Our prediction for this MLS match:
DC United play host to Nashville at their Audi Field in what is going to be their only fourth meeting in the Major League Soccer. DC United are eyeing their first ever triumph over Nashville, and the bookies see them as favourites to pick up all three points from Saturday’s clash. All Gaoussou Samake, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Moses Nyeman, and Adrien Perez are sidelined with injuries, but keep in mind that the capital club produce much better showings at home than on the travels.
Gary Smith’s troops, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the cards at Audi Field as DC United are tough to beat at home. As for the visiting side, all Handwalla Bwana, Irakoze Donasiyano, Robert Castellanos, and Teal Bunbury are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Felipe Martins):
Felipe Campanholi Martins is a Brazilian footballer who was born on September 30, 1990 in Engenheiro Beltrao. After playing for the likes of PSTC-Londrina, Atletico Catarinense and Campo Grande during his youth career, he started his senior career at Padova.
The Brazilian midfielder appeared in no more than four league matches for the Italian club and in 2009 he moved to Switzerland, signing a deal with FC Winterthur. At the end of the season he joined fellow Swiss Super League club Lugano and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. In the winter of 2011 Felipe moved to MLS, signing a deal with expansion team Montreal Impact.
He scored his first MLS goal in a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on May 5, 2012 and he has been playing an important role in the team ever since. Felipe has yet to represent Brazil at senior level, but he could play for Canada national team in the future as he applied for permanent residency.
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.