Our prediction for this MLS match:
Red Bull Arena will host Sunday’s MLS game between New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, the two bottom-table sides. The Metros sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but they are only one point behind the playoffs berth. This has to go down as a must-win situation for the hosts and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Reds. Andres Reyes misses out through suspension, while all Dante Vanzeir, Lewis Morgan, Steven Sserwadda, and Serge Ngoma remain in the treatment room.
Toronto, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom with only 22 points on their account and seeing that they head into Sunday’s clash with the lack of motivation, anything but a routine home win would be a big surprise. All Raoul Petretta, Brandon Servania, Lorenzo Insigne, Sean Johnson, Gregory Ranjitsingh, and Adama Diomande are injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Lorenzo Insigne):
Born in Frattamaggiore, Naples on June 4, 1991, Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays for his hometown club Napoli in the Serie A. Insigne is a product of Olimpia Sant’Arpino football school, but he joined the Partenopei at the age of 15.
The diminutive attacker scored his first ever goal in the Italian top flight on September 16, 2012 in a 3-1 win over Parma. Insigne, who played for the likes of Cavese, Foggia and Pescara on loan before returning to Naples, made his debut with the Italian national team on September 11, 2012 in the World Cup qualifier against Malta.
The Napoli forward scored his first ever goal for the Azzurri in a friendly against Argentina on August 14, 2013. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a second striker as well. Lorenzo Insigne has a contract with Napoli until June 30, 2022.
Highlighted Team (New York Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.