Our prediction for this MLS match:
San Jose Earthquakes will be looking to retain their spot in top six in the Western Conference with a win over Minnesota United at their Avaya Stadium. San Jose recorded a 2-1 win over Portland Timbers in their last home game in MLS and they head into Sunday’s football match against Minnesota following a 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps. The Earthquakes have been impressive on home soil so far this term and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. The Loons failed to impress in a 3-0 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy at the weekend and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling San Jose’s party at Avaya Stadium. The Earthquakes are eyeing a place in the play-offs and, taking everything into account, they want this win more than the visitors, who sit in ninth place in the standings ahead of the trip to California.
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.