Our prediction for this MLS match:
Saturday’s football game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park pits together Colorado Rapids and Dallas, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the Western Conference. The Rapids experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy, with Chicharito and Co. ruining their playoffs hopes, and, as a result, the hosts have little to play for against Dallas. Defender Lalas Aboubakar serves a one-game ban, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered.
The Toros, on the other hand, aim to cement third place in the standings, and given their fine form in September, we predict that the visitors are going to emerge triumphant in the penultimate game of the regular season. Paul Arriola is banned for the match, but he should be the only absentee in the away side. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer Dallas defeated Colorado 3-1.
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.
Highlighted Team (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.