6 p.m. vs LAFC • FSN, 1500-AM

Loons on the cusp of nine-point run

Preview: Minnesota United (8-11-1, ninth in the Western Conference) is close to achieving its goal of nine points in three games at TCF Bank Stadium this past week if it can pull out a win against LAFC (10-4-5, second in the West). At one point seven points out of playoff contention, the Loons are now only three points from sixth place and just one point behind the two teams directly in front of them. LAFC, though, is on a six-game unbeaten run in MLS.

– United coach Adrian Heath.

Numbers: United has the chance to record its longest win streak Sunday with three points against LAFC. A draw would still make it the longest undefeated streak in its MLS history.

Injuries: United M Sam Cronin (concussion) and D Jerome Thiesson (calf) are out; F Abu Danladi (hamstring) is questionable. LAFC GK Quilian Roberts (leg) and M Eduard Atuesta (ankle) are out; M Lee Nguyen is suspended.

Megan Ryan