Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dignity Health Sports Park will host Sunday’s football game between Los Angeles Galaxy and Nashville. LA Galaxy have big ambitions for the 2022 MLS campaign, and they must be high on spirits following their good run of results. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Javier Hernandez Chicharito, who has been scoring goals for fun of late, while both Jorge Villafana and Adam Saldana are out of contention with injuries.
Nashville, on the other hand, aim to climb to the playoffs berth. LA Galaxy defenders should have Hany Mukhtar at bay as he scored a brace in a 2-2 draw with San Jose, while both Robert Castellanos and Teal Bunbury are out of contention through injuries. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Greg Vanney’s men made a promising start to the season.
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 (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.