Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dallas will be aiming to move a little closer to top position in the Western Conference with a win over Vancouver Whitecaps at their Toyota Stadium. The Toros are a real force to be reckoned with at home and they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home in the 2018 MLS campaign. Former Osasuna and Swansea City midfielder Roland Lamah has already netted five goals this season and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. It has to be noted, though, that the hosts will be without suspended Swiss defender Reto Ziegler, who was sent off in a 3-2 win over LA Galaxy. Vancouver Whitecaps, on the other hand, have been struggling on the road at the start of the season and seeing that they are on a three-game losing run on the travels, we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match.
Highlighted Player (Jesse Gonzalez):
Jesse Gonzales 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 (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.