Our prediction for this MLS match:
Montreal and Orlando City face each other at Saputo Stadium in what is expected to be a close Major League Soccer game. The Canadians aim to build on a 2-0 win over Los Angeles Galaxy, but Sunday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts. Montreal’s injury list is pretty long, with all Quioto, Toye, Vilsaint, Lappalainen, Piette, Kwizera, Miljevic, and Pantemis missing out with injuries.
The Lions, on the other hand, head into the match following back-to-back wins over New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City. Orlando City, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why we are going to bet on draw. As for the away team, all Duncan McGuire, Luca Petrasso, and Mauricio Pereyra are out of contention through injuries. Oscar Pareja is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated LA Galaxy.
Highlighted Player (Romell Quioto):
Romell Quioto is a pacey winger who plays for both Houston Dynamo and the Honduras national football team. Quioto was born in Balfate (Honduras) on August 9, 1991 and he played for Union Ajax during his youth career. The Honduras striker started his senior career at Vida and it has to be noted that he scored 20 goals in 77 appearances in the league for the club.
In 2012 he was sent on loan to Polish club Wisla Krakow, but he played no more than nine games for The White Star in Ekstraklasa. Romell Quioto then took a step forward in his career as he signed a contract with famous Honduras club Olimpia. After scoring 38 goals in 96 league fixtures for the capital club the 180-cm-tall attacker decided to taste MLS football.
Quioto moved to Houston Dynamo in December, 2016 and he has been playing for the Major League Soccer club ever since. Speaking of his international debut, Romell Quioto received his first call-up for Honduras on February 29, 2012 for a friendly game against Ecuador.
Highlighted Team (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place).
Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.