Our prediction for this MLS match:
Minnesota United will be looking to build on a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake when they take on FC Dallas at their Allianz Field. The Loons did well to put an end to their three-game losing run at the weekend, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Minnesota United aim to overtake Sporting Kansas City in top position in the Western Conference, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. It has to be noted, though, that captain Ozzie Alonso has joined the likes of Luis Amarilla and Ethan Finlay in the recovery room.
The Toros, on the other hand, aim to climb to the play-offs berth, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the midweek clash. The two teams seem to be evenly matched ahead of the Allianz Field showdown, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Both Bryan Acosta and Jimmy Maurer should miss the game with 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.
Highlighted Team (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.