New York City FC vs Orlando City | 2018 MLS Match Preview and Prediction

Major League Soccer: New York City FC vs Orlando City

Yankee Stadium – Saturday, March 17 2018 – 15:55 ET (19:55 GMT)

New York City FC vs Orlando City: Preview

New York City FC welcome Orlando City to Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The home side are looking to make it three wins in a row as their former coach Jason Kreis comes to town. It is the first time in their history they have won their opening two games.

Last weekend should have been a far more comfortable result for NYCFC. Their 2-1 win against the Galaxy was a solid result but there is still plenty for them to improve on.

There can be no excuses for not killing the game off this weekend if they get into a similar position. If NYCFC are looking to send out a message to the rest of the Eastern Conference, they need continue their fine start.

MLS: NYC FC vs. LA Galaxy at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., USA, on Monday, Mar 12, 2018. Photo: Ashley Marshall

Orlando City have had a rough start to their 2018 campaign. They have been blighted with injuries and have felt the impact of missing players. Despite preseason optimism after a busy winter of re-shaping the squad, the Lions find themselves in a tough position with one point from two home games.

This weekend should mark the debut for new signing Sacha Kljestan. That will be a much needed lift to the rest of a depleted squad. The former RBNY man will be out to prove a point and continue his fine run of form against NYCFC.

Some might find the all-time series standings a surprise. Orlando have won five of the nine meetings between the two, with NYCFC winning just twice. If Orlando can pick up their first three points of the season here it should kick-start what could be a very exciting 2018.

New York City FC vs Orlando City: Team News

New York City FC

❌ Suspensions: None

❓ Doubts: None

🚑 Out: None

Orlando City

❌ Suspensions: Pierre da Silva

❓ Doubts: Stefano Pinho (right ankle)

🚑 Out: Mason Stajduhar (Localized Ewing Sarcoma), Dom Dwyer (quad strain), Josue Colman (thigh bruise) and Oriol Rosell (fitness)

New York City FC vs Orlando City: Key Stats

NYCFC’s MLS form: W/W

Orlando City’s MLS form: D/L

Key stat: Sacha Kljestan is back and due to make his Orlando City debut. The creative midfielder has ten assists against NYCFC from his time with New York Red Bulls.

New York City FC vs Orlando City: Prediction

New York City FC 3-1 Orlando City: Given the key players missing for the Orlando side and how NYCFC have started the 2018 season a home win looks likely. Patrick Vieira’s side will have to be careful not to allow Orlando too much time on the ball as despite absentees, they still have players who can have a huge impact here. Goals are expected but the home side should run out winners.


Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City | 2018 MLS Match Preview and Prediction

Major League Soccer: Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City

Toyota Park – Saturday, March 10th 2018 – 18:00 ET (23:00 GMT)

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Preview

MLS is back for Chicago Fire after their week one bye. They start their 2018 campaign by welcoming Sporting Kansas City to Toyota Park.

After an impressive 2017 regular season, where they finished up third in the Eastern Conference, Chicago Fire fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs.

This season Veljko Paunović will be hoping to take his side into the playoffs again and reach the latter stages of the postseason competition. He has strengthened his squad in the hope of continuing to head his side in the right direction.

Sporting Kansas City didn’t start their 2018 campaign in the fashion they would have wanted to. They lost 2-0 to NYCFC in a surprising home defeat. Now they have to bounce back.

However, Sporting KC struggled on the road in their last eight games of 2017. They failed to pick up a win in any of those ties. The last time they made the trip to Bridgeview (2016) they lost 1-0, so the SKC faithful will be hoping history doesn’t repeat itself.

The pressure will ramp up on Peter Vermes and his side if they fail to take a positive result this weekend. They are at the foot of the Western Conference after week one and could potentially find themselves four points adrift of the playoffs if they lose this game.

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Team News

Chicago Fire

❌ Suspensions: None

❓ Doubts: None

🚑 Out: Djordje Mihailovic (right ACL surgery), Michael de Leeuw (left ACL surgery) and Jonathan Campbell (facial fracture)

(Take a look at all Chicago Fire’s key transfer business this winter by clicking the image above)

Sporting Kansas City

❌ Suspensions: None

❓ Doubts:  Brad Evans (lower back) and Khiry Shelton (leg bruise)

🚑 Out: None

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Key Stats

Chicago Fire’s MLS form: N/A

Sporting Kansas City’s MLS form: L

Key stat: Homesick – Sporting KC have not won any of their last eight MLS outings on the road.

