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United likely without Abu Danladi for two to three weeks

Abu Danladi (right)

The rookie forward left the 2-1 loss against the Los Angeles Galaxy this past weekend late in the first half with a groin injury.


Postgame: The SoCal connections of Minnesota United FC's Danladi

Minnesota United's rookie forward has former teammates on the Los Angeles Galaxy.


Schuller out of Minnesota United lineup again because of injury

The starting 11 against the Los Angeles Galaxy is the same one from the past two matches.


MLS All-Stars? Heath makes pitches for several United players

Surprise, surprise, Ibson's at the top of the gaffer's list.


Galaxy's attack provides challenge for Minnesota United

Los Angeles is tied with United in the Western Conference with 11 points, one spot out of playoff contention.


Minnesota United to face familiar foe Sporting Kansas City in U.S. Open Cup

The two teams will now meet four times this year.


Stadium issue causes switch of date for MN United-Atlanta game

Minnesota United will travel to Atlanta United on Oct. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The match was originally Aug. 13, but Atlanta postponed several matches because of continued construction.


United goalkeeper misses practice for operation on broken nose

Minnesota United goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth (33) warmed up prior to the match vs. Real Salt Lake.

Bobby Shuttleworth endured a kick to the face in the 2-0 win against Sporting Kansas City on May 7 but stayed in the match and also played against Toronto.


United's Heath praises midfielder Ibson: 'He makes other players better'

The Brazilian, according to Loons coach Adrian Heath, is arguably the "best footballer" with whom he has ever worked.


Venegas returns to Minnesota United practice

Minnesota United midfielder Johan Venegas (11) took the ball towards the Real Salt Lake goal in the first half.

The Costa Rican midfielder was absent during Wednesday's session after coach Adrian Heath him to "stay away" and "clear his head."


Frustrated Venegas told to 'stay away' from Minnesota United practice

"He's very frustrated at this moment in time," said Loons coach Adrian Heath. Venegas was replaced in the starting 11 for Sunday's game by top draft pick Abu Danladi.


Goalkeeper Shuttleworth looks 'like a raccoon' after taking boot to face

Two days removed from the boot-to-face collision in the 2-0 win against Sporting Kansas City, Bobby Shuttleworth is less bloody but more blue with his two black eyes.


Postgame: Heath says 'probably not' to adding players as transfer window closing

Major League Soccer's primary transfer window closes Monday.


No. 1 pick Abu Danladi makes first start for Minnesota United

The rookie takes the place of Johan Venegas in the starting lineup against Sporting Kansas City.


Jerome Thiesson misses last practice before Sunday match

The right-back was sick ahead of Minnesota United's 12:30 p.m. Sunday clash with Sporting Kansas City.


Schuller available for selection ahead of Sunday's United match

Minnesota United FC's Rasmus Schuller

Midfielder Rasmus Schuller has battled a hip injury the past several weeks.


Loons defender Greenspan likely to stay on loan to Pittsburgh

Minnesota United FC defender Joe Greenspan, left, during training camp.

The center-back, initially on loan for about a month to the United Soccer League's Pittsburgh Riverhounds, now might not be back until the U.S. Open Cup competition that starts in June.


Turf taking its toll on Minnesota United

Minnesota United midfielder Ibson (7) was pulled down to the turf by San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen in the second half.

Minnesota United FC is still training indoors at the National Sports Center, despite it being a 55-degree and sunny Tuesday in May. Here's why.


Postgame: Minnesota United needs focus after close home loss

Coach Adrian Heath said his team was "better than" a 1-0 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes.


Another first: United repeats starting 11 for Saturday's home match

With last week's success and no injuries, coach Adrian Heath hasn't made any changes for the first time in eight matches.