Our prediction for this MLS match:
There will be fireworks when Seattle Sounders and Los Angeles FC go head to head in the MLS Playoffs last 16. Seattle Sounders are on a quest to defend their MLS Cup trophy, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Los Angeles FC in what seems to be final before the final. Brian Schmetzer’s troops did well to beat San Jose Earthquakes in their last game before the international break, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Los Angeles FC.
A man to watch in the home team will be Peru international Raul Ruidiaz, who has netted 12 goals so far this term. Seattle defenders, on the other hand, should have Carlos Vela at bay. The fit-again Mexico international found the net in the 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers, and he is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Anyhow, home win should be considered as Los Angeles FC are having a very turbulent season.
Highlighted Player (Joevin Jones):
Joevin Jones is a pacey defender who plays for both Seattle Sounders and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones spent his youth career at the likes of Defence Force, Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive and W Connection and he continued playing for the Savonetta Boys at senior level.
The Trinidad and Tobago international played six games for HJK Helsinki during in 2014 as a loan footballer and in 2015 he moved to MLS, signing a contract with Chicago Fire. Joevin Jones then joined Seattle Sounders, but in the 2018/2019 he decided to move to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
In 2019 he returned to Seattle. Jones, who was born in Carenage (Trinidad and Tobago) on August 3, 1991, made his Trinidad and Tobago full international debut on September 7, 2010, coming as a substitute in a match against Panama. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position is left-back.
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.