Our prediction for this MLS match:
Following back-to-back defeats to Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake at the start of the season, Minnesota United will be looking to record their first win of the process when they take on Austin FC on Sunday. The Loons have been struggling at the back at the start of the season, but it seems as if they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. All Opara, Hansen, and Dibassy have been struggling with injuries, and the trio is unlikely to feature against Austin.
The newcomers, on the other hand, did well to record their first ever MLS win at the weekend, with the team beating Colorado 3-1 on the road. Austin FC aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but seeing that the Loons want this win more than the Greens, home win should be considered. Defender Ben Sweat, who was forced to leave the pitch after just 22 minutes against Colorado, is likely to miss the game through injury.
Highlighted Player (Romain Métanire):
Born in Metz, France on March 28. 1990, Romain Metanire is a defender, who plays for Minnesota United in the Major League Soccer. Metanire started his senior career at Metz and after playing for the likes of Kortrijk and Reims, he moved to United States of America.
The 178-cm tall footballer made his debut for the Loons on March 3, 2019 in a 3-2 win over Vancouver Whitecaps in the opening match of the season. Despite being born in France, Romain Metanire represents Madagascar on the international stage. He made his debut for the national team in a 2-2 draw with Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. His preferred foot is right and his main position is right-back.
Romain Metanire helped Reims secure automatic promotion to the Ligue 1 in the 2017/2018 season. Reims clinched top position in the Ligue 2 in style, 15 points clear Nimes, but the following season Metanire made only five appearances in the French elite division.