Our prediction for this MLS match:
Saputo Stadium will host Saturday’s football game between Montreal and Philadelphia Union, the two teams who are eyeing their first win of the season. Montreal aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Orlando City, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the U’s. Both Assi and Toye should miss out with injuries, while midfielder Ronell Quioto is banned for the match.
Philadelphia, on the other hand, played out a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United in the opening match of the season. The U’s are more of a team than the Canadians, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, the share of spoils is on the horizon. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Montreal. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Maximiliano Urruti):
Maximiliano Urruti is an Argentine footballer who was born in Rosario on February 22, 1991. Urruti is the product of Newell’s Old Boys youth school and he continued playing for the Argentine club at senior level. After scoring 12 goals in 57 appearances in the league for Newell’s, the prolific striker joined Toronto FC on August 16, 2013, making his MLS debut two days later.
Maximiliano Urruti played for the likes of Portland Timbers and FC Dallas as well before joining Montreal Impact in 2019. On March 3, 2019, he played his first match for the Canadians against San Jose Earthquakes. Despite producing fine performances in the Major League Soccer, Urruti has yet to make his debut for the Argentina national team.
His main position is centre forward, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. His contract with Montreal Impact should expire on December 31, 2020. It has to be noted that he won the MLS Cup with Portland Timbers in 2015.
Highlighted Team (Philadelphia Union):
Based in Chester, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Union is an American soccer club that compete in Major League Soccer. The U have been participating in MLS since 2010, but they have yet to win the domestic trophy. Philadelphia welcome their opponents at Talen Energy Stadium, the venue that was opened on June 27, 2010 and current capacity of the stadium is 18.500.
The U made it to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final on two occasions (2014, 2015), but they were beaten by Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City respectively in the title games. The likes of D.C. United and New York Red Bulls are regarded as the club’s fiercest rivals, but they share a rivalry with Seattle Sounders as well.
Philadelphia’s colors are navy blue and gold, but they wear white shirts and white socks when playing on the road. USA international Freddy Adu is one of the most notable footballers who player for the U in the past. The former Benfica man scored seven goals in 37 appearances for Philadelphia Union in MLS.