Our prediction for this MLS match:
DC United and Montreal go head to head at Audi Field in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Sunday’s program. The capital club have been struggling at the back of late, with the team suffering a massive 7-0 loss to Philadelphia in MLS, while losing to Bayern Munich 6-2 in a friendly on Thursday. The hosts are low on spirits ahead of the visit of Montreal, which is probably the main reason why home win should not be considered.
All Brad Smith, Jacob Greene, and Adrien Perez remain in the recovery room, while Bill Hamid (illness) is a major doubt. The Canadian outfit, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Toronto. Montreal have already recorded four wins on the road this term, and they are surely capable of beating DC United, who struggle at the back. Kamal Miller serves a one-game ban, while both Tomas Giraldo and Bjorn Johnsen are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Felipe Martins):
Felipe Campanholi Martins is a Brazilian footballer who was born on September 30, 1990 in Engenheiro Beltrao. After playing for the likes of PSTC-Londrina, Atletico Catarinense and Campo Grande during his youth career, he started his senior career at Padova.
The Brazilian midfielder appeared in no more than four league matches for the Italian club and in 2009 he moved to Switzerland, signing a deal with FC Winterthur. At the end of the season he joined fellow Swiss Super League club Lugano and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. In the winter of 2011 Felipe moved to MLS, signing a deal with expansion team Montreal Impact.
He scored his first MLS goal in a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on May 5, 2012 and he has been playing an important role in the team ever since. Felipe has yet to represent Brazil at senior level, but he could play for Canada national team in the future as he applied for permanent residency.
Highlighted Team (Montreal CF):
Club de Foot Montréal is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. They are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801.
The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal CF did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game.
Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Impact won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.