Our prediction for this MLS match:
Colorado Rapids will look to make amends for back-to-back losses to Dallas and Minnesota United when they take on Charlotte at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday morning. Colorado failed to win the previous four league fixtures, with the team obviously struggling at the back. The Rapids are eager to put an end to their dreadful winless run, and it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course.
Both Aboubacar Keita and Braian Galvan are out of contention with long-term injuries, while a man to watch in the home team will be Poland international Adam Buksa. The newcomers, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to New England Revolution at the weekend. Since Charlotte are not regarded as good travelers, home win should definitely be considered. Argentina midfielder Christian Ortiz is pushing for a start, speaking of the visiting team.
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.