Our prediction for this MLS match:
DRV PNK Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Inter Miami and Montreal, who face each other at the start of the new MLS campaign. Inter Miami did well to make it to the MLS playoffs last season, but New York City proved to be a big catch for Phil Neville’s troops. Since the Herons kick off new season without the Higuain brothers, home win should not be considered. A man to watch in the home team will be El Pipita’s replacement, Josef Martinez.
The Canadian outfit, meanwhile, were producing fine performances in pre-season, with the team beating both Inter Miami and Tamba Bay, while sharing the spoils with Houston Dynamo, and seeing that the club chiefs managed to keep hold of key players in the last transfer window, away win should be considered. In their last meeting at the venue, Montreal defeated Inter Miami 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Kieran Gibbs):
Kieran Gibbs is a professional footballer who plays as a left-back for the English National team and Championship club West Bromwich Albion. Born in London on the 26th of September, 1989, Gibbs's football journey began at the Wimbledon Academy in 2001. Three years later, he joined Premier League giants Arsenal and regularly featured for their reserve team.
His performances earned him his first professional contract, which he signed in September 2007. Gibbs then made his professional debut for the Gunners a month later, in a 3-0 away win over Sheffield in the League Cup. Barring his six-month loan stint at Norwich in 2008, the Left-back spent most of his decade long career at Arsenal playing for the club, making over 200 appearances in all competitions.
At the start of the 17/18 season, Gibbs left Arsenal to join West Brom on a four-year deal worth 6.5 million pounds and has since made 79 appearances for the club. His career honors include winning the 13/14 and 14/15 editions of the FA cup and 2014 and 2015 Community Shield. The 30-year-old additionally has capped ten times for England, making his debut in a friendly against Hungary on the 11th of August, 2010.
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.