Our prediction for this MLS match:
Red Bull Arena will host Monday’s football game between New York Red Bulls and DC United, the two teams who are vying for a spot in the playoffs. The Red Bulls were beaten by Cincinnati and Real Salt Lake in the previous two league matches and they head into Monday’s showdown following the League Cup loss to Philadelphia. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Dru Yearwood has overcome his injury as well as captain Dylan Nealis, while all Steven Sserwadda, Serge Ngoma, and Lewis Morgan remain in the recovery room.
The capital club, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 4-0 loss to New England Revolution in their last league match, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on the home side. All Greene, Santos, Ku-DiPietro, Jeahze, and Rodriguez have been struggling with injuries of late, speaking of the away team.
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 (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.