Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on DRV PNK Stadium when Inter Miami and Philadelphia Union face each other in a highly-anticipated MLS game. The Herons kicked off the new MLS campaign with a 2-0 win over CF Montreal, but they face an uphill task in Sunday’s encounter. Haiti forward Shanyder Borgelin is pushing for a start after finding the net in the season opener, while all Nicolas Stefanelli, Noah Allen, Edison Azcona, and Ian Fray are sidelined with injuries.
The U’s, on the other hand, could not have wished for a better start to the season, with the team rolling over Columbus Crew 4-1 at home ground, and seeing that partnership of Gazdag and Carranza seemed to be in perfect working order at the weekend, away triumph should be considered. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Miami.
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 (Philadelphia Union):
Based in Chester, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Union is an American soccer club that compete in Major League Soccer. The U have been participating in MLS since 2010, but they have yet to win the domestic trophy. Philadelphia welcome their opponents at Talen Energy Stadium, the venue that was opened on June 27, 2010 and current capacity of the stadium is 18.500.
The U made it to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final on two occasions (2014, 2015), but they were beaten by Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City respectively in the title games. The likes of D.C. United and New York Red Bulls are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they share a rivalry with Seattle Sounders as well.
Philadelphia’s colors are navy blue and gold, but they wear white shirts and white socks when playing on the road. USA international Freddy Adu is one of the most notable footballers who player for the U in the past. The former Benfica man scored seven goals in 37 appearances for Philadelphia Union in MLS.