Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dallas will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Houston in the Texas derby when they face Colorado Rapids on Thursday morning. The Toros have been having their ups and downs ever since they restarted the season, with the team continuing with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels. Dallas are eyeing their third consecutive win at home, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. The good news for the hosts is that boss Luchi Gonzalez has a full squad to choose from.
Colorado Rapids, on the other hand, impressed in a 5-0 win at Real Salt Lake, with the team producing their best performance of the season. Diego Rubio scored a brace in the crushing of the Royals, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Anyhow, both teams to score betting option should be considered as both teams are high on spirits ahead of the midweek clash.
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 (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids is a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game.
The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colors are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.