Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders play host to Minnesota United at their Lumen Field in a highly-anticipated MLS game. Seattle aim to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Portland Timbers, where they, to be fair, failed to turn their dominance into goals. Raul Ruidiaz, who played for Peru in the World Cup qualifiers, is unlikely to feature in Saturday’s clash, while all Delem, Frei, and Morris remains in the recovery room.
The Loons, on the other hand, did well to beat Houston Dynamo on the road in their last league fixture. Minnesota United are eager to stay in the Western Conference playoffs berth, but they face a difficult task in the Lumen Field showdown. All Fragapane, Hansen, and Lod are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. Anyhow, Seattle Sounders are more of a team than Minnesota United.
Highlighted Player (Jordy Delem):
Jordy Delem is a Seattle Sounders midfielder who represents Martinique on the international stage. Delem played for the likes of Club Franciscain, Arles-Avignon and Club Franciscain before joining Seattle Sounders in 2016. After making 19 appearances for Seattle Sounders 2 the Martinique footballer signed a first team deal with the MLS club in March, 2017.
It has to be noted that he played as a right back on his Seattle debut against Atlanta United (0-0). Jordy Delem represented Martinique at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but he failed to impress in a 3-1 loss to Mexico. The 180-cm-tall player was born in Le Francois, Martinique and he has a contract with Seattle Sounders which expires in December, 2017.
His main position is defensive midfield, but, as previously mentioned, he is capable of playing as a full back as well. Jordy Delem has both Martinique and France passports, but he decided to represent les Matinino on the international stage.
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.