Our prediction for this MLS match:
Los Angeles Galaxy and Colorado Rapids go head to head at Dignity Health Sports Park in what is expected to be an exciting MLS clash. LA Galaxy aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Minnesota United, where Kevin Cabral scored the only goal of the match. Greg Vanney’s troops recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the midweek game.
Even though Mexico international Javier Hernandez Chicharito remains in the recovery room, home win should be considered. The Rapids did well to beat Houston Dynamo 3-1 on the road in their last league match, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Dignity Health Sports Park showdown. Denmark midfielder Younes Namli remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan dos Santos):
While playing at a youth tournament in France, Jonathan Dos Santos was spotted by FC Barcelona scouts, who were delighted with what they saw. The Barca chiefs decided to bring Jonathan and his brother Giovani to La Masia, with both passing the trial.
The Mexican midfielder, who was born in Monterrey on April 26, 1990, scored 6 goals in 81 appearances for Barcelona B from 2009 to 2012, but he played no more than 14 games for the senior team in the Spanish top flight. On July 9, 2014 Jonathan dos Santos moved to Villareal and he scored his first La Liga goal in December against Deportivo La Coruna.
The Mexico international played an important role at Villarreal until 2017 when he decided to sign a contract with MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy. The biggest success of his career, though, is winning the UEFA Champions League title in the 2010/2011 season with Barca. Unlike his brother, Jonathan’s preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids is a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game.
The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colors are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.