Our prediction for this MLS match:
Cincinnati are still eyeing their first ever win in the Major League Soccer. The newcomers suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders in their opener, but they did remarkably well to hold reigning champions Atlanta United to a draw at the weekend. Cincinnati play host to Portland Timbers this weekend and seeing that Giovanni Savarese’s troops experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles FC at the weekend, we believe that the time has come for the newcomers to register their first win of the season. A man to watch in the home team will be Roland Lamah, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with the Five Stripes. Cincinnati and Portland Timbers meet for the first time ever in the Major League Soccer and, taking everything into account, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Andres Flores):
Nicknamed Ruso, Andres Flores joined River Plate youth academy in 2006. Flores played for River Plate’s Reserves from 2006 to 2008 and he was producing terrific displays with los Millonarios. However, he began his professional career in his homeland club Isidro Metapan, scoring ten goals in 95 appearances for the Salvadorian outfit. In 2012 he signed a loan deal with Danish club Viborg, but he played only one game for the Greens. Andres Flores was then sent on a loan to New York Cosmos and after making eight appearances for the MCU Park outfit, he signed a permanent contract with the club in 2015. The El Salvador midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, made his debut for New York Cosmos on August 2, 2014 in a 1-0 loss to Carolina RailHawks. Speaking of his international career, Andres Flores received his first call-up for the El Salvador national football team in March, 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (FC Cincinnati):
FC Cincinnati will make their MLS debut in the 2019 season. Based in Ohio, the Orange and Blue are a team who is expected to play their home games at West End Stadium. However, seeing that the West End Stadium is still under construction, FC Cincinnati will welcome their rivals at Nippert Stadium at the start of the season. The team’s home colours are orange and blue, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Justin Hoyte, who used to play for the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the Premier League is considered one of the team’s most famous footballers. The Orange and Blue will make their MLS debut against Seattle Sounders, whilst they will play their first ever home game in the league against Portland Timbers. It has to be noted that FC Cincinnati has five supporters groups: Die Innestadt, The Legion, The Pride, Queen City and The Briogaid.