Our prediction for this MLS match:
BMO Field will host Sunday’s MLS game between Toronto and New York City. The Reds are eyeing their only second win of the season, but they face a difficult task against the Blue Pigeons. Both Perruzza and O’Neill are pushing for recalls to the starting XI, while all Hedges, Bradley, and Gutierrez remain on the sidelines with injuries. Adama Diomande is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
New York City, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Nashville and FC Dallas. Since the Blue Pigeons are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach against Toronto, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Canada. In their last meeting in the Major League Soccer New York City defeated Toronto 5-4.
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 (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.