Our prediction for this MLS match:
New York City and Montreal Impact square off against each other at Yankee Stadium on Sunday morning. New York City failed to impress in a 3-1 loss at Columbus Crew, with the team extending their winless run in the league to three games. The hosts aim to retain their spot in top six, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Heber and Zelalem remain in the recovery room for the hosts, while Tayvon Gray is a major doubt after being tested positive for coronavirus.
Montreal Impact, on the other hand, did well to make amends for back-to-back losses to Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution. The Canadian outfit regained a much-needed confidence, but given the importance of Sunday’s game for New York City, home win should be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be former Barca ace Bojan Krkic.
Highlighted Player (Alexandru Mitrita):
Italian Serie A is a Romanian footballer who is well known for his height. The 199-cm attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, was born in Craiova on February 8, 1995 and he started his youth career at Turnu Severin.
In 2012 he moved to fellow Romanian club Viitorul Constanta and in 2015 he signed a deal with Italian side Pescara. After scoring 2 goals in 34 appearances for the Dolphins, he returned to Romania, signing a contract with Universitatea Craiova. Alexandru Mitrita was on New York City’s radar during the 2017/2018 season and seeing that he scored 18 goals in the national championship, the chiefs of the MLS club decided to sign him in 2019.
The Romanian footballer made his MLS soccer debut in a 2-2 draw with Orlando City, but he failed to find the net. Alexandru Mitrita’s preferred foot is right, but he often plays as a left winger.
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.