Our prediction for this MLS match:
Philadelphia Union will look to build on back-to-back wins over New England Revolution and New York City when they face Charlotte in a midweek game. The U’s have been making progress week by week and they must be high on confidence ahead of the visit of Charlotte. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Julian Carranza, who scored a brace in the last league match, while boss Jim Curtin has no fresh injury worries.
The visitors, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Los Angeles Galaxy, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Thursday’s clash. Since Philadelphia have turned their Subaru Park into a real fortress, home win should definitely be considered. All Ben Bender, Kamil Jozwiak, George Marks, and McKinze Gaines are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting side.
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 Caribbean 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.