Our football match prediction:
Following a 2-0 win over Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium Seattle Sounders will be looking to get their job done in the Western Conference semis when they host Wilmer Cabrera’s men at their CenturyLink Field. Seattle are determined to defend their MLS Cup trophy and seeing that they are tough to beat at home, we predict they will make it to the final without any difficulties. Clint Dempsey failed to score in the first leg, but the experienced attacker is likely to pose a big threat for the visitors in Friday’s football game. Houston’s performances on the road leave a lot to be desired and, taking everything into account, we believe that they are going to return home empty-handed. You should bear in mind that the Dynamo recorded only one win in previous eight away games in the Major League Soccer. The visitors will be without defender Jalil Anibaba, who was sent off in the first leg.
Highligted Player (Clint Dempsey):
Clint Dempsey is regarded as one of the most significant MLS stars. The USA veteran was born on March 9, 1983 and he gain popularity during his spell with Fulham. Dempsey scored 50 goals in 184 league appearances for the Cottagers and, as a result, Tottenham Hotspur owners decided to bring him to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2012. The USA international, though, was struggling to find his best form in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he netted only seven goals in 29 league fixtures. From 2004 to 2006 Dempsey played for New England Revolution and in 2013 he returned to MLS, signing a four-year contract with Seattle Sounders for a fee of $9 million. He made his Seattle debut on August 20, 2013, coming as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Toronto. In 2016 Clint Dempsey helped the Sounders clinch the MLS Cup trophy and, speaking of his international titles, it has to be noted that he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with USA on two occasions (2005, 2007).
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo are 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 colours of the club are orange, black and white.