Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seeing that they suffered a 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City on the last day of the regular season, Los Angeles FC will take part in the MLS preliminary play-offs. The newcomers have been producing splendid displays in the 2018 season, but they will have to be at their sharpest in Friday’s football game against Real Salt Lake if they are to move one step closer to winning the title. A man to watch in the home team will be Mexican attacker Carlos Vela, who found the net in the 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City at the weekend. The Royals, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Portland Timbers on Sunday, which is probably the main reason why we predict the hosts are going to make it to the next round.
Highlighted Player (Danilo Silva):
Danilo Aparecido da Silva is a Brazilian centre back and right defender who has been with Dynamo Kyiv since 2010. Having begun his career in the private football centre called Gol de Placa, Danilo Silva is no stranger to being forced to move all across the world in an unexpected manner to find his place under the sun.
At the beginning of 2010 he was an urgent signing required and requested by Valeriy Gazaev, who flew Danilo from half across the world to fill in the vacancy. Five years before that, Danilo Silva travelled in the same manner from his native Kampinas to New York and settling in Kyiv was not the problem for the disciplined defender.
Fourth most outstanding foreigner when it comes to a number of performances for the Ukrainian side, Danilo Silva enjoys great respect in Dynamo, which he worked hard to earn. He has long passed the 100-game mark for the Ukraine giants and is one of the key performers for Serhiy Rebrov’s side.
Highlighted Team (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties.
In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white.
The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.