Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City square off against each other at Lumen Field in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. Seattle head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles FC, with the team eyeing their fifth home win of the season. Colombia international Fredy Montero is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts, while both Yeimar Gomez and Joao Paulo continue to miss out with injuries.
The Wizards, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-1 win over Nashville. Sporting Kansas City proved their worth in their last league match, but seeing that Seattle are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to Missouri empty-handed. All Nikola Vujnovic, Ozzie Cisneros, Gadi Kinda, and Alan Pulido are out of contention with injuries, while Oriol Rosell is back from suspension for the away side.
Highlighted Player (Jordy Delem):
Jordy Delem is a Seattle Sounders midfielder who represents Martinique on the international stage. Delem played for the likes of Club Franciscain, Arles-Avignon and Club Franciscain before joining Seattle Sounders in 2016. After making 19 appearances for Seattle Sounders 2 the Martinique footballer signed a first team deal with the MLS club in March, 2017.
It has to be noted that he played as a right back on his Seattle debut against Atlanta United (0-0). Jordy Delem represented Martinique at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Mexico. The 180-cm-tall player was born in Le Francois, Martinique and he has a contract with Seattle Sounders which expires in December, 2017.
His main position is defensive midfield, but, as previously mentioned, he is capable of playing as a full back as well. Jordy Delem has both Martinique and France passports, but he decided to represent les Matinino on the international stage.
Highlighted Team (Sporting Kansas City):
Sporting Kansas City have been competing in Major League Soccer since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2000. The club faced Chicago Fire at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington in the play-offs final and Miklos Jon Molnar scored the winner for Bob Gansler’s team. 13 years later Sporting Kansas City met with Solt Lake in the title game and they were fortunate to defeat the Royals on penalties.
The Wizards welcome their rivals at Children’s Mercy Park, but they used to play some games at Blue Valley Sports Complex, Julian Field, Hermann Stadium and Durwood Soccer Stadium in the past as well. Sporting Kansas City were founded in 1995 and the club’s original name was Kansas City Wiz.
The Wizards wear navy blue shirts and dark blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue. Former Wigan Athletic man Roger Espinosa is regarded as one of the club’s most notable players and he has been playing for the Children’s Mercy Park outfit since 2015.