Our prediction for this MLS match:
Nashville will look to kick off 2023 MLS season in style when they take on New York City on Saturday evening. Nashville have big ambitions for the new campaign, with all Fafa Picault, Jacob Shaffelburg, Joey Skinner, and Laurence Wyke joining the club. Despite scoring only five goals last season, experienced forward Charles Sapong should continue to lead the line for the home team.
The Blue Pigeons, on the other hand, have been having ups and downs in pre-season, with the team beating Los Angeles Galaxy, losing to Portland Timbers, while sharing the spoils with newcomers St Louis City, and they surely face an uphill task in the season opener. Brazil forward Heber is no longer part of the team, and, in his absence, a man to watch in the away team will be pacey winger Talles Magno. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Nashville have turned their Geodis Park into a real fortress.
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 (New York City):
New York City are an American soccer club and they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2015. The Pigeons play their home games at Yankee Stadium and they are the second club in New York after the New York Red Bulls.
Famous Arsenal player Patrick Vieira took over the reins in January, 2016 and he helped the team finish the season in second place in the Eastern Conference. However, they were totally outclassed by Toronto FC (0-7 on aggregate) in the conference semifinals.
New York City chiefs have been pumping up a lot of money into the squad ever since the team began play in MLS and it has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo and David Villa played for the Pigeons in the 2016 season. New York City footballers wear sky blue shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the team’s away kit is dark blue.
Companies City Football Group (80%) and Yankee Global Enterprises own the club.