Our football match prediction:
Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact, the two Canadian clubs, face each other at BC Place Stadium in the opening match of the season. Vancouver chiefs made a number of changes to the squad in the winter, but the club's goal remains unchanged. The Whitecaps aim to secure a top-six finish, which will see them book their place in the play-offs, but the season is quite long. Montreal Impact experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Philadelphia Union in their last warm-up game, meaning that away win should not be considered. The club management did well to sign the likes of Jeisson Vargas, Saphir Raider, Zakaria Diallo, Raheem Edward and Jukka Raitala in the winter, but their performance in the 5-0 loss to the U was pretty poor. Vancouver Whitecaps were impressive at their BC Place Stadium, therefore, we predict the hosts are going to emerge triumphant in Monday's football match.
Highlighted Player (Kendall Waston):
Kendall Waston is yet another Costa Rican footballer who plays in MLS. The Vancouver Whitecaps centre back started his senior career at Sarprissa of Costa Rica and he played for the likes of Carmelita, Nacional, Bayamon, UCR and Perez Zeledon (on loan) in the past as well. Waston moved to MLS in the summer of 2014, signing a deal with Vancouver Whitecaps. The Costa Rica international scored only two goals in 11 appearances for the club in the 2014 season, but the club chiefs decided to keep hold of him. He found the net twice in 30 league games in the 2015 MLS campaign, while scoring three goals in his last season with the Canadian club. Kendall Waston was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on January 1, 1988 and he made his debut for the Costa Rica national team in May, 2013 in a match against Canada. The Vancouver Whitecaps forward scored his first goal for los Ticos on December 16, 2015 in a 1-0 victory over Nicaragua.
Highlighted Team (Montreal Impact):
Montreal Impact are a Canadian soccer team, but they compete in Major League Soccer. The Impact are a member of the Eastern Conference and they have been participating in the major league since 2012. Montreal welcome their opponents at Saputo Stadium and the capacity of the club’s home ground is 20.801. The construction of the stadium cost CA$17 million and the venue was opened on May 18, 2008. The Saputo family invested $7.5 million in the construction of the stadium and, as a result, the venue was named Saputo Stadium. Montreal Impact did remarkably well to make it to the CONCACAF Champions League final in the 2014/2015 season, but Mexican team America proved to be a big catch for the Canadian outfit in the title game. Speaking of the Canadian championship, the Impact won their third domestic trophy in 2014, with the team beating Toronto FC in the final of the tournament. Montreal Impact play their home matches in blue and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kit is white.