Our prediction for this MLS match:
Inter Miami and Columbus Crew square off against each other at DRV PNK Stadium in a highly-anticipated MLS game. Inter aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Cincinnati, which helped them revive their playoffs hopes. Despite failing to find the net in the last league match, experienced attacker Gonzalo Higuain should keep his place up front, but all Alvarado, Fray, Gibbs, and Jones are likely to miss the game with injuries. Mexico midfielder Rodolfo Pizarro is on international duty with El Tri.
Columbus, on the other hand, will be without Artur, Hairston, Kitchen, Morris, Valenzuela, and Zardes in Sunday’s game. Considering that Inter Miami have been making progress week by week, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that this will be the first meeting between the two teams in the MLS.
Highlighted Player (Wil Trapp):
Wil Trapp is an American footballer who plays for Columbus Crew in MLS as a midfielder. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Trapp played for Akron Zips during his college career and in 2013 he returned to his hometown club Columbus Crew. Over the years the 173-cm tall footballer has established himself as a first-team regular and thanks to his thrilling performances in the Major League Soccer, he earned a place in the USA national team.
Wil Trapp made his USA debut on January 28, 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Chile. The Columbus man did well to wear captain’s armband in a friendly game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in January, 2018. Speaking of his club success, Trapp made it to the Eastern Conference play-offs with Columbus in 2015. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a centre midfielder as well.
The American footballer graduated from Lincoln High School where he was named the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year.
Highlighted Team (Columbus Crew):
Columbus Crew are an American soccer club based in Columbus, Ohio. The Black & Gold participate in the Eastern Conference and in 2008 they won both the conference and the MLS CUP final. Columbus Crew defeated New York Red Bulls in the MLS Cup final, with the likes of Moreno, Marshall and Hejduk scoring for the Black & Gold in the title game.
The club welcome their rivals at Mapfre Stadium, the venue which was opened on May, 15 1999. The current capacity of the stadium is 19.968 and it has to be noted that Mapfre Stadium is the first soccer-specific venue ever built for a MLS club.
A number of high-profile players were part of Columbus Crew in the past, but Guillermo Barros Schelotto is the most famous footballer that wore the black and yellow shirt. Schelotto played for Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010 and during his spell with the Mapfre Stadium outfit the Black & Gold won the aforementioned MLS Cup.