Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dallas welcome Minnesota United to their Toyota Stadium in the MLS season opener. The Toros did well to make it to the MLS Cup quarter-finals last time out, and they surely want to repeat the success in the new campaign. Talented forward Jesus Ferreira, who scored 18 goals last season, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts, while latest signing Jose Mulato should make his Dallas debut against Minnesota United.
The Loons, on the other hand, were struggling at the back in pre-season, with the team losing each of their four warm-up games, and that is the main reason why home win should be considered. All Bakaye Dibassy, Hassani Dotson, and Patrick Weah miss Sunday’s clash with injuries, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on the hosts. A man to watch in the away side will be Finland international Robin Lod.
Highlighted Player (Matt Hedges):
Matthew Hedges is a 193-cm tall centre back who was born in Rochester, New York on April 1, 1990. At the age of 18 he started his college career at Butler Bulldogs and in 2011 he moved to North Carolina Tar Heels. After scoring 18 goals in total in college football, Matt played for Reading United before joining MLS club FC Dallas.
The American footballer has been playing for FC Dallas since 2012 and in 2016 he won both US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield with the Toros. Matthew Hedges made his debut for USA national soccer team on February 8, 2015, coming as a substittute in the 72nd minute in a friendly against Panama.
2017 was the most successful year of his career as he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the Yenks. USA defeated Jamaica 2-1 in the title game, but Matt Hedges was not given an opportunity to play in the final. His preferred foot is right.
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.