Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Banc of California Stadium when Los Angeles FC and Austin go head to head on Thursday morning. Los Angeles FC aim to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Colorado Rapids, with the team eyeing their 5th home win of the season. As always, a man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Carlos Vela, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. All Rodriguez, Tajouri-Shradi, Gaines, Duenas, and Segura are injured for the home team.
Austin, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back losses to Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, and seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, home win should be considered. Daniel Pereira is banned for the match, while all Brad Stuver, Freddy Kleemann, and Jhohan Romana miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Vela):
Over the years Carlos Vela has established himself as one of best Mexican players. Vela was born in Cancun, Mexico, on March 1, 1989 and he played for Guadalajara before joining Arsenal youth school in 2005. The pacey left-footed winger played only 29 games for the Gunners in the Premier League before signing a deal with Real Sociedad.
Carlos Vela played for the likes of Celta Vigo, Salamanca, Osasuna and WBA on loan as well before joining the Basque outfit. Nowadays, the Mexican forward is a Los Angeles FC player and it has to be noted that he scored 14 goals in 29 appearances for the club in the 2018 MLS Season. He is naturally gifted player, quick, intelligent and with very good technique.
Carlos Vela did well to win two CONCACAF Gold Cups with Mexico national football team (2009, 2015) and he was named Real Sociedad player of the year in the 2011/2012 and the 2013/2014 seasons. His main position is right winger, but he is used as a second striker and a centre-forward as well.