Our prediction for this MLS match:
After impressing in pre-season, Dallas kicked off the new MLS campaign with a 2-0 win over Philadelphia Union. The Toros are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Montreal Impact, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Canadian outfit. A man to watch in the home team will be Czech Republic international Zdenek Ondrasek, who opened his goal-scoring account in the 2-0 triumph over Philadelphia.
Montreal Impact aim to build on a 2-1 win over New England, but it is well known that they produce much better showings at home than on the travels. Dallas defenders should have Argentina international Maximilliano Urruti at bay, who found the net in the 2-1 win over the Revs. A close encounter is on the cards at Toyota Stadium, but we believe that home win should be considered as the Toros are a real force to be reckoned with at home.
Highlighted Player (Matt Hedges):
Matthew Hedges is a 193-cm tall centre back who was born in Rochester, New York on April 1, 1990. At the age of 18 he started his college career at Butler Bulldogs and in 2011 he moved to North Carolina Tar Heels. After scoring 18 goals in total in college football, Matt played for Reading United before joining MLS club FC Dallas.
The American footballer has been playing for FC Dallas since 2012 and in 2016 he won both US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield with the Toros. Matthew Hedges made his debut for USA national soccer team on February 8, 2015, coming as a substittute in the 72nd minute in a friendly against Panama.
2017 was the most successful year of his career as he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the Yenks. USA defeated Jamaica 2-1 in the title game, but Matt Hedges was not given an opportunity to play in the final. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. The Impact 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 Impact 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.