Our football match prediction:
DC United will be aiming to build on a hard-fought win over Colorado Rapids when they square off against Atlanta United at their Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on Thursday. The capital club managed to put an end to their eight-game winless run in MLS and, no doubt, that gave them a confidence boost ahead of upcoming challenges. DC United are eager to move away from the bottom and we predict that they are going to fight tooth and nail in Thursday’s football match against Atlanta United. The Five Stripes were not into action at the weekend, but they are on a six-game unbeaten run in the league ahead of the trip to Washington. Argentine coach Tata Martino is doing a great job with the newcomers and we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from the game. Taking everything into account, the two teams are likely to play out a draw on Thursday morning.
Highlighted Player (Maxim Tissot):
Maxim Tissot is a product of the Montreal Impact youth school. Tissot, though, signed his first professional contract with Trois-Rivieres Attak of Canada and he made 14 appearances for the club. On February 26, 2013 the Canadian footballer returned to Montreal Impact and he made his debut for the Saputo Stadium outfit on April 14, 2013 in a 1-1 draw with Columbus Crew. The left back substituted Italian ace Marco Di Vaio in the dying minutes of the match. Maxim Tissot played for the likes of Montreal and Otawa Fury in the past as well and on February 24, 2017 he signed a contract with D.C. United. Speaking of his international career, Tissot received his first ever call up for the Canada national team on November 6, 2014 for a friendly game against Panama. However, he made his Canada debut in January, 2016 against Iceland. It has to be noted that the D.C. United defender was born in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada on April 13, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Atlanta United):
Atlanta United are a Major League Soccer club and they were founded on April 16, 2014. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia and they will make their debut in MLS in 2017. Arthur Blank is the club’s owner and Bobby Dodd Stadium is Atlanta United’s home ground. Arthur Blank is an American businessman, who is well known for his ownership of the NFL club Atlanta Falcons. The venue was opened on September 27, 1913 and its’ current capacity is 60.316. However, it has to be noted that the team will play first eight home games of the 2017 season at Bobby Dodd Stadium, while the latter nine fixtures will be hosted by Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Speaking of the club’s colours, Atlanta United footballers wear black and red shirts and black shorts with a little bit of gold mixed in. Gerardo Martino, who used to be in charge of La Liga side Barcelona in the past, will coach Atlanta United in the 2017 MLS season. Tata Martino won the Spanish Super Cup with Barca, while making it to the Copa America final with Argentina on two occasions (2015, 2016).