Our prediction for this MLS match:
There will be fireworks when Los Angeles and Seattle Sounders take on each other in the MLS derby. Los Angeles aim to build on a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake, but Monday’s game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Key attacker Carlos Vela remains in the recovery room for the hosts, as well as Blackmon and Traore. Seattle, on the other hand, have found their best form of late, with the team emerging triumphant in each of their previous three league fixtures.
The visitors look sharp in front of goal, and we are positive that they will go for a win in the Banc of California Stadium. Given the attacking potential of the two sides, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. The likes of Jones and Leyva are likely to miss the match with injury for the visitors.
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 (Seattle Sounders):
Seattle Sounders are an American soccer club that compete in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Sounders are owned by the likes of Joe Roth, Paul Allen, Drew Carey and Adrian Hanauer and they play their home games at CenturyLink Field.
The club won the 2016 MLS Cup, with the team beating Toronto FC on penalties in the trophy game at BMO Field. Swiss goalkeeper Stefan Frei won the MVP honor after pulling off several brilliant saves in the 2016 MLS Cup final.
Winning of the MLS Cup is undisputedly the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that the Sounders clinched the Supporters’ Shield trophy in 2014. Seattle hold rivalry with Portland Timbers, but Vancouver Whitecaps are regarded as the club’s bitter rivals as well.
Experienced attacker Clint Dempsey is undisputedly the club’s most significant star and he has been playing for the CenturyLink Field outfit since 2014. He scored eight goals in the league in the 2016 season and, no doubt, he helped the Sounders win their first ever MLS Cup.