Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Geodis Park when Nashville and Los Angeles FC go head to head in a highly-anticipated MLS game. Nashville quickly bounced back from a heavy 4-1 loss to Charlotte, with the team beating Seattle Sounders at home thanks to Hany Mukhtar’s goal. The 27-year-old Germany international is enjoying yet another successful season, meaning that the opposition back-line should have him at bay. All Anibal Godoy, Handwalla Bwana, and Robert Castellanos should miss out with injuries for the home team.
Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, did well to beat Los Angeles Galaxy in the local derby, but defeating Nashville on the road is easier said than done. Since Hany Mukhtar and Co. have turned their Geodis Park into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Goalkeeper Tomas Romero has been tested positive for COVID-19, while both Julian Gaines and Erik Duenas remain in the recovery room. Men to watch in the away team will Carlos Vela and Cristian Arango.
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 (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.