Our football match prediction:
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between DC United and Sporting Kansas City. Ben Olsen has been in charge of DC United since 2010 and the 39-year-old tactician is on a quest to bring glory days back to the capital of USA. The Black and Red were beaten by Montreal Impact in the MLS Cup play-offs last season and it remains to be seen if they are capable of recording a better result in the major league this term. Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals last season, is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Sporting Kansas City. The Wizards suffered a 1-0 loss to star-studded New York City in their last warm-up game and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from Sunday’s showdown at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The visitors are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach against DC United and, taking everything into account, we predict that fans will see a close encounter in Washington.
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 (Sporting Kansas City):
Sporting Kansas City have been competing in Major League Soccer since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2000. The club faced Chicago Fire at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington in the play-offs final and Miklos Jon Molnar scored the winner for Bob Gansler’s team. 13 years later Sporting Kansas City met with Solt Lake in the title game and they were fortunate to defeat the Royals on penalties. The Wizards welcome their rivals at Children’s Mercy Park, but they used to play some games at Blue Valley Sports Complex, Julian Field, Hermann Stadium and Durwood Soccer Stadium in the past as well. Sporting Kansas City were founded in 1995 and the club’s original name was Kansas City Wiz. The Wizards wear navy blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue. Former Wigan Athletic man Roger Espinosa is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players and he has been playing for the Children’s Mercy Park outfit since 2015.