Our prediction for this MLS match:
After sharing the spoils with Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field, Los Angeles FC will look to start a new winning run in MLS when they face Dallas on Sunday. Steve Cherundolo continues to rely on Mexico star Carlos Vela, who opened his goal-scoring account in a 3-2 win over Portland Timbers, and, no doubt, the former Arsenal man will pose a big threat for the opposition back-line. Kellyn Acosta is a major doubt, while both Antonio Leone and Maxime Crepeau are sidelined with injuries.
The Toros, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City. Dallas, though, are not considered good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on Carlos Vela and Co. As for the away team, Paxton Pomykal suffered an injury in the last league match, with Tsiki Ntsabeleng likely to step up.
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.
Highlighted Team (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.