Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake go head to head at Children’s Mercy Park in a highly-anticipated MLS game. The Wizards are eager to finish the regular season in top position, while the Royals are fighting hard for a spot in the playoffs. Sporting Kansas City aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Minnesota United and Austin, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Real Salt Lake.
All Hernandez, Lindsey, and Pulido are out of contention for the Wizards, who are eyeing their tenth home win of the process. The Royals, on the other hand, face a must-win situation in the decider as they are two points behind seventh-place Los Angeles Galaxy. Since both sides are likely to go for a win in Monday’s showdown, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. All Silva, Farnsworth, and Datkovic are sidelined with injuries for the visiting team.
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 (Real Salt Lake):
Real Salt Lake joined Major League Soccer in 2005 as an expansion team of the league and four years later they won their first MLS Cup. The Royals faced star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game at Qwest Field in Seattle and Jason Kreis’ troops defeated David Beckham and Co. on penalties.
In 2013 Real Salt Lake made it to the MLS Cup final for the second time in the club’s history, but they were beaten by Sporting Kansas City on penalties this time out. The Royals participated in the CONCACAF Champions League final in 2011 as well, but Monterrey of Mexico eventually won the title. Real Salt Lake footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white.
The likes of Clint Mathis, Jeff Cunningham and Eddie Pope are some of the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Jeff Cunningham scored 19 goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Royals.