Our football match prediction:
Avaya Stadium will host Thursday’s football match between San Jose Earthquakes and Orlando City. San Jose suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to Colorado Rapids at the weekend and they will be looking to give fans some cheer when they take on the Lions in midweek. The Quakes are undefeated at home this season, but the game against Orlando City will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. The Lions played out a 2-2 draw with Kansas City at the weekend, with Ricardo Kaka finding the net for Jason Kreis’ charges. The Brazilian ace is on the right track to find his best form and, no doubt, the opposition defenders are likely to have their work cut out for them when facing the former Real Madrid ace. Considering that San Jose experienced all sorts of problems in the 3-0 defeat to Colorado Rapids, we predict that Orlando City will pick up all three points from Thursday’s clash.
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 (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.