Our football match prediction:
Back-to-back stalemates come at a highly difficult time for Eastern Conference leaders Toronto FC who are getting ready to welcome top-spot challengers New York City FC on Sunday. The BMO Field crowd bear witness to Toronto FC’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Colorado Rapids last week. Having opened the scoring after only five minutes through Chapman, the hosts were expected to glide through the match and seal a victory, more so when one of league’s top midseason signings last year Armando Cooper was introduced. A shadow of his former self, Cooper singlehandedly gave the game away and cost his team two points. Siting top of the charts with three points ahead of their next week’s rivals, Toronto FC cannot afford any more mistakes. New York City FC are coming to town buoyed by their 2-1 win over Chicago Fire on Saturday. The New Yorkers overcame an early red card for Yangel Herrera to beat the in-form rivals courtesy of David Villa and Frederic Brilliant. David Villa continued his fine form by scoring his 14th goal of the season and will be expected to lead his men forward in an important match that could see FC take over the leading spot in the Eastern Conference.
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 (New York City):
New York City are an American soccer club and they have been competing in Major League Soccer since 2015. The Pigeons play their home games at Yankee Stadium and they are the second club in New York after the New York Red Bulls. Famous Arsenal player Patrick Vieira took over the reins in January, 2016 and he helped the team finish the season in second place in the Eastern Conference. However, they were totally outclassed by Toronto FC (0-7 on aggregate) in the conference semifinals. New York City chiefs have been pumping up a lot of money into the squad ever since the team began play in MLS and it has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo and David Villa played for the Pigeons in the 2016 season. New York City footballers wear sky blue shirts when playing at home, while the colour of the team’s away kit is dark blue. Companies City Football Group (80%) and Yankee Global Enterprises own the club.