Our prediction for this MLS match:
Providence Park will host Sunday’s football game between Portland Timbers and Minnesota United. Portland have been having their ups and downs this season, with the team winning four games, losing four, while sharing the spoils with Houston in midweek. The Timbers aim to return to winning ways in MLS, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s game. All Paredes, Polo, Niezgoda, Jome, and Attinella are likely to miss the game with injuries.
Minnesota United, on the other hand, head into the game following a 2-0 win over Austin. The Loons recorded three wins in the previous five league fixtures, and they are surely capable of matching Portland at Providence Park. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. Ike Opara remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury.
Highlighted Player (Andres Flores):
Nicknamed Ruso, Andres Flores joined River Plate youth academy in 2006. Flores played for River Plate’s Reserves from 2006 to 2008 and he was producing terrific displays with los Millonarios. However, he began his professional career in his homeland club Isidro Metapan, scoring ten goals in 95 appearances for the Salvadorian outfit. In 2012 he signed a loan deal with Danish club Viborg, but he played only one game for the Greens.
Andres Flores was then sent on a loan to New York Cosmos and after making eight appearances for the MCU Park outfit, he signed a permanent contract with the club in 2015. The El Salvador midfielder, who is capable of playing as a striker as well, made his debut for New York Cosmos on August 2, 2014 in a 1-0 loss to Carolina RailHawks.
Speaking of his international career, Andres Flores received his first call-up for the El Salvador national football team in March, 2008 in a friendly against Trinidad & Tobago.
Highlighted Team (Minnesota United):
Based in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area, Minnesota United are a professional soccer club that will compete in the Western Conference in the Major League Soccer from 2017. The Loons will make their MLS debut against Portland Timbers on March 4, 2017 and, no doubt, they have big ambitions for the forthcoming season.
Minnesota United are the sixth team to join MLS from a lower division and they will welcome their rivals at TCF Bank Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 52.525 and it was opened in September, 2009. Bill McGuire is the club’s owner and he is on a quest to turn Minnesota United into a top-table side in the Western Conference.
Adrian Heath will be in charge of the club in the 2017 season and it has to be noted that the English tactician used to train the likes of Manchester City, Everton, Aston Villa and Espanyol in the past. You should know that the club was founded on March 25, 2015.