Our prediction for this MLS match:
After drawing the previous four league fixtures, Colorado will be looking to melt Seattle Sounders’ advantage in the Western Conference when they host Austin to their Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday morning. Colorado are undefeated in the previous eleven league fixtures, and they are surely capable of beating Austin at home ground. Head coach Robin Fraser should have a full squad to choose from.
The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to beat Seattle 2-0 at home in their last league match, but given their five-game losing run in the Major League Soccer, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Colorado. All Besler, Hoesen, Schoenfeld, Segura, and Sweat are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team. In their last meeting in the MLS Colorado Rapids defeated Austin thanks to Andre Shinyashiki’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Diego Rubio):
Diego Rubio is a Chilean attacker who signed his first professional deal with Colo-Colo. Rubio, though, made only eight league appearances (scoring three goals) for the Chilean outfit and in 2011 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Primeira Liga team Sporting Lisbon. After playing only 11 league matches for the Lions, the 179-cm tall striker joined Spanish club Valladolid at the age of 22.
It has to be noted that during his spell with Sporting Lisbon he was loaned to the likes of Pandurii Targu Kiu and Sandnes Ulf. On September 1, 2016 Diego Rubio signed a permanent teal with Sporting Kansas City and he has been playing for the MLS club ever since.
Rubio was born on May 15, 1993 in Santiago, the capital of Chile, and he made his debut for the Chilean national football team in June, 2011 against Paraguay. His contract with Sporting Kansas City expires on June 30, 2017.