Our prediction for this MLS match:
Columbus Crew will be looking to cement top position in the Eastern Conference when they host Cincinnati at their MAPFRE Stadium. Columbus did well to beat Philadelphia Union on Thursday morning, with the team putting an end to their goalless run in MLS. The Black & Gold regained a much-needed confidence, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Cincinnati.
Dutch defender Vito Wormgoor remains on the sidelines (broken ankle) for the hosts. The visitors, on the other hand, managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last two league fixtures, but preventing Columbus Crew from scoring at MAPFRE Stadium is easier said than done. Cincinnati are not regarded as good travellers; therefore, we do not believe that they are capable of grabbing something from Monday’s football game. The Orange and Blue have already suffered three defeats on the road this term.
Highlighted Player (Wil Trapp):
Wil Trapp is an American footballer who plays for Columbus Crew in MLS as a midfielder. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Trapp played for Akron Zips during his college career and in 2013 he returned to his hometown club Columbus Crew. Over the years the 173-cm tall footballer has established himself as a first-team regular and thanks to his thrilling performances in the Major League Soccer, he earned a place in the USA national team.
Wil Trapp made his USA debut on January 28, 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Chile. The Columbus man did well to wear captain’s armband in a friendly game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in January, 2018. Speaking of his club success, Trapp made it to the Eastern Conference play-offs with Columbus in 2015. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a centre midfielder as well.
The American footballer graduated from Lincoln High School where he was named the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year.
Highlighted Team (FC Cincinnati):
FC Cincinnati will make their MLS debut in the 2019 season. Based in Ohio, the Orange and Blue are a team who is expected to play their home games at West End Stadium. However, seeing that the West End Stadium is still under construction, FC Cincinnati will welcome their rivals at Nippert Stadium at the start of the season.
The team’s home colors are orange and blue, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Justin Hoyte, who used to play for the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the Premier League is considered one of the team’s most famous footballers.
The Orange and Blue will make their MLS debut against Seattle Sounders, whilst they will play their first ever home game in the league against Portland Timbers. It has to be noted that FC Cincinnati has five supporters groups: Die Innestadt, The Legion, The Pride, Queen City and The Briogaid.