Our prediction for this MLS match:
Monday’s football game at Nissan Stadium pits together Nashville and D.C. United, the two teams who meet for the second time in the Major League Soccer. In their first ever meeting in the MLS Nashville defeated D.C. United thanks to Daniel Rios’ goal, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. The hosts aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Inter Miami, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced attacker C.J. Sapong, who scored his sixth goal of the season at the weekend.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Columbus Crew and Montreal. D.C. United have been impressive in front of goal of late, and given Nashville’s attacking potential when playing at home, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Nashville defenders should have in-form Norway international Ola Kamara at bay.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team.
Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved.
After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
Highlighted Team (DC United):
D.C. United have been participating in the Eastern Conference of the MLS since 1996. The capital club play their home games at RFK Stadium Washington and they are nicknamed the Black and Red. D.C. United won their fourth MLS Cup in 2004 and in 1998 the club clinched the Copa Interamericana trophy by beating Vasco da Gama of Brazil in the title game.
The Black and Red won the Eastern Conference on five occasions (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004) and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the most successful clubs in the history of MLS.
Andy Najar, Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, John Harkes, Ryan Nelsen, Christian Gomez, Nick Rimando, Richie Williams, Clyde Simms, Tony Sanneh, Marco Etcheverry and Santino Quaranta are some of the club’s most famous players. Speaking of D.C. United fans, the club has four big supporters groups: La Norte, La Barra Brava, the Screaming Eagles and La Norte and the club’s mascot is Talon, the bald eagle.