Midweek MLS Prediction

Midweek MLS Prediction

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 6, 2007

Odd schedule in the month of June in the MLS due to the Gold Cup and other various things. Tonight kicks off the month of June in the MLS with a midweek encounter north of the border between Toronto FC and Red Bull New York.

I have been waiting a little while to see this game because of how well the Reds have been playing at home in BMO Field and just how well the Red Bulls have been playing this entire season. I think New York is one of those few clubs in the league that has the experience to play and do well in BMO Field, unlike most of the clubs who have played there and haven’t seen success.

Toronto has built a nice fortress and continues to impress when they are at home. I know Mo Johnston will want this game more than most because it is against his old club. Mo has found some nice chemistry when his club as of late and they really are becoming a formidable contender in the east. A win tonight would easily put them in playoff contention.

New York comes in with some injuries as usual as well as a suspended Clint Mathis. I do wonder if Claudio Reyna will play tonight since the game is being played on FieldTurf and we all know that New York needs Captain America for the long haul so it may be best to keep him off the pitch for now since it is on the lovely turf.

I think the big thing tonight will be if Toronto’s depth gets questioned even more than it already is. Another injury or red card and this team will be in some serious trouble since a few guys are off to the Gold Cup. If the Reds can handle the firepower that the Red Bulls have it will be an interesting game.

I do believe there will be some goals tonight from both sides. Expect a fiery crowd as usual at BMO Field. I can only hope the MLSnet.TV coverage will be of the CBC variety rather than the New York side, though I am not holding my breathe. Who knows it may be better than I think but most of the road crews to broadcast at Toronto haven’t been good yet this season. I think the Colorado broadcast over the weekend really hurt it for a lot of people.

Anyways, as for a prediction I think New York will probably come out on top but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Toronto really gives them a solid game. Again, expect some goals, hopefully Jeff Cunningham will tally his first goal as a member of the Reds.

WVH Prediction: Red Bull New York 3, TFC 2

Probably expect some in-game commentary from me tonight…feel free to give you predictions and weigh in during the game on what you see going on if you are watching.