Our football match prediction:
Red Bulls will be hoping to extend their winning streak when they welcome Montreal Impact, who need to make a swift return to winning ways after a 2-1 slump against Dallas.New York Red Bulls are enjoying quite a scoring feast lately, having scored eight goals in their last two matches. The Bulls are coming off from a compelling 3-0 win at Minnesota with goals from Royer, Wright-Phillips and Muyl and will be keen to continue with strong performances as they look to go further up the Eastern Conference table. Currently in fifth and only one point behind Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls want to keep hold of the playoffs seating. On the other side, Montreal Impact are still with a chance to make it into the playoffs given the fact they have two games in hand on most of the teams in the Conference. The eighth place is by no means flattering and Montreal will surely need to show improvement in their next matches but the away form is not offering great promise knowing that Montreal managed only 2 wins in their last 14 matches on the road.
Highlighted Player (Felipe):
Felipe Campanholi Martins is a Brazilian footballer who was born on September 30, 1990 in Engenheiro Beltrao. After playing for the likes of PSTC-Londrina, Atletico Catarinense and Campo Grande during his youth career, he started his senior career at Padova. The Brazilian midfielder appeared in no more than four league matches for the Italian club and in 2009 he moved to Switzerland, signing a deal with FC Winterthur. At the end of the season he joined fellow Swiss Super League club Lugano and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular. In the winter of 2011 Felipe moved to MLS, signing a deal with expansion team Montreal Impact. He scored his first MLS goal in a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on May 5, 2012 and he has been playing an important role in the team ever since. Felipe has yet to represent Brazil at senior level, but he could play for Canada national team in the future as he applied for permanent residency.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact are 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.