Our prediction for this MLS match:
Colorado Rapids do not want to give up on their play-offs dream. Colorado did well to beat Sporting Kansas City on the road in their last league match, but due to being six points behind top seven in the Western Conference, they face yet another must-win situation against Dallas. The Rapids have been scoring goals for fun of late and seeing that the Toros do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we are tempted to put our money on the home team.
Dallas, on the other hand, sit in the play-offs berth ahead of the trip to Denver, Colorado, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that Luchi Gonzalez’s troops are going to return home empty-handed. Colorado attacker Kaiansu Kamara scored his 12th goal of the season in a 3-2 win over Sporting KC, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Tommy Smith):
Tommy Smith is a left-footed defender who plays at centre back. Smith is capable of playing as left back as well and he represents New Zealand on the international stage. He was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, but seeing that he was resided in New Zealand he was eligible to play for both England and All Whites.
The New Zealand international played for the likes of Crewe Alexandra, North Shore United and Ipswich Town during his youth career and he made his debut for the first team in Ipswich’s 2-1 defeat to Preston North End in the opening match of the 2008/2009 campaign.
Tommy Smith impressed in the 2013/2014 Championship campaign with the Tractor Boys as he scored 6 goals in 45 league appearances for the club. Speaking of his international career, Smith made his full New Zealand debut on 3 March, 2010 in a 2-0 loss to Mexico. He scored his first goal for the All Whites in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Fiji. Smith was born on 31 March 1990.
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.