Our football match prediction:
The Earthquakes play host to bottom table dwellers Colorado Rapids looking for important points in their playoffs fight midway through the regular season. Seven wins and nine defeats are not the kind of a record an MLS side can hope will guarantee a place in the playoffs, but San Jose Earthquakes are determined to leave the three-match losing streak behind them and bounce back in morale-boosting fashion. San Jose allowed 12 goals in three MLs matches, while they only scored three during that time and will need to work on their defences if they are to make anything out the Colorado Rapids match. The Rapids travel to San Jose without injured Burling, whereas the availability of Gashi and Gatt is still under a shadow of a doubt. The three key absentees could be of great effect on the team’s performance as this delicate time which has got Colorado sitting in tenth place, only a point in front of rock-bottom Minnesota.
Highlighted Player (Danny Hoesen):
After making only one league appearance for Fortuna Sittard, Daniel Hoesen joined English club Fulham in 2009, but he did not see any game action for the capital club during his spell at Craven Cottage as he was sent on loan to HJK and Fortuna Sittard. In 2012 the 186-cm tall attacker signed a deal with Ajax and he scored seven goals in 32 league appearances for the Amstedammers from 2012 to 2014. In 2014 he joined fellow Eredivisie outfit Groningen and during the 2016/2017 season he was on San Jose Earthquakes’ radar. The Dutch footballer, who was born on January 15, 1991 in Heerlen, Limburg will play for the MLS outfit (on loan) in the 2017 season. Speaking of his international career, Daniel Hoesen has 10 caps for Netherlands U17 team and he made three appearances for the Dutch U21 side. He is still a Groningen player and his contract with the Eredivisie side expires on June 30, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Colorado Rapids):
Colorado Rapids are a Major League Soccer club and they compete in the USA professional soccer league as a member of the Western Conference. Colorado began their play in MLS back in 1996 and 14 years later they managed to win the MLS Cup trophy. The Rapids recorded a 2-1 win over FC Dallas in the final of the tournament, with George John scoring the winner for Gary Smith’s team in the extra time. Colorado made it to the MLS Cup final in 1997 as well, but D.C. United proved to be a big catch for the club in the title game. The Rapids play their home games at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and the venue has been Colorado’s home ground since 2007. It has to be noted that the likes of Tim Howard, Carlos Valderama, Claudio Lopez and Jermaine Jones were all part of the club in the past. Colorado’s colours are red, sky blue and white, but they were yellow shirts and blue shorts when playing on the travels.