What should we expect to see from The Loons? Minnesota tend to favor a 4-2-3-1, and we expect to see the same formation again. Minnesota did not win in Orlando, but since then they have climbed to seventh in the West, and that is one spot above RSL. Now, with a win, the Loons could be in a tie for first. So, expect them to be looking to win again, especially after beating Salt Lake 4-0 on Sept. 6.
Since the last match against RSL, the injury bug has bitten Minnesota and to compensate they acquired Kei Kamara from Colorado and look for him to start up top. Jose Aja is out on accumulation of yellows, and so look for a slightly different look for the back 4.
If Bakaye Dibassy is healthy, he will likely start. Kevin Molino, who missed the last match due to ‘tightness’ should be back, so look for him on the wing. With the season ending injury to keeper Tyler Miller, look for Dayne St. Clair to continue to step in between the posts. On the back line look for Chase Gasper and Romain Metanire to take the back left and right defender positions. And look for Emanuel Reynoso to continue pulling the strings in the center.