Our prediction for this MLS match:
Children’s Mercy Park will host Monday’s football game between Sporting Kansas City and New York Red Bulls. Sporting KC are undefeated in previous four league fixtures and the fact that they hammered Montreal Impact 7-1 in their last home game in MLS is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of New York RB. A man to watch in the home team will be Hungary international Nemeth, who has already netted four goals so far this season.
Anyhow, home win should be considered as the Wizards impressed in their last home match. The Red Bulls, on the other hand, have been totally out of form at the start of the season and seeing that they head into Monday’s clash with the lack of confidence, we do not believe that Bradley Wright-Phillips and Co. are capable of spoiling Sporting’s party at Children’s Mercy Park.
Highlighted Player (Felipe Gutierrez):
Felipe 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 (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.