Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Allianz Field pits together Minnesota United and Los Angeles FC, the two teams who defeated Houston Dynamo and St Louis City respectively in their last league fixtures. The Loons aim to climb to the playoffs berth, but they will have a big fish to fry against the title holders. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be new signing Teemu Pukki, who opened his goal-scoring account in the midweek triumph, while all Emmanuel Iwe, Franco Fragapane, Sang-bin Jeong, Mikael Marques, Kemar Lawrence, Robin Lod, and Ryen Jiba should miss out through injuries.
Los Angeles FC, on the other hand, aim to overtake St Louis City in top position in the standings and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Experienced forward Carlos Vela should keep his place in the starting XI, while both Jesus Murillo and Sergi Palencia remain in the recovery room.
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 (Los Angeles FC):
Seeing that Los Angeles FC will be competing in Major League Soccer from the 2018 season, the club chiefs did well to reinforce the squad. Several high-profile players joined the club in the winter of 2018, with Mexican ace Carlos Vela being the biggest name to sign a deal with LAFC.
The new expansion team will host their rivals at Banc of California, the stadium which is planned to be opened on April 29, 2018. The venue should hold up to 22,000 spectators. Los Angeles FC will be coached by Bob Bradley in the 2018 MLS campaign and they will be wearing black and gold kits in the USA professional soccer league. Speaking of their bitterest rivals, there will be fireworks when Los Angeles FC face LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
District 9 Ultras and Black Army 1850 are considered the club's biggest supporters groups and it has to be noted that they used to support Chivas USA. Los Angeles FC were founded on October 30, 2014.