Our prediction for this MLS match:
All eyes will be on Stade Saputo when Montreal Impact and New York City face each other on Saturday evening. The Canadian club recorded three wins in previous four league matches and the fact that they have been impressive at the back at the start of the season is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of New York City. Omar Browne, who came as a substitute and scored the winner against Chicago Fire, is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up for the hosts.
New York City have been in a fine form of late. Following back-to-back wins over DC United and Chicago Fire, Domenec Torrent’s troops shared the spoils with Orlando City in their last league match. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Stade Saputo and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils this time out.
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 (New York City):
New York City are an American soccer club and they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2015. The Pigeons play their home games at Yankee Stadium and they are the second club in New York after the New York Red Bulls.
Famous Arsenal player Patrick Vieira took over the reins in January, 2016 and he helped the team finish the season in second place in the Eastern Conference. However, they were totally outclassed by Toronto FC (0-7 on aggregate) in the conference semifinals.
New York City chiefs have been pumping up a lot of money into the squad ever since the team began play in MLS and it has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo and David Villa played for the Pigeons in the 2016 season. New York City footballers wear sky blue shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the team’s away kit is dark blue.
Companies City Football Group (80%) and Yankee Global Enterprises own the club.