Our prediction for this MLS match:
After getting off to a flying start to the season, newcomers St Louis City will look to keep their 100% record intact when they take on San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday. Bradley Carnell’s charges look sharp in front of goal, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. Barring any fresh injury worries, the South African tactician is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Portland Timbers at the weekend.
The Earthquakes, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Vancouver Whitecaps and Colorado Rapids. San Jose are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that they often struggle on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on the in-form hosts. Jamiro Monteiro is banned for the match, while all Niko Tsakiris, Nathan Cardoso, and Judson remain in the recovery room.
Highlighted Team (San Jose Earthquakes):
San Jose Earthquakes are members of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Quakes have been participating in the league since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2001. Back then San Jose outplayed star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game, but it has to be noted that they scored the winner in the extra time.
Two years later the Quakes managed to repeat the success, with the team beating Chicago Fire in the 2003 MLS Cup final. Avaya Stadium is the home ground of San Jose Earthquakes and the capacity of the venue is 18.000. The construction of the stadium cost no less than $100 million and the venue was opened in March, 2015. The club’s home colors are blue and black, whilst the Quakes wear white and red shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Chris Wondolowski is the club’s biggest star and he has been playing for San Jose Earthquakes since 2009. The USA ace has 121 league goals on his account ahead of the start of the 2017 season.