Our prediction for this MLS match:
Los Angeles FC will look to extend their winning run to three games when they face Real Salt Lake at Banc of California Stadium. The Black and Gold have found their best form of late, with the team being impressive at the back. Los Angeles aim to melt Seattle’s advantage in the standings, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Royals. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be experienced Mexico attacker Carlos Vela, who should be deployed up front alongside Diego Rossi.
Midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye is on international duty with Canada, whereas Kwadwo Opoku is out of contention through injury. Even though Real Salt Lake rolled over Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0 in their last league match, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts. Noah Powder represents Trinidad and Tobago at the 2021 Gold Cup, while teenage defender Zackery Farnsworth remains on the sidelines with injury.
Highlighted Player (Andy Najar):
Andy Najar is a Honduras footballer who plays for both Anderlecht and the Honduras national team. Najar is a product of D.C. United’s youth academy and it has to be noted that he was named in the USSF Development Academy starting XI in 2009. The Honduras player made his senior debut for D.C. United on March 27, 2010 in a game against Kansas City Wizards.
Andy Najar scored his first professional goal one month later in a match against Dallas. Najar impressed in the 2010 MLS season and, as a result, he received the Rookie of the Year award. Speaking of his international career, Andy Najar made his Honduras debut on September 3, 2011, coming as a substitute in a friendly game against Colombia.
The right-footed winger (full-back) represented Honduras at the 2012 Olympics and he scored his first goal for los Catrachos against Costa Rica in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup knockout stages. Andy Najar was born on March 16, 1993 in Choluteca.
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.