Our prediction for this MLS match:
Colorado Rapids will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders when they welcome Nashville to their Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday. Colorado have been impressive on home soil in 2022, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Nashville. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Chile international Diego Rubio, who has already netted six goals this season, while both Auston Trusty and Lucas Esteves are back from suspension.
The visitors, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Houston Dynamo, beating Montreal, while sharing the spoils with Atlanta United. Anyhow, home win should be considered as the Rapids have turned their Dick’s Sporting Goods Park into a real fortress. As for the away team, all Randall Leal, Irakoze Donasiyano, Robert Castellanos, and Teal Bunbury should miss out with injuries.
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 (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.