Our prediction for this MLS match:
Rio Tinto Stadium will host Sunday’s MLS game between Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo, the two sides who defeated Montreal and Los Angeles Galaxy respectively at the weekend. The Royals are eyeing their third consecutive league win, and we predict that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Houston. Scott Caldwell is back from suspension, while all Damir Kreilach, Erik Holt, Jonathan Menendez, Bret Halsey, and Zack Farnswort are sidelined with injuries.
The Dynamo, on the other hand, proved their worth in the 3-0 triumph over LA Galaxy, which is probably the main reason why we predict that they are going to grab something from the Rio Tinto Stadium showdown. Since Panama midfielder Carrasquilla served his one-game ban at the weekend, Corradi Nagamura should have a full squad to choose from this time out.
Highlighted Player (Justin Meram):
Over the years Justin Meram has established himself as one of the best Iraqi footballers. The centre forward, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, was born in Shelby Charter Township, Michigan on December 4, 1988, but he represents Iraq on the international stage.
During his college career Justin Meram played for the likes of Yavapai Roughriders and Michigan Wolverines and in 2011 he joined MLS club Columbus Crew. Meram scored 37 goals in 188 appearances for the club in MLS before signing a deal with Orlando City in January, 2018.
The Iraq international made his debut for the Lions in a 1-1 draw with DC United on March 4 and he scored his first goal for the club on May 14 in a 2-1 loss to Atlanta United. As for his international career, Justin Meram made his Iraq debut in November, 2014 in a 1-0 defeat to Kuwait. The Orlando City attacker wears the number 9 shirt.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo is an American professional soccer club owned by Jake Silverstein, Gabriel Brener, Ben Guull and Oscar De La Hoya, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.
BBVA Compass Stadium is Dynamo’s home ground and the capacity of the venue is 22.039. Houston Dynamo won back-to-back MLS Cup trophies (2006, 2007), with the team beating New England Revolution in each of the two title games. It has to be noted that Houston finished the 2011 and the 2012 seasons as runners-up.
In 2008 the Dynamo made it to the North American SuperLiga final, but this time out their old rivals New England Revolution proved to be a big catch for the BBVA Compass Stadium outfit. FC Dallas are regarded as the club’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Texas derby. Houston have developed a rivalry with Sporting Kansas City as well. The colors of the club are orange, black and white.