Our prediction for this MLS match:
Monday’s football game at Providence Park pits together Portland Timbers and Nashville, the two teams who were beaten by Minnesota United and Atlanta United respectively in their openers. Portland experienced all sorts of problems at the back in their opener, but they are still seen as hot favourites to win Monday’s football match against the newcomers.
Nashville did not seem to be competitive at this level in the 2-1 loss to Atlanta United, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the home side. Portland Timbers will not have a better chance than this to record their first win of the season, and we are positive that they are going to give fans some cheer on Matchday 2. You should bear in mind that the two teams meet for the first time ever in the Major League Soccer.
Highlighted Player (Andres Flores):
Nicknamed Ruso, Andres Flores joined River Plate youth academy in 2006. Flores played for River Plate’s Reserves from 2006 to 2008 and he was producing terrific displays with los Millonarios. However, he began his professional career in his homeland club Isidro Metapan, scoring ten goals in 95 appearances for the Salvadorian outfit. In 2012 he signed a loan deal with Danish club Viborg, but he played only one game for the Greens.
Andres Flores was then sent on a loan to New York Cosmos and after making eight appearances for the MCU Park outfit, he signed a permanent contract with the club in 2015. The El Salvador midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, made his debut for New York Cosmos on August 2, 2014 in a 1-0 loss to Carolina RailHawks.
Speaking of his international career, Andres Flores received his first call-up for the El Salvador national football team in March, 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.