Our prediction for this MLS match:
Toronto will look to build on a 3-1 win over Portland Timbers when they host New England Revolution to their BMO Field on Thursday morning. The Reds have been impressive in front of goal of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Italian duo Insigne – Bernardeschi has been in a perfect working in recent weeks, meaning that the opposition defenders should have them at bay. All Mark-Anthony Kaye, Quentin Westberg, and Noble Okello are sidelined with injuries, but key players are fit for the midweek clash.
The Revs, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Orlando City and DC United in the previous two league fixtures. New England are eyeing their fifth consecutive clean sheet in MLS, but preventing Toronto from scoring on home soil is easier said than done. Both Dylan Borrero and Gustavo Bou are major doubts, while Jacob Jackson remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Alex Bono):
Alex Bono is an American footballer who plays for Toronto FC as a goalkeeper. Born in Syracuse, New York on April 25, 1994, Bono started his career at Reading United. After making 18 appearances for the club, the 24-year-old shot-stopper moved to Toronto FC in 2015 and he has been playing for the Reds ever since.
In 2017 Alex Bono won the MLS cup as Toronto defeated Seattle Sounders 2-0 in the title game. The 191-cm-tall goalkeeper won the Canadian Championship on three occasions (2016, 2017, 2018) and it has to be noted that he clinched fourth place in the 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
Speaking of his international career, Alex Bono was called into a training camp for the USA men’s national soccer team in January, 2015. He made his senior debut on May 28, 2018 against Bolivia, keeping a clean-sheet in the 3-0 victory over the South American side.
Highlighted Team (New England Revolution):
Unlike famous NFL club New England Patriots, the Revolution have yet to win the domestic trophy. New England participated five times in the MLS Cup final, but they were more than fortunate not to lift the silverware. The Revs played their last final in 2014, with the team losing to LA Galaxy in the title game at StubHub Center. New England Revolution, though, clinched the North American SuperLiga trophy in 2008 and that is considered as the club’s biggest success.
It has to be noted that the Revs defeated Houston Dynamo on penalties in the final of the tournament. New England Revolution were founded in 1994 and Gillette Stadium is the home ground of the club. Legendary defender Alexi Lalas played for the Revolution (1996-1997) and he scored three goals for the Gillette Stadium outfit. Fellow USA ace Clint Dempsey was part of the team as well and you should know that he netted 25 goals in 71 league appearances for the club.