Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Banc of California Stadium when Los Angeles FC and Sporting Kansas City go head to head in the Major League Soccer. Los Angeles played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with their local rivals L.A. Galaxy at the weekend, with Brian Rodriguez scoring a brace. Carlos Vela misses the Los Angeles derby through injury, and the Mexico ace is rated doubtful for the Sporting Kansas City clash.
The Wizards, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous six league fixtures. Since Los Angeles FC suffered a dip in form, we predict that the visitors are going to grab something from Saturday’s showdown. The good news for the visitors is that Remi Walter returns to contention after serving his one-game ban in a 1-1 draw with Colorado Rapids. You should bear in mind that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous five meetings between Los Angeles FC and Sporting Kansas City.
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 (Sporting Kansas City):
Sporting Kansas City have been competing in Major League Soccer since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2000. The club faced Chicago Fire at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington in the play-offs final and Miklos Jon Molnar scored the winner for Bob Gansler’s team. 13 years later Sporting Kansas City met with Solt Lake in the title game and they were fortunate to defeat the Royals on penalties.
The Wizards welcome their rivals at Children’s Mercy Park, but they used to play some games at Blue Valley Sports Complex, Julian Field, Hermann Stadium and Durwood Soccer Stadium in the past as well. Sporting Kansas City were founded in 1995 and the club’s original name was Kansas City Wiz.
The Wizards wear navy blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue. Former Wigan Athletic man Roger Espinosa is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players and he has been playing for the Children’s Mercy Park outfit since 2015.