Our prediction for this MLS match:
High-flying New York City will be aiming to extend their winning run in the MLS to five games when they host New England at their Yankee Stadium. Domenec Torrent’s troops have been in a splendid form of late and it is no surprise they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s football match against New England. The Revs, on the other hand, are undefeated in previous four league fixtures, with the team remaining in the play-offs berth.
New York City, though, are only one point behind Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference and that is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. In their last meeting in the league New England recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over New York City, meaning that Domenec Torrent’s men are hungry for revenge. A man to keep an eye on in the home side will be Brazilian attacker Heber, who has netted 14 goals in the league so far this term.
Highlighted Player (Alexandru Mitrita):
Italian Serie A is a Romanian footballer who is well known for his height. The 199-cm attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, was born in Craiova on February 8, 1995 and he started his youth career at Turnu Severin.
In 2012 he moved to fellow Romanian club Viitorul Constanta and in 2015 he signed a deal with Italian side Pescara. After scoring 2 goals in 34 appearances for the Dolphins, he returned to Romania, signing a contract with Universitatea Craiova. Alexandru Mitrita was on New York City’s radar during the 2017/2018 season and seeing that he scored 18 goals in the national championship, the chiefs of the MLS club decided to sign him in 2019.
The Romanian footballer made his MLS soccer debut in a 2-2 draw with Orlando City, but he failed to find the net. Alexandru Mitrita’s preferred foot is right, but he often plays as a left winger.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success.
It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.