Our prediction for this MLS match:
Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City take on each other at Subaru Park on Sunday morning. The U’s have been performing below expectations in the new MLS campaign, with the team losing to both Montreal and Orlando City in the last two league matches. Philadelphia are eager to get back on course, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s football game. Goalkeeper Andre Blake misses out with a groin problem, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Wizards, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Seattle Sounders, meaning that home win should not be considered. In their last encounter at Subaru Park Philadelphia defeated Sporting 3-1, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the hosts. Ben Sweat is banned for the match, while all Tim Leibold, Gadi Kinda, Logan Ndenbe, and Kortne Thompson-Ford remain in the treatment room.
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 (Sporting Kansas City):
Sporting Kansas City have been competing in Major League Soccer since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2000. The club faced Chicago Fire at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington in the play-offs final and Miklos Jon Molnar scored the winner for Bob Gansler’s team. 13 years later Sporting Kansas City met with Solt Lake in the title game and they were fortunate to defeat the Royals on penalties.
The Wizards welcome their rivals at Children’s Mercy Park, but they used to play some games at Blue Valley Sports Complex, Julian Field, Hermann Stadium and Durwood Soccer Stadium in the past as well. Sporting Kansas City were founded in 1995 and the club’s original name was Kansas City Wiz.
The Wizards wear navy blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue. Former Wigan Athletic man Roger Espinosa is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players and he has been playing for the Children’s Mercy Park outfit since 2015.