Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following a goalless draw with Dallas, Austin will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on Austin FC in their first home game of the season. The Rapids missed several clear-cut goalscoring opportunities in their opener, but they are surely capable of breaking the deadlock against the newcomers. Despite failing to find the net in the draw with Dallas, Rubio should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The newcomers, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Los Angeles FC, and, as a result, they are seen as underdogs in Sunday’s clash with Colorado. Considering that the Rapids are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to Texas empty-handed. This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in the Major League Soccer.
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.