Our football match prediction:
Thursday’s football match at Rio Tinto Stadium pits together Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes. Real Salt Lake aim to make amends for a 3-1 loss to Montreal Impact and a win over San Jose Earthquakes could see them move a little closer to the play-offs places. The Royals, though, recorded only one win in previous five games in the league and that is the main reason why home win should not be considered. San Jose, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union at the weekend and it has to be noted that USA Wondolowski scored the equalizer from the penalty spot in the dying minutes of the match. Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they are going to share the spoils at Rio Tinto Stadium this time out.
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 (San Jose Earthquakes):
San Jose Earthquakes are members of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Quakes have been participating in the league since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2001. Back then San Jose outplayed star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game, but it has to be noted that they scored the winner in the extra time. Two years later the Quakes managed to repeat the success, with the team beating Chicago Fire in the 2003 MLS Cup final. Avaya Stadium is the home ground of San Jose Earthquakes and the capacity of the venue is 18.000. The construction of the stadium cost no less than $100 million and the venue was opened in March, 2015. The club’s home colours are blue and black, whilst the Quakes wear white and red shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Chris Wondolowski is the club’s biggest star and he has been playing for San Jose Earthquakes since 2009. The USA ace has 121 league goals on his account ahead of the start of the 2017 season.