Our prediction for this MLS match:
Toronto are enjoying a very successful season and it is more than obvious that they are eager to regain the MLS Cup trophy, but they suffered two shocking defeats in late September. The Reds, though, quickly bounced back from back-to-back losses to the likes of Montreal Impact and New England, with the team beating New York Red Bulls at home in their last league match. Jozy Altidore returns from international duty and the USA attacker is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. Toronto are determined to get their revenge on Montreal for the heavy 5-3 loss and we predict that the Eastern Conference leaders are going to leave their hearts on the field in Sunday’s football game. The Impact suffered seven defeats in previous eight league matches and they are unlikely to spoil Toronto’s party at BMO Field. Yet another man to watch in the home team will be Italy international Sebastian Giovinco, who has netted 15 goals in MLS so far this term.
Highlighted Player (Sebastian Giovinco):
Sebastian Giovinco is the Italian football ace who plays for Toronto FC as a forward. His side position is attacking midfielder and he is undisputedly the team’s key player. Giovinco began his senior career at Juventus and he played for the likes of Empoli and Parma on loan during his spell at Serie A as well. The 162-cm tall footballer joined Toronto on January 19, 2015 and he has been playing for the Canadian outfit ever since. Giovinco scored 21 goals in 34 league fixtures in the 2016 MLS campaign and he is likely to play an important role in Greg Vanney’s team in the 2017 season. The Italian star made his debut for the Azzurri on February 9, 2011 in a 1-1 draw with Germany in Dortmund and it has to be noted that he won a silver medal with Italy national football team at the 2012 European Championship. Sebastian Giovinco was born in Turin on January 26, 1987 and in May 2013 his wife Shari gave birth to their first child Jacopo.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact is 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.