Our prediction for this MLS match:
CenturyLink Field will host Thursday’s football game between Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake. Seattle aim to build on back-to-back wins over LA Galaxy and Vancouver Whitecaps, and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek fixture. Peru international Raul Ruidiaz is out of contention for the hosts as he is on international duty with his national team. The Royals, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Los Angeles FC.
Real Salt Lake are eager to book their place in the playoffs, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail in the CenturyLink Field showdown. Considering that Seattle are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match. The likes of Luiz and Rossi are unlikely to feature against Seattle after the duo was tested positive for coronavirus.
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 (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.