Chicago Fire vs Sporting Kansas City: Prediction

Chicago Fire 1-1 Sporting Kansas City – Given that it is Chicago’s opening game there is going to be a buzz around Toyota Park, so the expectancy for them to deliver will be high. Sporting KC need to pick up a point at the very least here but that is by no means going to be an easy task. A draw looks a likely outcome for this one.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Colorado Rapids vs Minnesota United FC

Competition: Major League Soccer – Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United
Venue: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Saturday, March 18 – 21:00 ET (01:00 GMT)
Match Odds: Colorado Rapids 2/5 – Draw 16/5 – Minnesota United 13/2

Match Preview

Colorado Rapids welcome struggling MLS new boys Minnesota United to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday in a game that looks like it is going to go only one way.

The Rapids won their opening game of the season but lost 1-0 to Red Bulls last weekend, a result they will be expected to bounce back from here.

Pablo Mastroeni will demand nothing more than a win but will make his side aware they are not to undermine their opposition or take things lightly just because of their previous two results. There will be plenty of respect on the field with Colorado looking to get the job done early.

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Minnesota United have really struggled in their opening two games of their first ever MLS campaign. This is one of the last places they will want to visit off the back of already conceding 11 goals this season.

Adrian Heath’s side were taken apart 6-1 in the coldest game in MLS history last weekend and things will get better for them. The side has plenty to learn and become accustom to and if they put in a solid performance this weekend they will send a message out to the rest of the Western Conference that they’re not just here for a hiding.

Minnesota are conceding a goal every 16 minutes so far this season. Defensively things are going to have to drastically improve if they’re to start picking up points.

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Team News

Colorado Rapids have four injury concerns as John Berner, Axel Sjoberg, Kevin Doyle and Alan Gordon are all sidelined.

Bernardo Anor and John Alvbage are Minnesota United’s only injury concerns heading into this tie.

Key Points

Colorado Rapids’ form: W/L

Minnesota United’s form: L/L

Key Stat: Fortress – Colorado Rapids have lost just once in their last 20 Major League Soccer home games

Key Player: Dominique Badji – The Rapids forward has netted once already this season and this is a great chance for him to show he can provide on a regular basis.

Dominique Badji celebrating his first goal of the season via:

Score Prediction

Colorado Rapids 5-0 Minnesota United – It’s not a prediction made lightly but Colorado are very strong at home and Minnesota have been thumped in both of their fixtures this season. We expect The Rapids to win comfortably.

MLS Preview and Prediction: New York City FC vs Montreal Impact

Competition: Major League Soccer – New York City FC vs. Montreal Impact
Venue: Yankee Stadium – Saturday, March 18 – 14:00 ET (18:00 GMT)
Match Odds: New York City 1/1 – Draw 5/2 – Montreal 12/5

Match Preview

New York City FC welcome Eastern Conference rivals Montreal Impact to Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a game which will have plenty to offer.

Patrick Vieira’s side come into this tie having demolished DC 4-0 last weekend. New York looked likely to score with each attacking and were defensively sound when put under pressure.

The NYCFC fans would have been delighted to see how their talisman David Villa linked up with new DP Maximiliano Moralez and that’s a partnership which has the potential to be one of the most deadly in Major League Soccer this season.

It’s been a slow start for Montreal Impact. They have picked up just one point from their two games and find themselves under pressure to get a result here.

After watching NYCFC last week we can expect Mauro Biello to set his side up to play on the counter. The vision of Ignacio Piatti to feed the pacey Dominic Oduro is a deadly combination that will be key to unlocking their opposition.

Montreal are going to have to be tighter at the back than they were last week. With ten minutes to go the points looked to be heading their way but complacency got the better of them. If their backline is not switched on here they will be punished.

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Team News

Mikey Lopez is out for New York City FC this weekend as he has undergone ankle surgery.

