Our prediction for this MLS match:
Despite the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in the winter, Los Angeles Galaxy have been struggling to find their form at the start of the season. Los Angeles have been struggling at the back and, no doubt, they will have to improve defensively if they are to play an important role in MLS this season. Galaxy suffered back-to-back losses to the likes of Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls in previous two home games in the league and they are certainly eager to grab something from Saturday’s football match against San Jose Earthquakes. Mikael Stahre’s troops head into the game following a 3-1 loss to DC United and, taking everything into account, both teams should be happy with one point from the Stubhub Center clash. A man to watch in the home team will be aforementioned superstar Ibrahimovic, whilst LA Galaxy defenders should have Danny Hoesen, who has netted six goals so far this term, at bay.
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 (San Jose Earthquakes):
San Jose Earthquakes are members of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Quakes have been participating in the league since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2001. Back then San Jose outplayed star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game, but it has to be noted that they scored the winner in the extra time.
Two years later the Quakes managed to repeat the success, with the team beating Chicago Fire in the 2003 MLS Cup final. Avaya Stadium is the home ground of San Jose Earthquakes and the capacity of the venue is 18.000. The construction of the stadium cost no less than $100 million and the venue was opened in March, 2015. The club’s home colors are blue and black, whilst the Quakes wear white and red shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Chris Wondolowski is the club’s biggest star and he has been playing for San Jose Earthquakes since 2009. The USA ace has 121 league goals on his account ahead of the start of the 2017 season.