The United Beat
The Loons are also two away from tying a league record for most goals allowed in a season.
Adrian Heath played a 4-4-2 in the Loons' last match as a way to put forwards Christian Ramirez and Abu Danladi both in striking positions together. The Loons leave Friday for a California road trip to end the season.
Minnesota United had a big showing in MLS' Team of the Week after a big 3-2 victory at Atlanta and 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City.
The Loons played both Christian Ramirez and Abu Danladi up top against Sporting Kansas City.
The Loons are missing five key players for this final home match of the 2017 season.
The France native ruptured his Achilles back on March 22 and had just recently returned to team practices.
Vadim Demidov remains the highest-paid Loon despite having been away from the team for months while the club looks for a way to transfer him.
The starter has missed six matches because of a concussion.
The forward has eight goals this season and is making a late push for Rookie of the Year.
After a disappointing performance this past Saturday at Houston, coach Adrian Heath decided to make some changes.
The team has a busy stretch approaching with three matches in eight days.
The goalkeeper has also been without his regular coach, Marius Rovde, who has been away from the team for several weeks.
The Loons earned a big comeback victory at Montreal a week ago, and won't change from that starting 11.
The striker scored and celebrated accordingly in his first start back from injury.
Christian Ramirez, who has been out with a hamstring injury since July 29, will "certainly" be on the bench come 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Vancouver Whitecaps, coach Adrian Heath said.
Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez has been dealing with a hamstring injury since July 29.
Taylor is one of two Loons -- the other being Sam Cronin -- currently out with the head injury. They won't play Saturday against Philadelphia.
The Denmark native was on a year-long loan from FC Copenhagen.
The rookie finally showed his ability in his natural position against the Chicago Fire.
The Costa Rican has been working on his visa for the past three weeks since his loan deal.