Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Nippert Stadium pits together Cincinnati and Minnesota United. Cincinnati aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to DC United, and a win over Minnesota will see them keep their playoffs hopes alive. Cincinnati defeated Columbus Crew in their last home game in MLS, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the match. The Loons, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous four league fixtures.
Minnesota United aim to cement their spot in top six, but seeing that the hosts want this win more than the visitors, we are tempted to put our money on Jaap Stam’s troops. Defender Mathieu Deplagne is a major doubt for the hosts (coronavirus), while midfielder Hassani Dotson is likely to miss the game through injury for the visitors after picking up an injury in a 2-2 draw with Houston Dynamo at the weekend.
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.