Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Dignity Health Sports Park when Los Angeles Galaxy and Dallas face each other on Thursday morning. LA Galaxy aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City, with the team eyeing their 5th home win of the process. However, home victory should not be considered this time out as both Javier Hernandez Chicharito and Sega Coulibaly suffered injuries in the defeat to the Wizards.
The Toros, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-2 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps. Dallas are not regarded as good travellers, but we predict that they will take advantage of the home team’s absentees. It has to be noted that Los Angeles Galaxy defender Derrick Williams misses the midweek game through suspension. As for the visiting team, the likes of Hedges, Redzic, Roberts, and Zobeck should miss the match with injuries.
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 (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 colors 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.