Our football match prediction:
Monday’s football game at Children’s Mercy Park pits together Sporting Kansas City and Houston Dynamo, the two teams with same ambitions in the 2017 MLS campaign. Both sides aim to make it to the play-offs and, no doubt, there will be fireworks when they face each other in Kansas City this weekend. The Wizards head into the game following a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United and it has to be noted that they suffered their first home defeat of the season earlier in October, with the team losing to Vancouver Whitecaps at their Children’s Mercy Park. Houston Dynamo produce much better performances at home than on the travels as well and, taking everything into account, we predict that Sporting KC will pick up all three points from Monday’s clash. You should bear in mind that the two teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in their last meeting in the Major League Soccer.
Highligted Player (Diego Rubio):
Diego Rubio is a Chilean attacker who signed his first professional deal with Colo-Colo. Rubio, though, made only eight league appearances (scoring three goals) for the Chilean outfit and in 2011 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Primeira Liga team Sporting Lisbon. After playing only 11 league matches for the Lions, the 179-cm tall striker joined Spanish club Valladolid at the age of 22. It has to be noted that during his spell with Sporting Lisbon he was loaned to the likes of Pandurii Targu Kiu and Sandnes Ulf. On September 1, 2016 Diego Rubio signed a permanent teal with Sporting Kansas City and he has been playing for the MLS club ever since. Rubio was born on May 15, 1993 in Santiago, the capital of Chile, and he made his debut for the Chilean national football team in June, 2011 against Paraguay. His contract with Sporting Kansas City expires on June 30, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo are an American professional soccer club owned by Jake Silverstein, Gabriel Brener, Ben Guull and Oscar De La Hoya, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. BBVA Compass Stadium is Dynamo’s home ground and the capacity of the venue is 22.039. Houston Dynamo won back-to-back MLS CUP trophies (2006, 2007), with the team beating New England Revolution in each of the two title games. It has to be noted that Houston finished the 2011 and the 2012 seasons as runners-up. In 2008 the Dynamo made it to the North American SuperLiga final, but this time out their old rivals New England Revolution proved to be a big catch for the BBVA Compass Stadium outfit. FC Dallas are regarded as the club’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Texas derby. Houston have developed a rivalry with Sporting Kansas City as well. The colours of the club are orange, black and white.