Our prediction for this MLS match:
Sunday’s football game at Allianz Field pits together Minnesota United and Los Angeles Galaxy, the two bottom-table sides. The Loons are three points behind the playoffs berth, meaning that this match is of big importance for the home side. All Brent Kallman, Joseph Rosales, Robin Lod, and Ryen Jiba are out of contention with injuries for the home team. LA Galaxy, on the other hand, aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Seattle Sounders.
The visitors are eager to keep their playoffs hopes alive, but given their anything but good away record in the 2023 MLS campaign, home win should be considered. Javier Hernandez Chicarito remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury, alongside Riqui Puig, Chris Mavinga, Lucas Calegari, Jalen Neal, Martin Caceres, and Gaston Brugman. In their last meeting in the MLS Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Minnesota United 4-3, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
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 Galaxy):
Los Angeles Galaxy are probably the most famous American soccer club. The club have been participating in the MLS since 1996 and San Jose Earthquakes are considered their bitterest rivals. A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past, but, no doubt, David Beckham is the club’s most significant star. The former Manchester United star played for LA Galaxy from 2007 to 2012 and he scored 18 goals in 98 appearances in the league for the club.
Fellow England international Steven Gerrard is yet another Premier League ace who joined LA Galaxy. Stevie G signed a $9 million deal with the club in June, 2015. One year before he arrived to Los Angeles, the Galaxy won their fifth MLS Cup, with the team beating New England Revolution (2-1) in the final of the tournament, but winning the CONCACAF Champions League in 2000 is considered the club’s biggest success. The MLS outfit outplayed Olimpia of Honduras in the title game, with Ezra Hendrickson scoring the winning goal ten minutes before the final whistle.
Los Angeles Galaxy play their home games at StubHub Center, the stadium that was opened on June 1, 2003. The capacity of the venue is 27.000.