Our prediction for this MLS match:
Real Salt Lake will look to climb to playoffs berth when they welcome Minnesota United at their Rio Tinto Stadium on Sunday morning. The Royals are on a three-game winless run in the Major League Soccer, and, no doubt, they are determined to put an end to the negative trend. Brazil international Everton Luiz should be the only absentee in the home team.
The Loons, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Vancouver Whitecaps and Dallas. Minnesota United have been impressive at the back of late, and we are positive that they will rely on their solid defence in Sunday’s clash. Anyhow, a close encounter is on the cards at Rio Tinto Stadium, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. All Dibassy, Hansen, Kibunguchy, and Opara have been struggling with injuries of late, and they are unlikely to feature against Real Salt Lake.
Highlighted Player (Nedum Onuoha):
Nedum Onuoha was born in Warri, Nigeria on 12 November, 1986, but he was brought up in Manchester. He attended Xaverian College Manchester and he was a very good student. He was an outstanding junior sprinter as well and it has to be noted that he won the silver medal at the English School’s Athletics Association Junior 100 metres contest.
Speaking of his football career, he began playing at Manchester City at age 18, scoring three goals in 95 league appearances for the Citizens. He spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at Sunderland and in 2012 he signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Queens Park Rangers.
Despite the fact that he was born in Nigeria, Onuoha was eligible to play for England and you should know that he has 20 caps for England U21 team. However, he was never given a senior England debut despite being really close on several occasions. Onuoha won the Championship play-offs with Queens Park Rangers in the 2013/2014 season.
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.