Our prediction for this MLS match:
Children’s Mercy Park will host Monday’s football game between Sporting Kansas City and Nashville. The Wizards have been producing fine displays in MLS ever since they suffered a 2-1 loss to Orlando City, and they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Nashville. Sporting are eyeing their third straight win in the MLS, but keep in mind that both Besler and Martins have been tested positive for coronavirus.
Nashville, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous two league fixtures. The newcomers, on the other hand, have been impressive at the back as they managed to keep a clean sheet in three of their last four MLS games. Since the Wizards looked solid at the back in the 1-0 win over Chicago, a low-scoring affair is on the cards. The likes of Accam, Badji, Godoy, and Rios are quarantined for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Felipe Gutierrez):
Filipe Gutierrez is a Spanish footballer who plays as a central midfielder for La Liga side Real Betis. The Chilean international is capable of playing as both attacking and left midfielder as well and he started his senior career at Universidad Catolica.
He scored 19 goals in 65 appearances for los Cruzados, but in 2012 he decided to move to Europe. Gutierrez signed a deal with Eredivisie side Twente in June 2012 for a fee of $4 million. After making 94 league appearances for Twente he joined La Liga team Real Betis on 6 July, 2016. Felipe Gutierrez won Copa America with Chile in 2015 as La Roja defeated star-studded Argentina in the title game. Speaking of his club honours, Gutierrez won the 2010 Primera division de Chile trophy with Universidad Catolica.
It has to be noted that he was named Most Valuable Player of the Eredivisie for the 2013/2014 campaign. Felipe Gutierrez earned his 27th cap for Chile in a 4-1 win over Venezuela in the World Cup qualifiers in March 2016.
Highlighted Team (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.