Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps face each other in a David-vs-Goliath clash at CenturyLink Field. Seattle quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss at Portland, with the team outplaying LA Galaxy on the road at the weekend. The Sounders aim to retain top position in the Western Conference, and they should take advantage of Vancouver’s shaky defence.
The Canadian outfit suffered a massive 6-0 loss to Los Angeles FC in their last away game, and they are unlikely to spoil Seattle’s party at CenturyLink Field. Alexander Roldan, who scored a brace in the 3-1 win over LA Galaxy, is pushing for a start for the hosts. The good news for the hosts is that influential attacker Raul Ruidiaz returns from suspension for the hosts. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer Seattle Sounders recorded a routine 3-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps.
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 (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.