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The Loons' first 'designated player' signing, who is likely to command a seven-figure salary, said he is excited to bring his offensive firepower to the second-year MLS franchise.
Minnesota United will have to wait two weeks before it can do its talking on the pitch. But in the meantime, there's some self-reflection to do.
The high-profile acquisition is expected to attend but not play in the Loons' game Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium against Atlanta United.
After failing at first, Minnesota United tried again, and the Loons will likely have their first high-profile signing within the week.
Injury-depleted Minnesota United lost 3-0 to New York Red Bulls on Saturdays, causing winger Ethan Finlay to remark: 'I thought we had left this in 2017.'
New Loons goalkeeper Matt Lampson said, "These past two games have been some of the best defensive team efforts I've seen."
Despite the loss of star Kevin Molino, the Loons held off the Chicago Fire in front of 23,000.
"We've said all along that if the right players became available, we'd try to do it," Minnesota United FC coach Adrian Heath said.
Another strong showing is expected for Minnesota United's second (and final) TCF Bank Stadium opener Saturday. And the forecast is for friendlier weather this time.
Star midfielder Kevin Molino tore the ACL in his left knee in Saturday's victory over Orlando City and will most likely be out for the remainder of the season.