Andreas Romero is Montreal’s only injury concern so Biello has a near fully fit squad at his disposal.

Key Points

New York City’s form: L/W

Montreal Impact’s form: W/D

Key Stat: New York City FC have impressive home form, they’ve won eight of their last ten games at Yankee Stadium.

Key Player: David Villa – The Spaniard got off the mark last weekend with a classy brace. He’ll be looking to score for his second consecutive home game and fire NYCFC to victory.

Score Prediction

New York City FC 2-1 Montreal Impact – NYCFC to make it back-to-back wins in a tight game. Montreal certainly have the class to trouble New York but they have looked shaky at the back in their opening two fixtures – early season struggles to continue.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Leicester City vs Manchester City

Competition: Premier League – Leicester City FC vs. Manchester City

Venue: King Power Stadium – Saturday, December 10 – 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET)

Match Odds: Leicester 18/5 – Draw 3/1 – Man City 7/10

Match Preview

Leicester welcome Manchester City to the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening in a tie contested by two sides who will feel they’re under performing this season.

The Foxes are struggling to live up to the dizzy heights of last season and if they’re not careful they’ll find themselves in a relegation scrap.

Claudio Ranieri’s side are just two points above the bottom three and are in a dismal run of form. They need to get a string of positive results together and push their way up the Premier League table.

Leicester’s smash and grab style of football that won them the league last season isn’t having the same impact as it did, but a win here would make a huge difference to the mood around the King Power.

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Manchester City have been on track to challenge for the title from the start of the season but they come into this one having lost both the game and their discipline against Chelsea last weekend.

Pep Guardiola is under a little pressure and things are not going his way. City are now sitting fourth, four points off top spot. While this is not the time to panic, the City players are going to need to step up and strike fear back into their opponents.

City’s season is in good shape, they are well in the title race and, like Leicester, have qualified for the knockout rounds of the Champions League.

However, a loss here would open the possibility of City dropping out of the top four if other results go against them. In what appears to be the most competitive Premier League season ever, there is no hiding place for below-par performances.

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Team News

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel remains out. Danny Drinkwater will complete his three-game ban on the sideline for this one, other than those two, Ranieri has a clean bill of health for his side.

Manchester City will be without their goal machine Sergio Aguero and midfielder Fernandinho following their red cards last weekend. Guardiola’s selection issues are from back to front as he will also be without Nicolas Otamendi, who received his 5th yellow of the season last weekend, so now faces a one match suspension. Raheem Sterling’s return can’t come soon enough for City, he is expected to still be sidelined for this tie, while Vincent Kompany is out and Fabian Delph is a doubt.

Key Points

Leicester’s last five: D/L/L/D/L

Manchester City’s last five: W/D/W/W/L

Key Stat: Home comforts – Although Leicester are going through a rough patch, their home form is something they have been able to fall back on. They’re lost just once in their last 22 at the King Power.

Key Player: Kevin De Bruyne – The Belgian midfielder will be forgiven for feeling sorry for himself after he wasted a huge chance to put City out of sight in their loss last weekend. He’s not the sort to be denied and will be looking to make amends this time around. KDB will be sniffing in and around the penalty area for a goal.

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Score Prediction

Leicester City 1-3 Manchester City – Manchester City need a result following their ill-tempered defeat last weekend. Leicester’s struggles will continue here and City are one of the last sides they will want to be facing while they’re going through this difficult run of form.

International Friendly Preview and Prediction: Germany vs England

Competition: International Friendly – Germany vs England

Venue: Olympiastadion, Germany – Saturday, March 26 – 19:45 GMT (15:45 ET)

Match Odds: Germany 8/13 – Draw 29/10 – England 17/4

Match Preview

Three-time European Championship winners and current World champions Germany welcome England to the Olympiastadion on Saturday evening in a friendly tie that should be full of action.

The footballing machine that is Germany are arguably the best national team in the world at the moment and have a squad brimming with confidence.

They do however come into this friendly off the back of a 2-0 loss to France last time out in a game that will live long in the memory of players and fans alike for heartbreaking and disastrous reasons off the field.

