Our football match prediction:
Sunday’s football game at TCF Bank Stadium pits together Minnesota United and Orlando City, the two out-form teams. The Loons suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Toronto and LA Galaxy in previous two league matches, whilst the Lions are on a five-game winless run in MLS. Orlando City ace Ricardo Kaka, who used to play for the likes of Real Madrid and Milan in the past, has been playing below expectations at the start of the season and it is no surprise Jason Kreis’ men suffered a heavy 3-0 loss to New York City at the weekend. Anyhow, both Minnesota United and Orlando City are desperate to return to winning ways and we predict that fans will see a lively contest at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend. The two teams meet for the first time ever in the Major League Soccer and we would not be surprised if they share the spoils in Minnesota on Sunday.
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 (Orlando City):
Orlando City are a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer. The Lions have been participating in the major league since 2015 and they host their rivals at Orlando City Stadium. The venue was opened in February, 2017 and the construction of the stadium cost $155 million. Orlando City finished the 2015 MLS season in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and they failed to make it to the play-offs in the 2016 season as well (8th place). Brazilian ace Kaka is undisputedly the club’s most famous player and the former Real Madrid and Milan man became the highest-paid player in MLS history. His base salary was $6.6 million per year and it has to be noted that the Brazilian superstar found the net on his Orlando City debut against FC Dallas (friendly). Orlando City’s home kit is violet, while they wear white and violet shirts and white socks on the travels. The club’s official mascot is Kingston the Lion.