Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following a 1-0 loss to CF Montreal, Inter Miami will look to get back on course when they take on New York Red Bulls on Thursday morning. The Herons sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with 15 points on their account, but a win over the Metros could see them climb to 11th place in the standings. Summer signing Josef Martinez is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while all Rodolfo Pizarro, Jean Mota, Gregore, and Robbie Robinson remain in the recovery room.
New York Red Bulls, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 1-0 loss to Seattle. The Metros, though, have yet to record a win on the road this term and we do not believe that they are capable of collecting more than one point from the midweek game. As for the visiting team, all Omir Fernandez, Kyle Duncan, Steven Sserwadda, and Serge Ngoma remain in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Gibbs):
Kieran Gibbs is a professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the English National team and Championship club West Bromwich Albion. Born in London on the 26th of September, 1989, Gibbs's football journey began at the Wimbledon Academy in 2001. Three years later, he joined Premier League giants Arsenal and regularly featured for their reserve team.
His performances earned him his first professional contract, which he signed in September 2007. Gibbs then made his professional debut for the Gunners a month later, in a 3-0 away win over Sheffield in the League Cup. Barring his six-month loan stint at Norwich in 2008, the Left-back spent most of his decade long career at Arsenal playing for the club, making over 200 appearances in all competitions.
At the start of the 17/18 season, Gibbs left Arsenal to join West Brom on a four-year deal worth 6.5 million pounds and has since made 79 appearances for the club. His career honors include winning the 13/14 and 14/15 editions of the FA cup and 2014 and 2015 Community Shield. The 30-year-old additionally has capped ten times for England, making his debut in a friendly against Hungary on the 11th of August, 2010.
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.