Our prediction for this MLS match:
Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United square off against each other at Lumen Field in a highly-anticipated MLS game. Seattle aim to recover from a 4-1 loss to Portland, and their fine home record (3-1-0) is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Sunday’s encounter. Experienced forward Heber is pushing for a recall to the starting XI, while midfielder Dylan Teves remains on the sidelines with a hamstring problem.
The Five Stripes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Chicago Fire and Orlando City. Since both sides will go for a win in the Lumen Field showdown, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Both Ryen Jiba and Bakaye Dibassy are out of contention through injuries for the visiting side, while experienced midfielder Will Trapp is pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Albert Rusnak):
Born in Vyskov, Czech Republic on July 7, 1994, Slovakia international Albert Rusnak began his youth career in KAC Kosice. In 1997 he moved to MFK Kosice where he was talent-spotted by Manchester City scouts. However, he did not see any game action for the Citizens in the Premier League as he was immediately loaned to Oldham City.
After making only two appearances for the Latics, the Slovak moved to Birmingham City in 2014. After ending his loan spell with Cambuur, Albert Rusnak moved to FC Groningen in 2015 and it has to be noted that he scored nine goals in 61 appearances for the Dutch club in the Eredivisie.
In the winter of 2017 Rusnak joined MLS club Real Salt Lake for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, Albert Rusnak made his debut with the Slovakia national team on November 15, 2016 in a goalless draw with Austria. His father, also called Albert Rusnak, used to play football as well.
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.