Our football match prediction:
Wednesday’s football game at Stubhub Center pits together Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake. Los Angeles Galaxy aim to put an end to their five-game winless run at home, but they the hosts will have to be at their sharpest if they are to pick up all three points from the match. The Galaxy were beaten by the likes of Sporting Kansas City and San Jose in previous two league fixtures and that is the reason why we predict that they are going to leave their hearts on the field this time out. The Royals suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of San Jose Earthquakes and Orlando City in last two league games and, taking everything into account, we predict that both teams are likely to go for a win in Wednesday’s clash at Stubhub Center. Over 2.5 goals were scored in each of their last four meetings in MLS, meaning that a high-scoring affair appears on the cards.
Highligted 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 (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.