Our prediction for this MLS match:
BMO Field will host all-Canadian clash between Toronto FC and Montreal Impact, who face each other for the second time in just five days. Thanks to Alejandro Pozuelo’s goal Toronto defeated Montreal at Saputo Stadium, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. Attacker Patrick Mulins, who picked up a knock at the weekend, has joined Ifunanyachi Achara and Ayomide Akinola in the home team’s recovery room.
Anyhow, the Eastern Conference leaders are seen as favourites to win the midweek clash as they are on a three-game winning run in the Major League Soccer. Thierry Henry’s charges have been having their ups and downs after the coronavirus break, but we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting the high-flying Reds at BMO Field. The likes of Ballou, Choiniere, and Saba are all likely to miss the game with injury for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Laurent Ciman):
Laurent Ciman is a Belgium international who plays for Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer. The defender who was born in Farciennes on August 5, 1985 played for Charleroi from 2004 to 2008 and he made no less than 85 league appearances for the Belgian outfit.
During the 2007/2008 season he was on Club Brugge’s radar and in the summer of 2008 he joined the Blauw-Zwart. After ending his loan spell with Kortijk Laurent Ciman joined fellow Belgian club Standard Liege and he spent five seasons at Stade Maurice Dufrasne. On January 22, 2015 the defender signed a three-year contract with MLS club Montreal Impact and he has been playing for the Canadian outfit ever since.
Ciman represented Belgium at the 2008 Olympics and he did remarkably well to make Belgium 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. However, he was unused at the showpiece tournament in Brazil. The Montreal Impact footballer scored his first ever goal for Belgium in June, 2016 in a 3-2 victory over Norway.
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.