This should be a good test for Germany ahead of the Euro’s and a tie for all to enjoy. They face Italy next so it’s going to be a tough international break for Joachim Löw’s side. Germany have won three of the last four meetings between these sides and will expect home advantage to help them through.

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England have a lot to be optimistic about heading into this tie in what is a new era for Roy Hodgson’s side. There are a lot of young and upcoming top talents in the squad and two exciting goal-machines upfront in the form of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy – the Premier League’s top two goalscorers.

Hodgson will be able to test out some different variations in this tie and it will again provide a test for the squad he has chosen. This will be also be a tough international break for England, as they face the Netherlands three days after this outing, so rotation is expected throughout.

England also played France in their last outing but they had a more favourable result, winning 2-0 at Wembley.

Hodgson’s side are held in high regard by Löw, who expects them to challenge to win Euro 2016 in France this summer, so this is a great chance to prove to any doubters England are more than capable of causing problems for the very best.

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Team News

The German squad is as strong as ever, with some of the highest regarded players once again earning a call up. The fierce attacking options at Löw’s disposal are frightening, with the likes of Thomas Muller, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil and Karim Bellarabi expecting to start in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Toni Kroos and Sami Khedira are expecting to fill the holding role, with Mats Hummels and Shkodran Mustafi in line to feature as the centre-back paring. Familiar faces included in the squad such as Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze, Mario Gomez and Emre Can will all be pushing to feature. Bastain Schweinsteiger has been ruled out through injury.

England are without regular goalkeeper Joe Hart, so Jack Butland is expected to start. The Tottenham Hotspur contingency in the squad, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane will hope their fine Premier League performances this season will be enough to gain some minutes in this tie. Hodgson has a solid squad heading into the clash with the likes of Jamie Vardy, James Milner, Chris Smalling and Jordan Henderson all having consistent domestic seasons. Danny Drinkwater will be itching to make his senior England debut and what a game it could be for him to feature in. Wayne Rooney and Raheem Sterling are both out through injury.

Key Points

Germany’s last five: W/W/L/W/L

England’s last five: W/W/W/L/W

Key Stat: England have only lost once in their last 17 games.

Key Player: Manuel Neuer – The German ‘keeper, widely regarded as the best in the world and equally as good with the ball at his feet, will prove as always so difficult to get the better of.

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Score Prediction

Germany 2-1 England – The German national side will prove to have just a little too much for England to deal with on Saturday. This game should provide both sides with a taster of what is to come from the Euro’s this summer and give both head coaches ideas of areas they will need to improve upon with just over two months to go.

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Manchester United vs Liverpool

Competition – Barclays Premier League – Manchester United vs. Liverpool 

Venue: Old Trafford – Saturday, September 12 – 12:30 ET (17:30 BST)

Match Odds: Manchester United 10/11 – Draw 12/5 – Liverpool 16/5

Match Preview

Manchester United host Liverpool in this weekends late kick off on Saturday. This is one of the biggest rivalries in the world, where we will see the two most successful English sides go head-to-head.

United come into this game with only one defeat in their last seven in the Premier League and have more confidence under Louis Van Gaal this season.

United have only lost two of their last 20 home games, which shows how difficult it will be for Liverpool to leave Old Trafford with all three points.

The United side should begin to settle now the transfer window has shut. David de Gea staying could see him return to the starting 11 and the squad can look to click into gear for the season.

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Liverpool come into this game with only one win in their last seven away from home, they have had a difficult start to the new season but it seems the foundations are in place for a strong campaign for Brendan Rodgers side.

Despite their poor away form they have picked up seven out of a possible 12 points this campaign and will be looking to bounce back from a shock 3-0 home defeat to West Ham last time out.

A win in this one would do the Liverpool players confidence the world of good and get the fans buzzing as they love nothing more than beating their rivals.

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Team News

Manchester United will be without Michael Carrick, as he pulled out of the England squad midweek with a calf injury. Phil Jones is set to return from the blood clot in his leg which has sidelined him for the last few games.

Liverpool could be without up to five players. Adam Lallana remains a doubt to feature this weekend with fellow midfielders Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen also unlikely to play. English duo Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan are both recovering from operations and remain sidelined.

