Our prediction for this MLS match:
Toronto and New York Red Bulls face each other at BMO Field in what is expected to be an interesting MLS game. The Reds sit at the rock bottom of the table, but a win over New York Red Bulls could see them climb to top ten in the Eastern Conference. Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty serves a one-game ban, while all Shane ONeill, Jordan Perruzza, Jonathan Osorio, Victor Vazquez, and Michael Bradley miss out with injuries.
The Metros, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over New York City. Given Toronto’s shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the away team, Dante Vanzeir continues to miss out through suspension, while all Amaya, Sserwadda, Nocita, Luquinhas, Morgan, and Ngoma remain in the recovery room. In their last meeting at the venue New York Red Bulls outplayed Toronto 4-1.
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 Red Bulls):
New York Red Bulls is the first club from New York City to join Major League Soccer. In 2006 the club was sold to Red Bull GmbH and, as a result, they are nicknamed the Red Bulls. New York welcome their rivals at Red Bull Arena and the team’s home colors are white and red.
On the other hand, the Red Bulls wear dark blue shirts and yellow shorts on the road. In 2008 New York Red Bulls made it to the MLS Cup final, but they were not capable of matching Columbus Crew (1-3) in the Home Depot Center clash. A number of top-class footballers were part of the team in the past, but former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is the synonym of the club.
Henry scored 51 goals in 122 league games for New York Red Bulls from 2010 to 2014 and it has to be noted that he scored his first MLS hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Montreal Impact on March 31, 2012. The likes of Youri Djorkaeff, Lothar Matthaus, Roberto Donadoni, Rafael Marquez, Juninho and Tim Cahill played for the club in the past as well.