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Offseason martial arts training and a year of MLS experience have the Loons' midfielder being eyed for scoring more goals with his booming shot.
Uruguayan teenager Thomas Chacon has started his first MLS season with nifty footwork and offense.
Starting with the dark days of last fall when his 10-match suspension started, veteran defender Brent Kallman found purpose and time.
According to sources, Emanuel Reynoso will come to Minnesota and MLS on a club-record $5.5 million transfer fee and will be signed for the next five seasons as one of the team's three allowed "designated players."
Kevin Molino and Ethan Finlay returned last season from knee surgeries. Born fewer than two months apart, both now are 29 amid signs that each is getting back to the player he was before surgery.
When Minnesota United executives analyzed last season, they concluded what their team lacked most was goal scorers. That's where Luis Amarilla fits in for 2020.
Coach Adrian Heath says he hopes to land the 24-year-old "in the next week or so."
St. Paul Central sophomore Fred Emmings signed a pro contract with Minnesota United and has been training with the team in Florida, all before he could even consider getting a driver's license.
The five-year agreement means expanded free agency, higher player minimum salaries and more flexibility for clubs in how they spend money to acquire players.
New Zealander Michael Boxall has been joined by fellow countrymen James Musa, via free-agent signing, and draft pick Noah Billingsley. "You can't have too many,'' coach Adrian Heath said.