Minnesota United FC hosts Los Angeles to open playoffs
LA Galaxy (16-15-3, fifth in the Western Conference during the regular season) vs. Minnesota United FC (15-11-8, fourth in the Western Conference during the regular season)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The LA Galaxy visit Minnesota United FC in the opening round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.
Minnesota United FC is 10-6-6 against Western Conference opponents. Minnesota United FC is 6-1-4 when it records a single goal.
The Galaxy are 10-9-3 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is 12-2-1 when it scores a pair of goals.
The teams square off Sunday for the third time this season. The last meeting ended in a 0-0 draw.
LAST 10 GAMES: Minnesota United FC: 4-3-3, averaging one goal, 0.6 assists, 5.4 shots on goal and 3.9 corner kicks per game while allowing 0.8 goals per game.
Los Angeles: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 2.2 assists, seven shots on goal and 4.6 corner kicks per game while allowing 2.3 goals per game.
NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Minnesota United FC: Brent Kallman.