Our football match prediction:
San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to kick off the 2018 MLS campaign with a win when they take on Minnesota United at their Avaya Stadium. The Quakes made it to the play-offs last term, but Vancouver Whitecaps proved to be a big catch for the team in the MLS Cup knockout stages. Chris Leitch's troops did well to beat Los Angeles Galaxy in their last warm-up game and it is no surprise they are seen as hot favourites to win Sunday's football match against Minnesota United. The Loons failed to impress at Carolina Challenge Cup earlier in February and seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that Chris Leitch's men are going to pick up all three points from the Avaya Stadium clash. In their last meeting in San Jose the hosts emerged triumphant, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Earthquakes.
Highlighted Player (Anibal Godoy):
Anibal Godoy is a professional footballer who plays for Panama national football team. The powerful midfielder was born on February 10, 1990 and he has been playing for los Ticos since March 4, 2010 when he made his debut for the national team. Anibal Godoy played full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win over Venezuela and he scored his first goal for Panama four years late in a 3-1 victory over El Salvador. Speaking of his club career, Godoy played for Chepo of Panama from 2007 to 2010 and he moved to Europe in the summer of 2013, signing a deal with Hungarian outfit Honved. After playing 24 league games (one goal) for Honved, Godoy signed for Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes in August 2015. Anibal Godoy is a defensive midfielder and his preferred foot is left. His contract with San Jose should expire in December, 2017 and it has to be noted that he began his youth career Arsenal de Sarandi of Argentina.
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.