Our prediction for this MLS match:
Philadelphia Union and DC United go head to head at Talen Energy Stadium in what is expected to be an interesting encounter. The U’s failed to win the previous three league fixtures, but they showed character in a 1-1 draw with New York Red Bulls, with the team scoring a late equalizer with ten men on the field. Philadelphia are eyeing their fourth consecutive home win in the Major League Soccer, but keep in mind that goalkeeper Matthew Freese is banned. All Andre Blake, Cory Burke, and Alvas Powell represent Jamaica at the 2021 Gold Cup.
The capital club, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 7-1 win over Toronto. DC United are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Philadelphia, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. All Birnbaum, Flores, Odoi-Atsem, Skundrich, and Sorga are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team, while Donovan Pines and Paul Arriola are on international duty with USA.
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.
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.