LAFC did great to beat Houston last week and captured the Supporters’ Shield in the process. They will now travel to Minnesota, where they will be hosted by United on Sunday. Minnesota United are also coming off a positive performance and have actually been quite impressive in the second half of the season.
LAFC (20-4-8) gave Houston no chances in their last match, as they recorded a nice 1-3 win at home and returned to winning ways. Prior to that they were win-less in five consecutive matches (0-1-4). LAFC have now captured the trophy and the top spot, so they might rest/protect some players here. They have the best away record in the MLS (8-3-5), losing just once in their last seven (4-1-2).
Minnesota United (15-10-7) came back from one goal behind to beat the visiting Sporting KC by 1-2 at home. They have been in really good shape lately, with just one loss in their last five (2-1-2). Minnesota United have been really strong lately and are sitting 2nd in the Western Conference with 52 points, one ahead of the LA Galaxy. They have the 2nd best home record (10-1-5), where they haven’t lost in almost four months.