Our prediction for this MLS match:
DRV PNK Stadium will be the battlefield of Saturday’s MLS game between Inter Miami and New York Red Bulls. Inter Miami made a slow start to the season, which made their fans very angry, but Gonzalo Higuain and Co. look unstoppable at the moment. Phil Neville’s men are on a three-game winning run in MLS, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet. Even though all Alvarado, Fray, Gibb, and Jones miss the game with injuries, we predict that the in-form hosts are going to grab something from the match.
The Metros, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew, while sharing the spoils with D.C. United. Considering that New York Red Bulls are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on Inter Miami. Dru Yearwood, who limped off with injury in the midweek defeat, is unlikely to feature in Saturday’s game.
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 (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.