Our prediction for this MLS match:
DC United failed to impress in the 2017 campaign and they continue to struggle in the Major League Soccer. The capital club have yet to record a win in the new season and, as a result, they sit in the last position in the Eastern Conference ahead of Sunday’s football match against Columbus Crew. DC United are desperate to give fans some cheer, but they face a difficult task in the game against Columbus. The Crew aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to the likes of Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Ben Olsen’s charges. Gyasi Zardes has been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season and we predict that the 26-year-old attacker is going to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Seeing that the capital club made a slow start to the season, away win should be considered.
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 (Columbus Crew):
Columbus Crew are an American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. The Black & Gold participate in the Eastern Conference and in 2008 they won both the conference and the MLS CUP final. Columbus Crew defeated New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, with the likes of Moreno, Marshall and Hejduk scoring for the Black & Gold in the title game.
The club welcome their rivals at Mapfre Stadium, the venue which was opened on May, 15 1999. The current capacity of the stadium is 19.968 and it has to be noted that Mapfre Stadium is the first soccer-specific venue ever built for a MLS club.
A number of high-profile players were part of Columbus Crew in the past, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto is the most famous footballer that wore the black and yellow shirt. Schelotto played for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010 and during his spell with the Mapfre Stadium outfit the Black & Gold won the aforementioned MLS Cup.