Our football match prediction:
Talen Energy Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire. The U did remarkably well to hold New York Red Bulls to a goalless draw at the weekend, but it has to be noted that the Metros key attacker Bradley Wright-Phillips, who has been in a thrilling form this season, did not start the match. Chicago Fire, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in MLS this season, but they are on the right track to book their place in the play-offs. Veljko Paunovic’s charges proved their worth in a 3-0 win over DC United in their last league game and they are definitely capable of spoiling Philadelphia’s party at Talen Energy Stadium. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer Chicago Fire recorded a 3-0 win over Philadelphia Union and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Andre Blake):
Andre Blake is a Jamaican goalkeeper who plays for MLS club Philadelphia Union. Blake was born in May Pen, Jamaica, on November 21, 1990, but he went to the UConn college in United States of America. The 193-cm-tall shoot-stopper spent three years playing college football and in 2014 he signed a professional contract with Philadelphia Union. Andre Blake made his debut for the U in July 2014 in a friendly game against Crystal Palace and he played his first MLS match against Montreal Impact. Speaking of his international career, the goalkeeper made his Jamaica debut on March 2, 2014 in a 2-0 victory over Barbados. Later that year Andre Blake won the Carribbean Cup with the Reggae Boyz as they defeated Trinidad and Tobago on penalties in the title game. Over the years Blake has established himself as a first-team regular and, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of him. The Philadelphia Union shoot-stopper wears the number 18 on his shirt.
Highlighted Team (Chicago Fire):
Based in the suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois, Chicago Fire are a professional soccer club who compete in Major League Soccer. Chicago Fire were founded on October 8, 1997 and one year later they won the MLS Cup by beating D.C. United (2-0) in the title game. The club play their home games at Toyota Park, the venue that was opened on June 11, 2006. Chicago Fire won four U.S. Open Cups (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006) and in 2009 they were beaten by UANL Tigres in the North American Superliga final. The likes of Chris Armas, DeMarcus Beasley, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Frank Klopas are some of the notable footballers who played for Chicago Fire in the past. It has to be noted that a number of veterans were part of the club as well: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Pavel Pardo, Piotr Nowak, Hristo Stoichkov and Lubos Kubik. The club’s official coloures are red and white and they are nicknamed Men in Red. Veljko Paunovic, who won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup with Serbia, is one of the club’s most famous coaches.