Our football match prediction:
Thanks to Maynor Figueroa’s late goal Dallas recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City. The Toros extended their unbeaten run in MLS to six games and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they welcome Portland Timbers at Toyota Stadium. Dallas have been impressive on home soil so far this season, but they will have to prove their worth on the field in Sunday’s football game. Portland did well to beat Vancouver Whitecaps at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Dallas. In each of last three meetings between the two teams the Toros emerged triumphant and, taking everything into account, we predict that the Timbers are not going to put an end to the negative trend. Argentine striker Urruti has been in a fine form at the start of the season and he is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Jesse Gonzalez):
Jesse Gonzalez is a Mexican footballer who was born on May 25, 1995 in Edenton, North Carolina, United States of America. Gonzalez played for FC Dallas during his youth career and the goalkeeper made 17 league appearances for the senior team as well. In 2015 he was loaned to Pittsburg Riverhounds and it has to be noted that he played only one game for the club. After ending his loan spell with Pittsburg he returned to FC Dallas, but he was in Chris Seitz’s shadow during the 2016 season. Jesse Gonzalez has seven caps for Mexico U20 team and he made one appearance for Mexico U23 team as well. Jess Gonzalez, who grew up in Texas, wears number 1 on his shirt. Coach Jose Antonio Radilla helped Gonzalez make great progress during his youth career. The Mexican shoot-stopper has a deal with Dallas FC which expires on December 31, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Portland Timbers):
Founded in 2009, Portland Timbers are a soccer club based in Portland, Oregon. The Timbers are well known for their green kit and their secondary colours are red and black. Portland welcome their opponents at Providence Park and the capacity of their home ground is 21.144. The club hold a long-running rivalry with Seattle Sounders as the two clubs used to face each other in the North American Soccer League. In 2015 Portland Timbers did remarkably well to win the MLS Cup and that is considered the club’s biggest success. The Timbers defeated Columbus Crew in the final of the tournament and it has to be noted that the title game was hosted by Mapfre Stadium (Columbus). Former Premier League footballer Liam Ridgewell played for Portland in the 2015 MLS Cup final against Columbus Crew. Speaking of the club’s supporters, you should have in mind that the Timbers sold out almost every home game in the MLS. Portland’s main supporters group is the Timbers Army.