MLS Preview: LA Galaxy vs Minnesota United

Minnesota United

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Monday Major League Soccer action from StubHub Center, as Galaxy take on Minnesota.

Minnesota (sixth), travel to StubHub Center with high expectations, as they take on seventh placed Galaxy.

This season’s Major League Soccer campaign, has so far seen LA Galaxy achieve 47 points

Galaxy’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 1-1 draw at Seattle Sounders and previous loss to Sporting Kansas City, Galaxy must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, with no win in 12 of their last 14 games now for Galaxy, there is minimal fear for opposition teams that face them. With a seventh position in the league and 13 wins, 12 losses and 8 draws, they currently have 47 points in the League having won 13 games, drawn eight fixtures, and lost 12 meetings.

Galaxy have won eight meetings, drawn four games, and lost four fixtures of their 16 League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see LA Galaxy on 50 points.

With the Major League Soccer season well into its stride, Minnesota United have managed to gain 48 points

Sporting Kansas City were beaten 2-1 at Allianz Field, the last time that Minnesota played.

Also, Minnesota keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine matches is astonishing this season. Their position is sixth in the League and they have 48 points, that is, 13W, 11L and 9D having won 13 meetings, drawn nine games, and lost 11 meetings.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to three wins and six draws, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Minnesota as they travel once more.

Minnesota United will see 51 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

LA Galaxy v Minnesota United – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Galaxy and Minnesota have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Galaxy’s favour (6 – 1). Further, Galaxy recent form against Minnesota has been outstanding, winning on six out of the last eight matches. The last time they played each other in this competition Galaxy secured a 3-0 home win.

Other standout players for Galaxy are Jonathan Henry and Jonathan Lee with respectively and for Minnesota are Fred and Dayne with respectively.

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