Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Gillette Stadium pits together New England Revolution and Real Salt Lake. New England recorded only one win in previous seven league fixtures, but they are still sitting in the play-offs berth in the Eastern Conference. The Revs are tough to beat at home, losing only one of their last nine games at their Gillette Stadium, but the match against Real Salt Lake will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Royals, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Minnesota United, but seeing that their away record in the 2019 MLS season is anything but good, we are tempted to put our money on draw. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer Real Salt Lake recorded a 4-1 win over New England, but share of spoils is on the cards this time out as both sides aim retain their play-offs spots.
Highlighted Player (Diego Fagúndez):
Born on February 14, 1995 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Diego Fagundez is a 173-cm tall footballer, who plays for New England Revolution as an attacking midfielder. After spending his youth career at the likes of Leominster Youth Soccer, Greater Boston Bolts and New England Revolution, he continued playing for the Revs in MLS.
Diego Fagundez is nowadays considered one of the best New England players and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in the 2018 season, while providing eight assists for his teammates. The Uruguayan footballer has yet to make his debut for the senior national team, but he has five caps for the Uruguay U20 team. Diego Fagundez represented la Celeste at the 2015 South American Youth Championship.
Diego Fagundez’s main position is left winger, but he is capable of playing as both centre-forward and second striker as well. His preferred foot is right and his contract with New England Revolution should expire on December 31, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties.
In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white.
The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.