Our prediction for this MLS match:
Los Angeles FC will be aiming to make amends for a heavy 3-0 loss to Seattle Sounders when they host Vancouver Whitecaps at their Banc of California Stadium in a midweek clash. Los Angeles are eager to climb to the playoffs berth in the Western Conference, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Vancouver on Thursday morning. Even though key attacker Carlos Vela remains on the sidelines with injury, home win should be considered as Vancouver Whitecaps are not regarded as good travellers.
The Canadian outfit suffered three defeats in the previous four away games in the Major League Soccer, and they are unlikely to spoil Los Angeles’ party at Banc of California Stadium. Crepeau is sidelined with injury for the visitors, while Tunisia international Khemiri is a major doubt. In their last meeting in MLS Bob Bradley’s troops crushed the Whitecaps 6-1.
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 (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.