Our prediction for this MLS match:
Talen Energy Stadium will host Thursday’s football match between Philadelphia Union and FC Cincinnati. The U aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the newcomers. Philadelphia produce much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their fifth consecutive triumph at their Talen Energy Stadium.
It has to be noted that both Gaddis and Creavalle have been tested positive for coronavirus. Cincinnati, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team failing to impress in back-to-back losses to Minnesota United and New York City. Considering that Jaap Stam’s men have already suffered seven defeats on the road this season, we are tempted to put our money on the home team. In their last meeting at Talen Energy Stadium Philadelphia Union defeated FC Cincinnati 2-0.
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 (FC Cincinnati):
FC Cincinnati will make their MLS debut in the 2019 season. Based in Ohio, the Orange and Blue are a team who is expected to play their home games at West End Stadium. However, seeing that the West End Stadium is still under construction, FC Cincinnati will welcome their rivals at Nippert Stadium at the start of the season.
The team’s home colors are orange and blue, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Justin Hoyte, who used to play for the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the Premier League is considered one of the team’s most famous footballers.
The Orange and Blue will make their MLS debut against Seattle Sounders, whilst they will play their first ever home game in the league against Portland Timbers. It has to be noted that FC Cincinnati has five supporters groups: Die Innestadt, The Legion, The Pride, Queen City and The Briogaid.