Our forecast for this MLS game:
Player in focus (Luciano Acosta):
Luciano Acosta is a skilled soccer player known for his position as an attacking midfielder on the team DC United. He was born on May 31, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and began his professional career with his local team, Boca Juniors. Acosta, who stands at 160 cm, scored 2 goals in 25 games for the well-known Argentine club before joining Estudiantes on loan in 2016.
In 2017, he transferred to DC United and has remained a member of the MLS club. Throughout the 2018 season, Luciano Acosta’s performance was outstanding, with the Argentine player scoring 10 goals and assisting his teammates with 15. Despite his impressive showing in the MLS campaign, he has not been chosen to represent the Argentina national football team.
Acosta primarily plays the role of an attacking midfielder, but he also has the ability to function as a second striker or centre forward. His current contract with DC United is set to end on December 31, 2019, and his preferred foot for playing is his right.
The featured team (New York Red Bulls):
The Red Bulls, a team from New York City, were the first to join Major League Soccer. In 2006, the club was purchased by Red Bull GmbH, earning them the nickname “Red Bulls.” Their home games are held at Red Bull Arena, and their team colors are white and red.
However, when playing away games, the Red Bulls typically wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts. In 2008, the New York Red Bulls reached the MLS Cup final, but were unable to defeat the Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center. The team has had many talented players in the past, but former Arsenal player Thierry Henry is often associated with the club.
During his time with the New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014, Henry scored a total of 51 goals in 122 league games. It is important to mention that on March 31, 2012, he achieved his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 win against Montreal Impact. Notably, other renowned players such as Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill have also played for the club in the past.