Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dallas will be aiming to get their revenge on Seattle Sounders for a 2-0 loss at Lumen Field when they take on Toyota Stadium on Sunday morning. The Toros have drawn each of their last five home games, but they face a must-win situation this time out. Alan Velasco limped off with injury in the first leg, with Liam Fraser likely to step up, while all Facundo Quignon, Geovane Jesus, and Tarik Scott remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Sounders, on the other hand, proved their worth in the first leg and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Major League Soccer. As the visitors are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s encounter, we believe that punters from all around the world can find value in betting on under 2.5 goals. Brian Schmetzer has a luxury to field the best possible side against Dallas.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Lodeiro):
Nicolas Lodeiro is an experienced midfielder, who played for Barrio Obrero and Nacional during his youth career. In 2007 he tasted senior-team football for the first time ever and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in 43 appearances in the league for Nacional.
In January 2010 the Uruguayan footballer joined Ajax, but he played no more than 21 games in the Eredivisie during his spell with the Amsterdammers. In 2012 he returns to South America, signing a four-year deal with Botafogo. During his spell with O Glorioso, Nicolas Lodeiro represented Uruguay at 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The left-footed footballer was part of Corinthians and Boca Juniors before joining Seattle Sounders in 2016. Speaking of his international career, Lodeiro made his Uruguay debut against Costa Rica in the 2010 World Cup play-offs. The MLS star, who wears the No. 10 shirt, was born in Paysandu, Uruguay on March 21, 1989. In 2016 he won MLS Cup with Seattle Sounders.
Highlighted Team (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.