Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following back-to-back defeats to Montreal and Columbus Crew, Nashville will look to return to winning ways in the Major League Soccer when they face DC United on Sunday. Nashville are eyeing their sixth consecutive win at home ground and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach against DC United. Both Teal Bunbury and Nick DePuy are out of contention through injuries, while Jacob Shaffelburg is on international duty with Canada.
The capital club, meanwhile, proved their worth in a 3-0 home win over Cincinnati, but given their anything but good away record, we predict that Nashville are going to pick up all three points from the match. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be former Premier League ace Christian Benteke, while all Luis Zamudio, Nigel Robertha, Martin Rodriguez, Mohanad Jeahze, and Theodore Ku-DiPietro miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
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.