Our prediction for this MLS match:
Toronto will be aiming to put an end to their four-game winless run in MLS when they face DC United on Sunday morning. The Reds have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team failing to find the net in the previous four league matches and they are surely eager to put an end to their four-match winless run. Both Mbongue and Thompson are pushing for a start, while all Sigurd Rosted, Coello Camarero, Shane ONeill, Victor Vazquez, and Michael Bradley should miss out with injuries.
The capital club, on the other hand, have been performing above expectations in the new MLS campaign, with the team sitting in 6th place in the standings. DC United are eager to stay in the playoffs berth and we predict that they will take advantage of Toronto’s poor form. The visitors will be without the likes of Fountas, Ruan, Najar, Jeahze, Santos, Birnbaum, Robertha, and Rodriguez in Sunday’s clash.
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 (DC United):
D.C. United have been participating in the Eastern Conference of the MLS since 1996. The capital club play their home games at RFK Stadium Washington and they are nicknamed the Black and Red. D.C. United won their fourth MLS Cup in 2004 and in 1998 the club clinched the Copa Interamericana trophy by beating Vasco da Gama of Brazil in the title game.
The Black and Red won the Eastern Conference on five occasions (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004) and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the most successful clubs in the history of MLS.
Andy Najar, Eddie Pope, Jaime Moreno, John Harkes, Ryan Nelsen, Christian Gomez, Nick Rimando, Richie Williams, Clyde Simms, Tony Sanneh, Marco Etcheverry and Santino Quaranta are some of the club’s most famous players. Speaking of D.C. United fans, the club has four big supporters groups: La Norte, La Barra Brava, the Screaming Eagles and La Norte and the club’s mascot is Talon, the bald eagle.