Our football match prediction:
Orlando City are coming off from a busy schedule and will travel to Real Salt Lake to face a side that hasn’t enjoyed the best of forms lately. Real Salt Lake City are glad to be back home after suffering yet another away defeat last time out at San Jose earthquakes. Like Petke’s men have endures some terrible fortunes away from their stadium as they suffered eight defeats out of 10 away matches thus far. Their home form has offered some promise over the past three occasions and Petke’s charges will be hoping to make it four home wins on the trot at they welcome Orlando City. Orlando City paid the price for playing two games in just four days and they will be disappointed by their 4-0 defeat which debutant Richie Laryea will want to forget as soon as possible. Laryea replaced Brazilian icon Kaka five minutes after the hour mark. On their way to Real Salt Lake City to finish their three-match road trip, Orlando City are hoping to grab their first win in last five games. It will be a tough challenge, but not an unachievable one.
Highlighted Player (Yura Movsisyan):
Yura Movsisyan is a Real Salt Lake City footballer who plays for Armenian national team as well. Movsisyan was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, but his family moved to the United States while he was a boy and, as a result, he started his youth career at Pasadena Lancers. Following a one year of college soccer, Kansas City Wizards chiefs offered him a professional contract. The Armenian attacker scored five goals in 28 league appearances for the Wizards and in 2007 he signed for Real Salt Lake City. After spending two seasons at the MLS club, Movsisyan moved to Europe, signing a deal with Danish side Randers. Speaking of his stay in Russia, the Armenia international played for the likes of Krasnodar and Spartak Moscow and he scored no less than 48 goals in the Russian top flight. In 2017 he returned to Salt Lake City and he is expected to play an important role in Jeff Cassar’s team in the 2017 MLS campaign. Movsisyan made his Armenia debut on August 11, 2010 in a friendly against Iran.
Highlighted Team (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place). Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.