Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders will be looking to build on a thrilling 7-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes when they take on Los Angeles FC at CenturyLink Field. Seattle produced their best performance of the season, with the team climbing to the second place in the Western Conference. The Sounders aim to overtake Sporting Kansas City in the top position, and they are likely to go for a win in Saturday’s derby.
Experienced midfielder Gustav Svensson returns to contention, but USA rising star Dany Leyva remains in the recovery room. Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, did well to beat Portland Timbers 4-2 without Carlos Vela in the starting XI. The Mexico ace remains in the recovery room, but the likes of Rossi and Wright-Phillips are likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Anyhow, a lively contest is on the cards at CenturyLink Field.
Highlighted Player (Victor Rodriguez):
Victor Rodriguez is a professional player who began his senior career at Vilajuiga, playing 36 matches for the club and scoring 11 goals. After spending three years at Badalona the pacey winger joined Zaragoza and it has to be noted that he scored six goals in 72 appearances for the Estadio La Romareda outfit in La Liga.
On 7 August, 2014 Victor Rodriguez signed a three-year deal with Elche, but in August 2015 he was sent to Getafe on loan. Rodriguez scored two goals in 33 appearances for los Azulones in the 2015/2016 Primera Division campaign, but following Getafe’s relegation to Segunda Division, he signed a four-year deal with Sporting Gijon in the 2016 summer transfer window.
Victor Rodriguez has yet to make his Spain debut, but he played for Catalonia in a friendly game. The Sporting Gijon winger is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. Rodriguez was born in Barcelona on 23 July, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.