Our football match prediction:
Philadelphia Union welcome Seattle Sounders at their Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday evening. The U aim to move a little closer to the play-offs places, but the football match against the title holders will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Philadelphia defeated Chicago Fire in their last home game in MLS and, no doubt, that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Seattle. The Sounders are on a quest to defend their trophy, but they have been having their ups and downs in the Major League Soccer this term. Seeing that the U are tough to beat at home, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Sunday’s clash. Clint Dempsey, who has netted 11 goals in the league so far this season, will be the man to watch in the away team.
Highligted 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 (Seattle Sounders):
Seattle Sounders are an American soccer club that compete in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Sounders are owned by the likes of Joe Roth, Paul Allen, Drew Carey and Adrian Hanauer and they play their home games at CenturyLink Field. The club won the 2016 MLS Cup, with the team beating Toronto FC on penalties in the trophy game at BMO Field. Swiss goalkeeper Stefan Frei won the MVP honour after pulling off several brilliant saves in the 2016 MLS Cup final. Winning of the MLS Cup is undisputedly the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that the Sounders clinched the Supporters’ Shield trophy in 2014. Seattle hold rivalry with Portland Timbers, but Vancouver Whitecaps are regarded as the club’s bitter rivals as well. Experienced attacker Clint Dempsey is undisputedly the club’s most significant star and he has been playing for the CenturyLink Field outfit since 2014. He scored eight goals in the league in the 2016 season and, no doubt, he helped the Sounders win their first ever MLS Cup.