Minnesota United returns to Allianz Field in St. Paul tonight to match up with the Colorado Rapids. After dropping their last two matches to Austin FC and Seattle Sounders, MNUFC will look to right the ship. With a 2-2-2 record and 8 points so far this year it hasn’t been an awful start for the Loons but has not been smooth either. MNUFC’s defence had looked relatively solid, even with the switching of keepers. On the other hand the offence has continued to struggle to score, something that has been common for Minnesota since entering MLS.
Just like last weekend when Minnesota and Austin entered with identical records, that is the case tonight as well. Colorado has gone 2-2-2 in their first six matches, scoring 8 goals but also giving up 8. The Rapids dropped their last match 3-1 to FC Dallas in Frisco last weekend after having drawn two previous for a three match run of form of 0-2-1.
“It’s early and at the weekend, they got beat 3-1 at Dallas. In the first half, I thought they were very, very good. In the previous game, they were the better team,” said Adrian Heath. “These will be two games that they have not won a game as well. We know from playing them last year, that the games have all been tight. I know that they’ll be really well organized because they’ve got a good spirit within their group. It will be tough but we’re at home. Let’s go win the game.”
Minnesota United FC
Out: Chase Gasper (SABH), Romain Métanire (thigh), and Patrick Weah (knee, out for season)
Out: Braian Galvan (right knee), Aboubacar Keita (right knee), and Oliver Larraz (right leg)