Key Points

Manchester United’s Form: W/W/D/L 

Liverpool’s Form: W/W/D/L

Key Stat: Liverpool have netted just twice so far this season, showing a lack of potency up top but they will be hoping Christian Benteke can cause United problems.

Key Player: Wayne Rooney – It has been an eventful week for the England and Manchester United captain as he helped his nation qualify for the European Championships next summer. Most notably he broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of all-time England scorer and we expect the striker to be the difference this weekend as he looks to net his first league goal of the season.

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Score Prediction

Manchester United 2-0 Liverpool – Manchester United to dominate and show they are a much stronger force this season against a Liverpool side who haven’t quite got going in front of goal this campaign.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Columbus Crew vs Montreal Impact

Competition: Major League Soccer – Columbus Crew vs. Montreal Impact 

Venue: MAPFRE Stadium – Saturday, June 6 – 19:30 ET (00:30 BST)

Match Odds: Columbus 8/11 – Draw 14/5 – Montreal Impact 7/2

Match Preview

Columbus Crew entertain Montreal Impact on Saturday evening as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat.

Crew’s loss to Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night leaves Gregg Berhalter‘s side without a win in their last four games.

Their last win came against Seattle Sounders and they are going to need to pick things up to avoid their winless streak becoming a problem.

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Crew have seen their best form of the season come at the MAPFRE Stadium and they haven’t been beaten at home in four games.

Montreal Impact come into the game after their impressive 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday evening.

The Impact have now won three of their last four games and Frank Klopas‘ side are four points off the playoffs having played four games less than Philadelphia Union in sixth.

Klopas has a real problem with numbers as his injury list is the worst in Major League Soccer at the moment.

Jack McInerney scored in midweek and he will be hoping to add to his season tally of three as the pressure is on the available Impact players to perform under the strain of the injury problems.

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Team News

Columbus Crew have three injury concerns as Wil Trapp, Matt Lampson and Chris Klute are sidelined. Michael Parkhurst is available again after his missing out against Philadelphia through suspension.

Montreal Impact’s injury woes continue with up to ten players out. Justin Mapp, Adrian Lopez, Cameron Porter, Kenny Cooper, Dominic Oduro, Hassoun Camara, Victor Cabrera and Eric Miller all expected to miss out. Dilly Duka and Andres Romero are doubtful and Ambroise Oyongo is away on international duty with Cameroon. Marco Donadel desperately needs to avoid getting booked and picking up a suspension as Klopas already has enough to worry about with his selection.

 Key Points

Columbus Crew’s last five: W/L/D/D/L

Montreal Impact’s last five: L/W/W/L/W

Key Stat: Montreal Impact have failed to win in any of their last 21 away games and they haven’t beaten Columbus Crew in their last five attempts in all competitions.

Key Player: Kei Kamara – Crew missed his presence in the midweek game, which was already lost by the time he entered the frame. He will be hoping to show how valuable he is to his side this weekend.

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Score Prediction

Columbus Crew 2-1 Impact Montreal – The Crew to put their winless streak to an end with the Impact still struggling to win away from home in a game neither side can really afford to lose.

MLS Preview and Prediction: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew

Competition: Major League Soccer – Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew 

Venue: PPL Park – Wednesday, June 3rd – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST – Thursday, June 4th)

Match Odds: Philadelphia Union 13/10 – Draw 23/10 – Columbus Crew 21/10

Match Preview

Philadelphia Union take on Columbus Crew on Wednesday night in a key clash where both sides will be desperate to take all three points.

Philadelphia come into this one off the back of a 2-1 loss to DC United, which was their third loss in their last five games.

Jim Curtin‘s side has won two on the bounce prior to that though they have been in inconsistent form so far this campaign, which has seen them lose eight of their 14 regular season games. If they are to push for a playoff spot they are going to need to make their home form count, but things aren’t all that bad, as they are only two points adrift of the top six in the Eastern Conference.

Conceding goals has been a real problem for The Union and they haven’t been too good in front of goal either, scoring just 14 times this campaign, with Curtin’s forwards netting only six goals combined.

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Sebastien Le Toux notched his first of the season in the loss against DCU, but it was a disappointing result and The Union will be hoping to turn around their fortunes on Wednesday evening.

