Our prediction for this MLS match:
Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles FC square off against each other at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in a highly-anticipated MLS game. Colorado aim to make amends for a 1-0 loss to San Jose Earthquakes, with the team eyeing their fourth win of the process. The good news for the hosts is that Chile forward Diego Rubio is back from suspension, but all Jack Price, Danny Wilson, Oliver Larraz, Aboubacar Keita, and Braian Galvan are sidelined with injuries.
Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, aim to retain top position in the standings. The league leaders made a promising start to the season, but beating Colorado on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Rodriguez, Tajouri-Shradi, Gaines, Duenas, and Segura are out of contention with injuries for the away side.
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 (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.