Minnesota United-LAFC Preview: Loons Look to Continue Winning Form

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Editorial (July 20, 2018) — Minnesota United FC has been gaining some momentum over the last couple weeks. They have won their last three games at TCF Bank Stadium and three out of their last four overall. In their last game against the New England Revolution on Wednesday, they were able to avoid their late-game woes and hold on for a 2-1 victory.

Can they continue their hot streak at home against LAFC, one of the top teams in the Western Conference? This game will be a good indicator of the validity of this hot streak and determine whether or not the Loons are a playoff worthy team.

Minnesota United-LAFC Preview: Can the Loons Maintain Their Winning Form?

Will We See the Loons New Signing Romario Ibarra on Sunday Night?

Minnesota United had two major signings in the past week in Romario Ibarra and Angelo Rodriguez. Ibarra has been in training during the week and was a possibility to be featured on Wednesday, but was not. A start for Ibarra is a possibility but a substitute appearance may be more likely.  Him starting in place of Alexi Gomez might be well received by the MNUFC fanbase.

Can Minnesota Continue Their Home Hot Streak?

Minnesota United FC has won three in a row at home, the longest they have had at TCF Bank Stadium as MLS club. The MNUFC home support has been great lately with the crowd of 27,500, the second largest they have had in MLS. Will they continue their home winning streak against one of the top teams in the Western Conference?

Will There Be Any Turnover in the Squad?

The Loons have put out the same starting lineup the last four matches with exception of Tyrone Mears coming in for Fransisco Calvo for the game in Houston. Will Adrian Heath switch up things and give some rest to players? Or will he not want to change what has been working of late? Possible switches are Collin Martin or Maximiano in central midfield or new signing Romario Ibarra in for Alexi Gomez. Gomez has not been playing well lately and gave up a careless penalty on Wednesday against New England.

Projected Lineup

———-Quintero——–Ramirez——————–

R.Ibarra—Schuller—Maxi—–Warner—-M.Ibarra

—–Calvo——-Kallman——-Boxall—————

——————Shuttleworth———————–

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