Our prediction for this MLS match:
Orlando City play host to Los Angeles Galaxy at their Exploria Stadium on Sunday morning. The Lions aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to DC United and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Javier Hernandez Chicharito and Co. Argentina forward Ramiro Enrique is pushing for a start, while defender Michael Halliday remains in the recovery room.
The visitors, on the other hand, did well to beat Austin 2-0 at the weekend, with Chicharito opening his goal-scoring account. Dejan Joveljic should partner Chicharito up front, while all Timothy Tillman, Eldin Jakupovic, Antonio Leone, and Maxime Crepeau should miss out with injuries. Anyhow, away win should be considered as Los Angeles Galaxy produced a promising performance in the last league match. Jonathan Bond misses out with a shoulder problem, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Javier Hernandez):
Javier Hernandez or Chicharito is a 27-year-old striker who plays for German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. He began his professional career in 2006 playing for the Mexican club Guadalajara. His first break came in 2010, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, when he became the first Mexican player to join the English Premier League side Manchester United.
He was very effective at United endearing himself to the fans with some crucial goals. Chicharito played for Real Madrid in 2014-15 season on loan and had limited success with them. But he revived his career with a move to Leverkusen in 2015 with whom he has regained his prolific scoring record. Hernandez carries his prolific form to national colors too.
Having made his senior national debut in 2009, Chicharito has 43 goals from 80 games for the national team. He is the second highest goal scorer of all-time for the Mexico national team.
Highlighted Team (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place).
Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.