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Last year's leading scorer is satisfied with addition of Angelo Rodriguez.
Minnesota United took a commanding 3-0 lead in the second half before Salt Lake scored two goals in 8 minutes to put the pressure on. And that did not please the Loons coach.
Minnesota United CEO Chris Wright acknowledged in a teleconference the club strives to win but has been working toward the new stadium opening for next season.
United has yet to score a goal from a set piece — dead-ball situations such as direct free kicks and corners. But the Loons have allowed one free-kick goal and seven corner-kick goals, including five in the past six games.
The midweek international friendly was a chance for Loons reserve players to see some action before the MLS schedule picks up again this weekend.
He is expected to bring grit, toughness and leadership to the Loons. Rodriguez joins Darwin Quintero as players who are paid more than the salary cap limitations.
Romario Ibarra comes from Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica in Ecuador's top division and is seen as a potential "difference-maker" by Loons coach Adrian Heath.
His three goals in the 4-3 victory were a first for the club in the MLS era.
Calvo played a total of 105 minutes at the World Cup, starting Costa Rica's 1-0 loss to Serbia and coming on as a sub in the team's 2-0 loss to Brazil before sitting out the 2-2 draw with Switzerland.
The Loons sit in ninth place nearly halfway through the season.