Our prediction for this MLS match:
Buoyed by a splendid 7-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, LA Galaxy will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host Montreal Impact at their Dignity Health Sports on Sunday morning. LA Galaxy produced their best performance of the season at the weekend, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring a hat-trick and, no doubt, all eyes will be on the Swedish veteran when Guillermo Barros’ troops face Montreal Impact this weekend.
The Canadians, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of DC United and Cincinnati in previous two league fixtures and seeing that LA Galaxy are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to California. Yet another man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Sebastian Lletget, who scored a brace against the Wizards.
Highlighted Player (Jonathan dos Santos):
While playing at a youth tournament in France, Jonathan Dos Santos was spotted by FC Barcelona scouts, who were delighted with what they saw. The Barca chiefs decided to bring Jonathan and his brother Giovani to La Masia, with both passing the trial.
The Mexican midfielder, who was born in Monterrey on April 26, 1990, scored 6 goals in 81 appearances for Barcelona B from 2009 to 2012, but he played no more than 14 games for the senior team in the Spanish top flight. On July 9, 2014 Jonathan dos Santos moved to Villareal and he scored his first La Liga goal in December against Deportivo La Coruna.
The Mexico international played an important role at Villarreal until 2017 when he decided to sign a contract with MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy. The biggest success of his career, though, is winning the UEFA Champions League title in the 2010/2011 season with Barca. Unlike his brother, Jonathan’s 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.