Our football match prediction:
Philadelphia Union head into Sunday’s football game against DC United following a 2-0 loss to New York Red Bulls. The ten-man Union failed to make life difficult for the Metros and it has to be noted that New York put an end to Philadelphia’s three-game winning run at home. The U aim to return to winning ways and they are likely to go all guns blazing at DC United when the two teams face each other at Talen Energy Stadium. However, you should know that midfielder Derrick Jones misses the game through suspension. DC United, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Toronto at BMO Field at the weekend, with the team failing to create a decent chance to score in Sunday’s clash. As previously mentioned, Philadelphia Union are a real force to be reckoned with at home and we predict that they are going to start a new winning run in MLS this weekend.
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 (DC United):
D.C. United have been participating in the Eastern Conference of the MLS since 1996. The capital club play their home games at RFK Stadium Washington and they are nicknamed the Black and Red. D.C. United won their fourth MLS Cup in 2004 and in 1998 the club clinched the Copa Interamericana trophy by beating Vasco da Gama of Brazil in the title game. The Black and Red won the Eastern Conference on five occasions (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004) and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the most successful clubs in the history of MLS. Andy Najar, Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, John Harkes, Ryan Nelsen, Christian Gomez, Nick Rimando, Richie Williams, Clyde Simms, Tony Sanneh, Marco Etcheverry and Santino Quaranta are some of the club’s most famous players. Speaking of D.C. United fans, the club has four big supporters groups: La Norte, La Barra Brava, the Screaming Eagles and La Norte and the club’s mascot is Talon, the bald eagle.