Our prediction for this MLS match:
A place in the MLS playoffs quarter-finals will be at stake when Toronto and Nashville face each other at BMO Field in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Nashville set up a meeting with Toronto by rolling over Inter Miami 3-0, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the trip to Canada. It has to be noted that both Badji and Danladi are quarantined, while Maher misses the Toronto game through injury.
The Reds, on the other hand, finished the regular season in second position in the Eastern Conference, only three points behind Philadelphia Union. Toronto are a real force to be reckoned with at home, and despite Nashville’ fine form, we believe that home win should be considered. The Reds are a more experienced side than Gary Smith’s troops, which is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Achara, Bono, Morrow, and Piatti are injured, while Delgado has been tested positive for coronavirus.
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 (Nashville):
Nashville is one of the newer additions to the Major League Soccer, with the team being founded on December 20, 2017. The Yellows made their MLS debut on February 29, 2020, with the team taking on Atlanta United at their Nissan Stadium.
The match was played in front of 59,069 spectators, with Nashville suffering a 2-1 defeat. Nissan Stadium was opened on August 27, 1999, and it can hold up to 69,143 people. Nashville recorded their first MLS triumph on August 13, 2020, with the team beating Dallas on the road. The match was played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread.
Ghana international David Accam scored the only goal of the match. The club’s primary colours are electric gold and acoustic blue, with the club’s crest being a gold octagon with monogram “N”. Nashville footballers wear yellow shirts and yellow shorts when playing at home, while blue is the dominant colour of their away jersey.