Our prediction for this MLS match:
New York Red Bulls play host to Montreal at their Red Bull Arena in what is expected to be an interesting MLS game. The Metros have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team losing to Minnesota United, beating New England Revolution, while sharing the spoils with Columbus Crewe. New York Red Bulls aim to overtake Philadelphia in top position, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Midfielder Franuel Amaya is banned for the hosts, while all Cameron Harper, Wikelman Carmona, and Andres Reyes should miss out with injuries.
The Canadian outfit, on the other hand, recorded a thrilling 4-3 win over Cincinnati at the weekend, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry on Saturday. Since New York Red Bulls are desperate to record their first home win of the process, Montreal are unlikely to grab something from the Red Bull Arena clash. All Mason Toye, Ahmed Hamdi, Samuel Piette, and Tomas Giraldo are sidelined with injuries, while Bjorn Johnsen is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Royer):
Daniel Royer is an Austrian winger who was born in Schladming on May 22, 1990. After starting his youth career at local club Schladming, Royer moved to Sturm Graz in 2004. Five years later the 175-cm-tall footballer began his senior career at Pashing and after scoring 6 goals in 25 appearances for the club, he moved to Ried.
Daniel Royer played for the likes of Hannover, Koln, Austria Wien and Midtjylland as well before joining New York Red Bulls in 2016. In the 2017 MLS season the Austria international established himself as a first-team regular, scoring no less than 12 goals in the process.
Speaking of his international career, Royer made his Austria debut on June 3, 2011, replacing Martin Harnik in the EURO 2012 qualifier against Germany. Daniel Royer’s main position is left winger, but is used as a right winger as well. It has to be noted that the Austria international doesn’t have a preferred foot.
Highlighted Team (Montreal CF):
Club de Foot Montréal is a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. They 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 CF 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.