Our prediction for this MLS match:
After sharing the spoils with Houston Dynamo in their opener, Los Angeles Galaxy will be looking to record their first win of the season when they host Vancouver Whitecaps at their Dignity Health Sports Park. LA Galaxy are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but they will have to prove their worth on the field in Sunday’s football game. Despite failing to find the net in the 1-1 draw with Houston, a man to watch in the home team will be former Manchester United attacker Javier Hernandez Chicharito.
Vancouver Whitecaps, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 defeat to Sporting Kansas City, and it is no wonder bookies see them as underdogs in the Dignity Health Sports Park showdown. When the two teams met in a pre-season friendly in February LA Galaxy crushed Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1.
Highlighted Player (Javier Hernandez):
Javier Hernandez or Chicharito is a 27-year-old striker who plays for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara. His first break came in 2010, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, when he became the first Mexican player to join the English Premier League side Manchester United.
He was very effective at United endearing himself to the fans with some crucial goals. Chicharito played for Real Madrid in 2014-15 season on loan and had limited success with them. But he revived his career with a move to Leverkusen in 2015 with whom he has regained his prolific scoring record. Hernandez carries his prolific form to national colors too.
Having made his senior national debut in 2009, Chicharito has 43 goals from 80 games for the national team. He is the second highest goal scorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.
Highlighted Team (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.