Our prediction for this MLS match:
Cincinnati take on DC United at their Nippert Stadium in their first league match after the corona break in what is expected to be a very close encounter. Cincinnati were playing above expectations at the MLS is back tournament, with the team beating the likes of Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls in the process, but they were eventually beaten by Portland Timbers on penalties in the last 16.
Anyhow, Jaap Stam’s men regained a much-needed confidence ahead of upcoming MLS challenges. DC United, on the other hand, sit in the 10th position in the Eastern Conference ahead of the restart, and, no doubt, they should be happy with one point from Saturday’s football match. However, we are tempted to put our money on Cincinnati this time out, as they have been showing signs of improvement of late.
Highlighted Player (Mathieu Deplagne):
Mathieu Deplagne is a French right-back who plays for Troyes in Ligue 1. Deplagne began his youth career at FC Sussargues (1996-2000) and in 2000 he moved to Montpellier. The defender made his first-team debut with La Paillade in the 2011/2012 season and he played for the club until the summer of 2017.
Mathieu Deplagne signed a three-year deal with Troyes in June, 2017 and the main reason why he left Montpellier is that he is hungry for a first-team football. The French footballer made only 19 appearances for Montpellier in the 2016/2017 season and he should establish himself as a first-team regular at Troyes.
The 183-cm-tall footballer, who was born on October 1, 1991, has yet to earn a call-up for France national football team. It has to be noted that he made his 100th appearance in Ligue 1 against Dijon on January 14, 2017. Mathieu Deplagne’s preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (DC United):
D.C. United have been participating in the Eastern Conference of the MLS since 1996. The capital club play their home games at RFK Stadium Washington and they are nicknamed the Black and Red. D.C. United won their fourth MLS Cup in 2004 and in 1998 the club clinched the Copa Interamericana trophy by beating Vasco da Gama of Brazil in the title game.
The Black and Red won the Eastern Conference on five occasions (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004) and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the most successful clubs in the history of MLS.
Andy Najar, Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, John Harkes, Ryan Nelsen, Christian Gomez, Nick Rimando, Richie Williams, Clyde Simms, Tony Sanneh, Marco Etcheverry and Santino Quaranta are some of the club’s most famous players. Speaking of D.C. United fans, the club has four big supporters groups: La Norte, La Barra Brava, the Screaming Eagles and La Norte and the club’s mascot is Talon, the bald eagle.