Columbus Crew come into the game after back-to-back draws. The Crew’s away form hasn’t been good but they will fancy their chances of picking up their first away win of the season in this one.

Gregg Berhalter will be delighted with Kei Kamara’s form as the forward has ten goals in 12 appearances so far this season and he looks on track to win the Golden Boot if he can keep it up.

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Columbus thumped The Union 4-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season and will be hoping for much of the same this time out.

Team News

Philadelphia Union could be without up to seven players through injury. Andre Blake, Michael Lahoud, Steven Vitoria, Conor Casey, Antoine Hoppenot, Raymon Gaddis and Jimmy McLaughlin are doubtful. Vincent Nogueira is one booking away from a suspension.

Columbus Crew have just two injury concerns as Wil Trapp and Matt Lampson are sidelined, while Michael Parkhurst is suspended following his red card against Orlando City last weekend.

Key Points

Philadelphia Union’s last five: L/L/W/W/L

Columbus Crew’s last five: L/W/L/D/D

Key Stat: Columbus Crew have yet to win on the road this season. This will give Philadelphia confidence heading into the tie.

Key Player: Kei Kamara – The striker’s performances cannot be ignored when picking a key player for this one. He is in scintillating form and will look to add to his impressive tally.

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Score Prediction

Philadelphia Union 1-1 Columbus Crew – A combination of Union’s inconsistent run of form and Crew SC’s inability to win on the road will inevitably lead to a draw here.

MLS Preview and Prediction: New England Revolution vs LA Galaxy

Competition: Major League Soccer – New England Revolution vs. LA Galaxy

Venue: Gillette Stadium – Sunday, May 31 – 19:00 ET (00:00 BST – Monday, June 1)

Match Odds: New England Revolution 5/4 – Draw 23/10 – LA Galaxy 11/5

Match Preview

New England Revolution welcome LA Galaxy to Gillette Stadium for a repeat of the 2014 MLS Cup final and the only fixture between these two sides in the 2015 MLS regular season.

The Revs come into this crucial encounter seeking revenge for the 2014 MLS Cup final defeat, but they’re on a run of four games without a win (D3, L1), although they’ve only lost once in their last 11.

Jay Heaps’ side are currently second in the Eastern Conference with 20 points from their opening 13 games and are also unbeaten in seven matches at home so far this season (W3, D4).

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LA Galaxy have put an end to a five-game winless streak by winning two on the bounce, beating both Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake 1-0 at StubHub Center.

Bruce Arena will be concerned with the Galaxy’s away form as they haven’t won any of their seven games on the road this season (D3, L4) – in-fact, LA haven’t won any of their last 13 away games in MLS.

The Galaxy are currently fourth in the Western Conference with 20 points from their first 14 games and a win here could potentially take them level with conference leaders Seattle.

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The last time these two met was of course the MLS Cup final in December 2014 that saw LA Galaxy win 2-1 after extra-time. The game was tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes before a Robbie Keane strike made the difference.

The most recent regular season meeting was a comprehensive 5-1 victory for LA Galaxy in July 2014 and the last fixture at Gillette Stadium saw the Revs thrash Galaxy 5-0 in June 2013, so this couldn’t be harder to predict.

Team News

New England Revolution will be without Darrius Barnes (knee) through injury, while key players Lee Nguyen and Chris Tierney will miss the game through suspension after they were both sent off against DC United last week.

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LA Galaxy defenders Todd Dunivant (knee), Robbie Rogers (achilles) and A.J. DeLaGarza (foot) could all miss out through injury, while goalkeeper Brian Perk is a long-term absentee with a broken ankle.

Key Points

New England Revolution’s last five: W/D/D/L/D

LA Galaxy’s last five: D/L/L/W/W

Key Stat: New England are undefeated in their last 17 home matches in MLS.

Key Player: Robbie Keane – The Galaxy have automatically looked more convincing since their skipper returned to action and he could play a crucial role in helping LA to secure a positive result.

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Score Prediction

New England Revolution 1-1 LA Galaxy – The Revs have drawn their last two home games 1-1, making it a likely scoreline against a Galaxy side that have won two on the bounce and have recovered well from the 4-0 loss in Orlando two weeks ago.