Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when last season’s finalists Seattle Sounders and Toronto face each other at CenturyLink Field. Seattle have been scoring goals for fun of late and they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with New England in their last league match. Experienced attacker Clint Dempsey failed to find the net in Sunday’s football match, but he will be the man to watch in the home team in the upcoming derby against Toronto. You should bear in mind that the title holders are eyeing their second home win of the season. The Reds, on the other hand, outplayed Houston Dynamo at the weekend, with Jozy Altidore scoring a brace for the Canadian outfit. Fellow attacker Sebastian Giovinco provided an assist for Altidore for Toronto’s second goal and all eyes will be on the duo when Toronto face Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. The Canadians, though, often struggle on the travels and we predict that the hosts will pick up all three points from the game.
Highlighted Player (Clint Dempsey):
Clint Dempsey is regarded as one of the most significant MLS stars. The USA veteran was born on March 9, 1983 and he gain popularity during his spell with Fulham. Dempsey scored 50 goals in 184 league appearances for the Cottagers and, as a result, Tottenham Hotspur owners decided to bring him to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2012. The USA international, though, was struggling to find his best form in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he netted only seven goals in 29 league fixtures. From 2004 to 2006 Dempsey played for New England Revolution and in 2013 he returned to MLS, signing a four-year contract with Seattle Sounders for a fee of $9 million. He made his Seattle debut on August 20, 2013, coming as a substitute in a 2-1 win over Toronto. In 2016 Clint Dempsey helped the Sounders clinch the MLS Cup trophy and, speaking of his international titles, it has to be noted that he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with USA on two occasions (2005, 2007).
Highlighted Team (Toronto FC):
Toronto are a club based in Canada, but they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2007. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment own both the soccer club and National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs. BMO Field is the club’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 30.000. The Canadian outfit impressed in the 2016 MLS Cup and they faced Seattle Sounders in the title game at BMO Field. However, the Canadians were more than unfortunate not to lift the silverware as they were beaten by the Sounders on penalties. Speaking of the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC won their fifth domestic title in 2016, with the team beating Vancouver Whitecaps in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact are considered the club’s biggest rivals and there have always been fireworks in meetings between the two Canadian sides. Toronto FC’s home kit is red and it is no surprise they are nicknamed the Reds. It has to be noted that the club was founded back in 2005.