NYFC Vs PU Dream 11 Prediction: MLS Is Back offers a way to usher in a restart to the Major League Soccer.
With the regular season of MLS 2020-21 not being considered conducive to go on amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers worked hard to allow football in the competition to restart. Their vigorous and gruelling efforts will finally be brought to fruition this Thursday with the MLS Is Back tournament seeing football once again commence in the country.
A complete newly worked format in a bid to fill in the insatiable hunger for footballing action in the country, the new competition will be contested in the form of a tournament rather than the usual league stage format. 25 clubs have been drawn up into groups of 6 with each conference being split into groups of three each.
“The opportunity to have clubs in a controlled environment enables us to help protect the health of our players, coaches and staff as we return to play. We also recognize that the death of George Floyd and others has focused our country on issues of racial injustice, inequality and violence against black men and women. Together with our owners, players and staff, the League and its Clubs are deeply committed to creating meaningful and impactful programs to address these issues that have plagued our society for far too long, “said MLS Commissioner Don Garber when speaking about the league’s return.
The action will restart today with Eastern Conference sides, New York City and Philadelphia Union going at loggerheads today. It’s a tie which comes bearing with it colossal ramifications for these two Group A sides who were left winless after the opening couple of matches in the 2020 season of the league.
We envision this being a gruelling affair for either side with each team looking to approach this one tentatively. Fine margins will come into play to determine the winner from this closely contested affair with us envisaging the home side managing to break the deadlock to squirm to a win.
Probable Playing 11
- Burke will miss out on the remainder of the competition owing to travel restrictions in place in lieu of COVID.
New York City
Sean Johnson, Anton Tinnerholm, James Sands, Alexander Callens, Ronald Matarrita, Alexander Ring, Jesus Medina, Keaton Parks, Maxi Moralez, Alexandru Mitrița, Heber
Andre Blake, Raymon Gaddis, Jakob Glesnes, Mark McKenzie, Matthew Real, Alejandro Bedoya, Jose Martinez, Jamiro Monteiro, Brendan Aaronson, Kacper Przybyłko, Sergio Santos
Match: New York Vs Union Group A
Date And Time: 9th July, Thursday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Wide World of Sports Complex, Bay Lake
Top Goal Scorer
New York City
- Alexandru Mitrița
- Santos: 1 Goal
Union Vs New York City: 1-2
While the opening set of fixtures didn’t quite swing New York City’s way, the side managed to save itself from embarrassing results owing to resolute and perseverant brand of goal-keeping of Sean Johnson. The player ensured his side’s goal remained unsullied largely, letting in a frugal two goals in two contests to make us opt for his sprawling expertise for the day’s clash.
We will be partnering him alongside Maxime Chanot who played an equally pivotal role in making the team such a staunch backline. Elsewhere, despite letting in three goals in their 3-3 draw, Philadelphia managed to keep a 0-0 cleansheet as well to see us repose faith in a slew of picks from the side.
We have the three names from the side represent us for the forthcoming tie, not only courtesy of the side’s acumen in defence but the fact that New York City are still to score this season. Its been a dreary start for the club, one the visiting team will be looking to capitalise on and imbed in place a shutdown on the day.
And in the guile filled and gusty Kai Wagner, Ramon Gaddis and Jack Elliott, the side is endowed with three names capable of grabbing the game by the scruff of its neck to occult attacking forays scoured their way.
If there’s one player capable of helping New York City break free of the lull they find themselves in when it comes to the attacking side of the game, it’s the flair filled Alexandru Mitrita to see us make him the sole pick from the side.
The opposition on the other hand will see us opt for a partnership, one which was quiessential in the side’s 3-3 draw prior to the league’s curtailment. Brenden Aaronson scored in that encounter while Jamiro Monteiro popped up with an assist to his name to make the vibrant and robust partnership a must have pick for us.
Sergio Santos both scored and assist in that clash to see him become our first pick in this culminating ambit. We are pairing him alongside the quirky and radiant Kacper Przybylko, a partnership which has over the course of the last year grown in stature for the club with their ability to put defences to the sword.
Elsewhere, the luscious Heber from New York City will be making a foray from the home side to wrap up our set of pick for today.
Captain And Vice-Captain
A goal and assist for him till now will see us make Santos our captain while Brenden is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Johnson, Gaddis, Elliott, Wagner, Chanot, Aaronson, Monteiro, Mitrita, Santos, Kacper, Heber
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.