Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United take on each other in the opening match of the 2021 MLS campaign. Seattle did well to make it to the MLS Cup final last season, but Columbus Crew proved to be a big catch for Brian Schmelzer’s troops in the title game. The Sounders are eager to go all the way in the Major League Soccer for yet another term, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Minnesota United in their opener. Joao Paulo, who returned from Botafogo, will be one of the men to watch in the home team.
The Loons, on the other hand, did well to beat Columbus Crew (5-2) and Cincinnati (3-1) in pre-season, while losing to Orlando City. Minnesota United seem to be struggling at the back, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Seattle’s party at Lumen Field. New signing Ramon Abila is widely expected to make his MLS debut against Seattle.
Highlighted Player (Joevin Jones):
Joevin Jones is a pacey defender who plays for both Seattle Sounders and the Trinidad and Tobago national team. Jones spent his youth career at the likes of Defence Force, Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive and W Connection and he continued playing for the Savonetta Boys at senior level.
The Trinidad and Tobago international played six games for HJK Helsinki during in 2014 as a loan footballer and in 2015 he moved to MLS, signing a contract with Chicago Fire. Joevin Jones then joined Seattle Sounders, but in the 2018/2019 he decided to move to Germany, signing a deal with Darmstadt 98.
In 2019 he returned to Seattle. Jones, who was born in Carenage (Trinidad and Tobago) on August 3, 1991, made his Trinidad and Tobago full international debut on September 7, 2010, coming as a substitute in a match against Panama. His preferred foot is left, whilst his main position is left-back.
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.