Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Century Link Field when Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers face each other in the Major League Soccer on Friday morning. Seattle Sounders head into the match following a goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes where they had no more than 4 goals attempts. The hosts aim to get back on course as soon as possible, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Portland Timbers.
It has to be noted that the likes of Jones, Leyva, and Muse are all likely to miss the game with injury. Ruidiaz, Svensson, and Arreaga return from international duty. Portland failed to win the previous two league fixtures, and given Seattle’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The likes of Asprilla, Blanco, Bodily, and Cascante should be out of contention for the visiting team.
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 (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place).
Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.