Our football match prediction:
Despite the fact that the likes of Romell Quioto, Boniek Garcia and Alberth Elis are on international duty with Honduras, Houston Dynamo did well to beat Montreal Impact in their last league match. Houston are undisputedly a real force to be reckoned with at home, but their away record is anything but impressive. Wilmer Cabrera’s men have yet to record a win on the road this season and they are unlikely to pick up all three points from Thursday’s football game against the Loons. Minnesota United aim to make amends from back-to-back losses to the likes of New York City and Columbus Crew and we predict that they are going to leave their hearts on the field against Houston. The newcomers are tough to beat at home and seeing that the visitors head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Thursday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Johan Venegas):
Johan Venegas is a winger who plays for both Minnesota United and Costa Rica national football team. The pacey winger, who was born on November 27, 1988, began his senior career at Santos and he made no less than 58 league appearances for the Costa Rican club from 2009 to 2012. After ending his spell with Santos, he joined fellow Primera Division side Puntarenas and in 2013 he signed a contract with Alajuelense. During his last season at the club he was on Montreal Impact’s radar and in December, 2016 he moved to MLS, joining Minnesota United. Speaking of his international career Johan Venegas made his Costa Rica debut in September, 2015 in a Copa Centroamericana game against Nicaragua. He marked his debut with a goal, scoring Costa Rica’s 100th goal in the history of the tournament. Johan Venegas, who is capable of playing as a left midfielder and a secondary striker as well, has a contract with Minnesota which expires on a Decembar, 31 2017.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo are an American professional soccer club owned by Jake Silverstein, Gabriel Brener, Ben Guull and Oscar De La Hoya, who is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. BBVA Compass Stadium is Dynamo’s home ground and the capacity of the venue is 22.039. Houston Dynamo won back-to-back MLS CUP trophies (2006, 2007), with the team beating New England Revolution in each of the two title games. It has to be noted that Houston finished the 2011 and the 2012 seasons as runners-up. In 2008 the Dynamo made it to the North American SuperLiga final, but this time out their old rivals New England Revolution proved to be a big catch for the BBVA Compass Stadium outfit. FC Dallas are regarded as the club’s main rivals and the two teams face each other in the Texas derby. Houston have developed a rivalry with Sporting Kansas City as well. The colours of the club are orange, black and white.