Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following a heavy 3-0 loss to newcomers St Louis City, San Jose Earthquakes will look to give fans some cheer when they welcome Toronto to their PayPal Park on Sunday. The Earthquakes aim to keep their 100% record at home intact, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Carlos Gruezo suffered an injury at the weekend, with Michael Baldisimo likely to replace him in the starting XI, while all Rodrigues, Tsakiris, Cardoso, and Judson remain in the treatment room.
The Reds, on the other hand, aim to build on a 2-0 win over Inter Miami, but given their difficulties on the road, we believe that gamblers from all around the world can find value in betting on San Jose. Toronto key forward Lorenzo Insigne is injured, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. Adama Diomande and Cristian Gutierrez are sidelined with injuries as well.
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 (San Jose Earthquakes):
San Jose Earthquakes are members of the Western Conference of Major League Soccer. The Quakes have been participating in the league since 1996 and they won their first MLS Cup trophy in 2001. Back then San Jose outplayed star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy in the title game, but it has to be noted that they scored the winner in the extra time.
Two years later the Quakes managed to repeat the success, with the team beating Chicago Fire in the 2003 MLS Cup final. Avaya Stadium is the home ground of San Jose Earthquakes and the capacity of the venue is 18.000. The construction of the stadium cost no less than $100 million and the venue was opened in March, 2015. The club’s home colors are blue and black, whilst the Quakes wear white and red shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
Chris Wondolowski is the club’s biggest star and he has been playing for San Jose Earthquakes since 2009. The USA ace has 121 league goals on his account ahead of the start of the 2017 season.