Our forecast for this MLS game:
Player in focus (Luciano Acosta):
Luciano Acosta is a skilled soccer player for DC United, known for his position as an attacking midfielder. He was born on May 31, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began his professional career at Boca Juniors, his hometown club. In 2016, Acosta joined Estudiantes on loan and scored 2 goals in 25 games for the renowned Argentine team.
In 2017, he joined DC United and has remained a member of the MLS club. Luciano Acosta stood out in the 2018 season, scoring 10 goals and assisting his teammates with 15 goals. However, despite his impressive performance, he has not been selected for the Argentina national football team.
Acosta primarily plays as an attacking midfielder, but he also has the ability to play as a second striker or centre forward. His contract with DC United is set to end on December 31, 2019 and he favors using his right foot.
The team that is being emphasized (Columbus Crew):
The Columbus Crew is a soccer team from Columbus, Ohio. They compete in the Eastern Conference and in 2008, they were the champions of both the conference and the MLS Cup final. The Black & Gold secured their victory against the New York Red Bulls, with players Moreno, Marshall, and Hejduk scoring in the title match.
The team hosts their opponents at Mapfre Stadium, which was inaugurated on May 15, 1999. The stadium’s current capacity is 19,968 and it is worth mentioning that Mapfre Stadium was the first stadium specifically designed for an MLS club.
Several notable athletes were once members of the Columbus Crew team, but the most renowned soccer player to don the black and yellow jersey was Guillermo Barros Schelotto. Schelotto was a member of the Columbus Crew from 2007 to 2010, and during his time with the team at Mapfre Stadium, they were victorious in the MLS Cup mentioned above.