Our football match prediction:
La Galaxy failed to win the MLS Cup trophy in previous two seasons and, no doubt, new coach Curt Onalfo is determined to bring glory days back to Stubhub Center. Mexico superstar Giovani dos Santos is still part of the team and the former Villarreal attacker will be the man to watch in the home team in Saturday’s football game against Dallas. LA Galaxy did well to beat the likes of Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids in previous two home games in the MLS and we predict that the hosts will kick off the new campaign in style. Dallas, on the other hand, have big ambitions for the 2017 season and seeing that coach Oscar Pareja has a number of high-profile players to choose from, the visitors are definitely capable of spoiling LA Galaxy’s party at Stubhub Center. Nonetheless, beating Curt Onalfo’s team on the road is easier said than done and we believe that home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Ashley Cole):
After ending his spell with Arsenal Ashley Cole joined fellow capital club Chelsea in 2006. Arsenal fans were angry with the England full back, who “betrayed” the Gunners and signed a contract with their fierce local rivals. Ashley Cole, though, was hungry for trophies and in 2011/2012 he won the Champions League title with the Blues. He won the 2009/2010 Premier League trophy with the Stamford Bridge outfit as well and he played for Chelsea in a 2-1 win over Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final. Ashley Cole was part of Roma from 2014 to 2016 and in the 2016 January transfer window he signed a deal with MLS club LA Galaxy. The left-footed defender made 29 appearances for Galaxy last season, scoring only one goal in the process. The experience footballer, who was born on December 20, 1980 in London, made his England debut against Albania in March, 2001. Speaking of his individual awards, Ashley Cole was named England Player of the Year in 2010.
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 colours 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.