Our prediction for this MLS match:
Vancouver play host to DC United at their BC Place in what is expected to be an interesting MLS game. Vancouver aim to put an end to their three-match winless run and a triumph over DC United should see them move one step closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. Both Thomas Hasal and Luis Martins are sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
The capital club, on the other hand, are only one point behind the playoffs berth, but given their anything but good away record in the 2023 MLS campaign, we are tempted to put our money on the Canadian outfit. Midfielder Russell Canouse misses out through suspension, while all Mohanad Jeahze, Derrick Williams, Tyler Miller, and Martin Rodriguez are out of contention with injuries. Former Liverpool centre-forward Christian Benteke is widely expected to lead the line for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
Highlighted Team (Vancouver Whitecaps):
Vancouver Whitecaps are yet another Canadian side that compete in Major League Soccer. Vancouver began play in the USA top flight in 2011 and one year later they became the first Canadian outfit to book their place in the MLS Cup play-offs. However, star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy proved to be a big catch for the Whitecaps in the knockout round. Vancouver, though, did remarkably well to win the Canadian Championship in 2015, with the team beating Montreal Impact in the title game.
In 2016 they made it to the final of the tournament as well, but Toronto FC eventually won the trophy. The Whitecaps are owned by Greg Kerfoot, Steve Luczo, Jeff Mallett and Steve Steve Nash, the former NBA star, and they play their home matches at BC Place. Speaking of MLS games, the capacity of the venue is 22.120 and you should know that the stadium was opened back in 1983. The Caps wear white shirts and white shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is blue.