Our prediction for this MLS match:
DC United and New York City face each other at Audi Field in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. The capital club were anything but impressive in pre-season, with the team losing to both Philadelphia Union and New York City, while sharing the spoils with New York Red Bulls. Paul Arriola returns from a loan spell with Swansea City, and we are positive that he will pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
New York City, on the other hand, were producing splendid displays in warm-up games, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive triumph. Ronny Deila’s troops are seen as favourites to win their opener, and we predict that they are going to prove their worth on the field. Experienced Brazil attacker Heber will be the man to keep an eye on in the away team.
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.