Our prediction for this MLS match:
Allianz Field will host Thursday’s MLS game between Minnesota United and Houston Dynamo, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Western Conference. Minnesota United aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Vancouver Whitecaps (2-3) and Sporting Kansas City (0-3) and we are positive that they will leave their hearts on the field. All Mikael Marques, Ryen Jiba, and Bakaye Dibassy should miss out with injuries for the home team.
The Orange Crush, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders, but seeing that both Hector Herrera and Amine Bassi are banned for the match, we are going to bet on the home side. The likes of Tate Schmitt, Erik Sviatchenko, and Ifunanyachi Achara remain in the recovery room. In their last encounter at the venue Minnesota United defeated Houston Dynamo 2-1.
Highlighted Player (Wil Trapp):
Wil Trapp is an American footballer who plays for Columbus Crew in MLS as a midfielder. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Trapp played for Akron Zips during his college career and in 2013 he returned to his hometown club Columbus Crew. Over the years the 173-cm tall footballer has established himself as a first-team regular and thanks to his thrilling performances in the Major League Soccer, he earned a place in the USA national team.
Wil Trapp made his USA debut on January 28, 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Chile. The Columbus man did well to wear captain’s armband in a friendly game against Bosnia and Herzegovina in January, 2018. Speaking of his club success, Trapp made it to the Eastern Conference play-offs with Columbus in 2015. His main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a centre midfielder as well.
The American footballer graduated from Lincoln High School where he was named the 2010 NSCAA National High School Player of the Year.
Highlighted Team (Houston Dynamo):
Houston Dynamo is 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 colors of the club are orange, black and white.