Our prediction for this MLS match:
Los Angeles FC made a flying start to the season, with the team recording back-to-back wins to the likes of Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake, but the team then suffered a dip in form. The newcomers head into Saturday’s football match against Vancouver following back-to-back defeats to the likes of LA Galaxy and Atlanta United, with the team conceding nine goals in total in those encounters. Los Angeles FC aim to bounce back from the heavy 5-0 defeat to the Five Stripes and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Vancouver clash. The Whitecaps suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake in their last league match, but a win over Los Angeles could see them regain top position in the Western Conference. The Canadian outfit are eager to get back on course and seeing that Bob Bradley’s men experienced all sorts of problems in the defeats to LA Galaxy and Atlanta United, we predict the hosts are going to return to winning ways in MLS this weekend.
Highlighted Player (Kendall Waston):
Kendall Waston is yet another Costa Rican footballer who plays in MLS. The Vancouver Whitecaps centre back started his senior career at Sarprissa of Costa Rica and he played for the likes of Carmelita, Nacional, Bayamon, UCR and Perez Zeledon (on loan) in the past as well.
Waston moved to MLS in the summer of 2014, signing a deal with Vancouver Whitecaps. The Costa Rica international scored only two goals in 11 appearances for the club in the 2014 season, but the club chiefs decided to keep hold of him. He found the net twice in 30 league games in the 2015 MLS campaign, while scoring three goals in his last season with the Canadian club.
Kendall Waston was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on January 1, 1988 and he made his debut for the Costa Rica national team in May, 2013 in a match against Canada. The Vancouver Whitecaps forward scored his first goal for los Ticos on December 16, 2015 in a 1-0 victory over Nicaragua.
Highlighted Team (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.