Our prediction for this MLS match:
Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United square off against each other at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in a highly-anticipated Major League Soccer game. The Rapids are determined to record their first win of the season, but keep in mind that they have yet to find the net in the process. All Lalas Abubakar, Diego Rubio, Dantouma Toure, and Aboubacar Keita are sidelined with injuries.
The Loons, on the other hand, kicked off the new MLS campaign with a 1-0 win over Dallas, with the team sharing the spoils with New York Red Bulls at the weekend. Minnesota United aim to give fans yet another reason to celebrate, and given Colorado’s slow start to the season, away victory should be considered. All Mikael Marques, Ryen Jiba, Doneil Henry, and Bakaye Dibassy are out of contention with injuries, while Colombia forward Mender Garcia is widely expected to lead the line for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Diego Rubio):
Diego Rubio is a Chilean attacker who signed his first professional deal with Colo-Colo. Rubio, though, made only eight league appearances (scoring three goals) for the Chilean outfit and in 2011 he moved to Europe, signing a deal with Primeira Liga team Sporting Lisbon. After playing only 11 league matches for the Lions, the 179-cm tall striker joined Spanish club Valladolid at the age of 22.
It has to be noted that during his spell with Sporting Lisbon he was loaned to the likes of Pandurii Targu Kiu and Sandnes Ulf. On September 1, 2016 Diego Rubio signed a permanent teal with Sporting Kansas City and he has been playing for the MLS club ever since.
Rubio was born on May 15, 1993 in Santiago, the capital of Chile, and he made his debut for the Chilean national football team in June, 2011 against Paraguay. His contract with Sporting Kansas City expires on June 30, 2017.
Highlighted Team (Minnesota United):
Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Minnesota United are a professional soccer club that will compete in the Western Conference in the Major League Soccer from 2017. The Loons will make their MLS debut against Portland Timbers on March 4, 2017 and, no doubt, they have big ambitions for the forthcoming season.
Minnesota United are the sixth team to join MLS from a lower division and they will welcome their rivals at TCF Bank Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 52.525 and it was opened in September, 2009. Bill McGuire is the club’s owner and he is on a quest to turn Minnesota United into a top-table side in the Western Conference.
Adrian Heath will be in charge of the club in the 2017 season and it has to be noted that the English tactician used to train the likes of Manchester City, Everton, Aston Villa and Espanyol in the past. You should know that the club was founded on March 25, 2015.