Our prediction for this MLS match:
Dignity Health Sports Park will host Monday’s MLS game between Los Angeles Galaxy and Minnesota United, the two teams who are vying for a place in the playoffs. L.A. Galaxy failed to win the last three league fixtures, but a win over Minnesota will see them secure a top-seven finish. As always, a man to watch in the home team will be Mexico international Javier Hernandez Chicharito, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders.
The Loons, on the other hand, are one point away from booking their place in the playoffs. Minnesota United are likely to adopt a cautious approach in the decider, but seeing that Dignity Health Sports Park will be packed with Los Angeles Galaxy fans, the visitors are unlikely to grab something from the match. You should know that the Loons have recorded only three wins on the road this season.
Highlighted Player (Emiliano Insúa):
Emiliano Insua is an Argentine footballer who was born in Buenos Aires on January 7, 1989. The left-footed footballer is a product of Boca Juniors football academy, but he did not play for the Argentine giants at senior level. In 2007 he was loaned to Liverpool and he soon signed a permanent deal with the Anfield outfit.
Emiliano Insua made his first-team debut for the Premier League club against Portsmouth on April 28, 2007 and it has to be noted that he made 36 appearances in the league for the Reds from 2007 to 2011. The pacey left-back spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at Galatasaray and he moved to Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2011, signing a five-year deal with the club.
After scoring six goals in 30 appearances in the league for the capital club, Insua joined La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2013, but he played no more than nine games for los Rojiblancos in the Spanish top flight. After spending the 2014/2015 season on loan at Rayo Vallecano, the Argentine footballer joined Stuttgart on July 11, 2015.
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.