the Argentina national football team.
Acosta’s main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as both second striker and centre forward as well. He has a contract with DC United which should expire on December 31, 2019 and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Chicago Fire):
Based in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, Chicago Fire is a professional soccer club who compete in Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire were founded on October 8, 1997 and one year later they won the MLS Cup by beating D.C. United (2-0) in the title game. The club play their home games at Toyota Park, the venue that was opened on June 11, 2006. Chicago Fire won four U.S. Open Cups (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006) and in 2009 they were beaten by UANL Tigres in the North American Superliga final.
The likes of Chris Armas, DeMarcus Beasley, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Frank Klopas are some of the notable footballers who played for Chicago Fire in the past. It has to be noted that a number of veterans were part of the club as well: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Pavel Pardo, Piotr Nowak, Hristo Stoichkov and Lubos Kubik.
The club’s official colors are red and white and they are nicknamed Men in Red. Veljko Paunovic, who won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Serbia, is one of the club’s most famous coaches.