Our prediction for this MLS match:
Vancouver Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders face each other at BC Place in the last game of Sunday’s program. Vancouver continue with their old habit of impressing at home ground, while struggling on the travels and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to win this match. Both Tristan Blackmon and Russell Teibert are sidelined with injuries, while both Ali Ahmed and Julian Gressel are on international duty.
Seattle, on the other hand, aim to build on a 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo, but they face a difficult task in the BC Place showdown. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, the share of spoils is on the horizon. Barring any fresh injury worries, Brian Schmetzer is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Orange Crush, while all Xavier Arreaga, Sota Kitahara, and Ethan Dobbelaere remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Albert Rusnak):
Born in Vyskov, Czech Republic on July 7, 1994, Slovakia international Albert Rusnak began his youth career in KAC Kosice. In 1997 he moved to MFK Kosice where he was talent-spotted by Manchester City scouts. However, he did not see any game action for the Citizens in the Premier League as he was immediately loaned to Oldham City.
After making only two appearances for the Latics, the Slovak moved to Birmingham City in 2014. After ending his loan spell with Cambuur, Albert Rusnak moved to FC Groningen in 2015 and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in 61 appearances for the Dutch club in the Eredivisie.
In the winter of 2017 Rusnak joined MLS club Real Salt Lake for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, Albert Rusnak made his debut with the Slovakia national team on November 15, 2016 in a goalless draw with Austria. His father, also called Albert Rusnak, used to play football as well.
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.