Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football match at Avaya Stadium pits together San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake. San Jose Earthquakes are on a three-game winless run at home in MLS, but they are still sitting in the top half of the Western Conference. Dominic Kinnear’s men played out a goalless draw with Sporting Kansas City in their last league match, whilst their next rivals Real Salt Lake recorded a hard-fought win over Minnesota United. The Royals managed to bounce back from back-to-back defeats to the likes of Houston Dynamo and Dallas and, no doubt, there regained a much-needed confidence. However, seeing that their performances on the road leave a lot to be desired, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Avaya Stadium San Jose recorded a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake and we believe that the history is going to repeat itself.
Highligted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team. Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved. After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
Highlighted Team (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties. In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white. The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.