Our prediction for this MLS match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Inter Miami, New York City booked their place in the MLS is back tournament playoffs. Ronny Deila’s troops regained a much-needed confidence, but they face an uphill task in Monday’s clash against Toronto. The Norwegian tactician has no fresh injury worries, and he is likely to field the best possible side against the Reds.
The Canadian outfit, on the other hand, are undefeated at the tournament in Florida. The Reds head into the match without injured trio Achara – Morrow – Osorio, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, home win should be considered as New York City have been anything but impressive at the tournament. Talented attacker Ayomide Akinola, who has already netted five goals in the process, will be the man to watch in Greg Vanney’s team.
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 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.