Our prediction for this MLS match:
Montreal Impact and Inter Miami, the two hit-by-injuries teams, go head to head at Saputo Stadium in what is expected to be a very entertaining MLS game. Montreal suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution in the previous two league fixtures, and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans something to cheer about.
The Canadian outfit have been struggling at the back of late, and it is no wonder they are seen as underdogs in Sunday’s football match. Inter Miami failed to turn their dominance into victory in a 1-1 draw with Atlanta United, but they are surely capable of beating Montreal behind closed doors. The likes of Choiniere, Jackson-Hamel, Lappalainen, Maciel, Okwonkwo, and Saba are sidelined with injury for the hosts, while Acosta, Agudelo, Norman, Reyes, Robles, and Ulysse should miss the game for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Jukka Raitala):
Columbus Crew full back Jukka Raitala was born in Kerava, Finland on September 15, 1988. Raitala started his senior career at Klubi-04 and after making 22 league appearances for the club, he moved to HJK in 2007. After ending his spell with Helsinki, the Finland international signed a loan deal with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
During his spell with die Kraichgauer he appeared for the reserve team as well and in 2011 he was loaned again, this time out to Osasuna. On August 28, 2011 he made his Primera Division debut with los Rojillos playing as a left back against Atletico Madrid. Raitala played for the likes of Heerenveen, FC Vestsjaelland, Aalborg and Sogndal in the past as well he signed for Columbus Crew for the 2017 season.
The Columbus defender made his Finland debut on February 4, 2009 in a friendly against Japan. It has to be noted that he represented Finland at the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 2009.
Highlighted Team (Inter Miami):
Inter Miami is an American football (soccer) club that has been competing in the Major League Soccer since 2020. The Herons faced Los Angeles FC on their MLS debut, with the team suffering a 1-0 loss at Venue Banc of California Stadium.
Inter Miami recorded their first MLS win on August 23, 2020, with the team beating Orlando City 3-2 during the coronavirus pandemic. The Herons wear white shirts and violet shorts when playing at home, while black is the dominant colour of their away jersey. Inter Miami welcome their rivals at Inter Miami FC Stadium, the venue which can hold no more than 18,000 spectators.
The stadium was opened on July 18, 2020. Former Manchester United and England ace David Beckham shares the ownership of the club with the likes of Marcelo Claure, Jorge and Jose Mas, and Masayoshi Son. Uruguay tactician Diego Alonso is the first head coach in the history of the club.