Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Dick’s Sporting Goods Park when Colorado Rapids and Toronto face each other in the Major League Soccer. Colorado are undefeated in the previous ten league fixtures, but it has to be noted that they have drawn the previous three MLS games. The Rapids are eyeing their sixth home win of the season, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Fit-again midfielder Younes Namli is pushing for his first start of the season.
The Reds, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Inter Miami, with the team beating Nashville 2-1 in their last league match. To make things even better for the fans, Toronto rolled over York Utd 4-0 in the Canadian Championship in midweek. Anyhow, home win should be considered as the Reds often struggle on the travels. All Akinola, Altidore, Pozuelo, and Priso-Mbongue are injured for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Diego Rubio):
Diego Rubio is a Chilean attacker who signed his first professional deal with Colo-Colo. Rubio, though, made only eight league appearances (scoring three goals) for the Chilean outfit and in 2011 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Primeira Liga team Sporting Lisbon. After playing only 11 league matches for the Lions, the 179-cm tall striker joined Spanish club Valladolid at the age of 22.
It has to be noted that during his spell with Sporting Lisbon he was loaned to the likes of Pandurii Targu Kiu and Sandnes Ulf. On September 1, 2016 Diego Rubio signed a permanent teal with Sporting Kansas City and he has been playing for the MLS club ever since.
Rubio was born on May 15, 1993 in Santiago, the capital of Chile, and he made his debut for the Chilean national football team in June, 2011 against Paraguay. His contract with Sporting Kansas City expires on June 30, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Toronto FC):
Toronto is a club based in Canada, but they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2007. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment own both the soccer club and National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs. BMO Field is the club’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 30.000.
The Canadian outfit impressed in the 2016 MLS Cup and they faced Seattle Sounders in the title game at BMO Field. However, the Canadians were more than unfortunate not to lift the silverware as they were beaten by the Sounders on penalties.
Speaking of the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC won their fifth domestic title in 2016, with the team beating Vancouver Whitecaps in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in meetings between the two Canadian sides. Toronto FC’s home kit is red and it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Reds. It has to be noted that the club was founded back in 2005.