Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at TFC Bank Stadium pits together the two newcomers Minnesota United and Atlanta United. Adrian Heath’s troops were crushed by Portland Timbers on their MLS debut and they are desperate to bounce back from the heavy defeat. Home fans could play an important role in Minnesota’s first ever home game in the Major League Soccer and we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Sunday’s game Atlanta United suffered a 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls in the opening match of the season, but you should bear in mind that Anton Walkes scored an own goal which helped the visitors pick up all three points from the game. The lack of experience at this level could prove to be a big problem for Atlanta this season and, taking everything into account, they are likely to return home empty-handed from the TFC Bank Stadium clash.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Carmona):
Carlos Carmona is a professional footballer who plays for Atalanta as a midfielder. Carmona played for Coquimbo Unido from 2004 to 2007 and then he moved to O’Higgins. However, it has to be noted that he made no more than 17 appearances for the club during his one-season spell. In the summer of 2008 the Chilean footballer moved to Reggina and he made his Serie A debut on 14 September against Torino. Carmona made 32 league appearances for the club in the 2008/2009 Serie A campaign and he remained at Stadio Oreste Granillo for one more season. In 2010 Carlos Carmona signed a deal with Atalanta and he has been playing for Orobici ever since. The Atalanta midfielder has 20 caps for Chile U20 and he made his debut for the senior team against Spain on 19 November, 2008. Carlos Carmona was named in Chile 2015 Copa America squad, but he was eventually forced to withdraw with injury.
Highlighted Team (Atlanta United):
Atlanta United are a Major League Soccer club and they were founded on April 16, 2014. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia and they will make their debut in MLS in 2017. Arthur Blank is the club’s owner and Bobby Dodd Stadium is Atlanta United’s home ground. Arthur Blank is an American businessman, who is well known for his ownership of the NFL club Atlanta Falcons. The venue was opened on September 27, 1913 and its’ current capacity is 60.316. However, it has to be noted that the team will play first eight home games of the 2017 season at Bobby Dodd Stadium, while the latter nine fixtures will be hosted by Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Speaking of the club’s colours, Atlanta United footballers wear black and red shirts and black shorts with a little bit of gold mixed in. Gerardo Martino, who used to be in charge of La Liga side Barcelona in the past, will coach Atlanta United in the 2017 MLS season. Tata Martino won the Spanish Super Cup with Barca, while making it to the Copa America final with Argentina on two occasions (2015, 2016).