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Postgame: Minnesota United FC's new winning tradition

The squad might have added a new element to its post-home win routine.


Shuttleworth, Burch in lineup for Minnesota United FC

Rasmus Schuller did not make the match-day squad against the Colorado Rapids at 5 p.m. Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.


United FC's Burch back to training ahead of Colorado Rapids match

Minnesota United also trained outside at home in nice weather for the first time this season.


Schuller, Shuttleworth back in full United FC practice; Burch still out

All three are still possibilities to play 5 p.m. Sunday against the Colorado Rapids at TCF Bank Stadium.


Marc Burch kept out of United practice as a precautionary measure

The starting left-back is still expected to be available to play against his former team, the Colorado Rapids, on Sunday.


United's Schuller and Shuttleworth could return from injury for next match

At Minnesota United FC practice on Wednesday, midfielder Seamus Schuller participated in the first half of practice before bowing out to train separately. Goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth trained separately the whole time.


Some Minnesota United players use their day off to give back

Justin Davis, Jermaine Taylor and Jerome Thiesson and John Alvbage helped clear buckthorn, an invasive species, from Afton State Park on Tuesday.


Minnesota United's diverse music taste: From "good vibes" to "melancholic rock"

Coach Adrian Heath also gave an update on picking the 18-man match-day squad for this Saturday's game at Houston.


Prematch rituals with Minnesota United's Francisco Calvo

The starting center-back has a very specific routine he does before every kickoff dating back to when he turned pro in Costa Rica six years ago.


Minnesota United FC 'getting better' with Houston on the horizon

Coach Adrian Heath said if the 2-0 loss to FC Dallas were played a few weeks from now, the result would have been different.


United's Greenspan reunites with college coach during USL loan

Minnesota United's Joe Greenspan, shown at the team's headquarters in Golden Valley in January, has been loaned to the United Soccer League's Pittsburgh Riverhounds, ostensibly so he can get more playing time. He had been sidelined for several weeks with a concussion.

The Minnesota United FC defender will spend a month with his former Navy coach Dave Brandt at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.


Postmatch: United's new additions have rough start in Frisco

Both Marc Burch and Sam Cronin were disappointed with their play in the 2-0 loss to FC Dallas.


Burch, Cronin make Minnesota United debuts tonight in Dallas

Justin Davis and Ibson made way for the new additions.


United players feeling more settled, plus 'You've Got Mailbag'

Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) took the ball from Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando (18) to score in the second half.

The team travels to FC Dallas on Friday.


Minnesota United's tough early week practices are by design

Coach Adrian Heath has deliberately ramped up the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions for his squad.


Ramirez, Heath earn weekly MLS honors after United's first win ever

The Loons had two new additions and two absences at training, while coach Adrian Heath shared a delightful anecdote.


Bobby Shuttleworth has earned the starting spot for another week

Postmatch thoughts and notes from United's first MLS win 4-2 against Real Salt Lake.


Minnesota United FC sticks with the 4-2-3-1

Coach Adrian Heath experimented with a three-center-back formation in the second half of last week's match.


United shores up defense in acquiring two Colorado Rapids starters

The Loons sent midfielders Mohammed Saeid and Josh Gatt to the Rapids in a deal that brings Colorado's former captain and defensive stalwart to Minnesota.


National team players return to United's practice

Minnesota United had 25 of 27 players available to train in preparation for Saturday's match against Real Salt Lake, with just two out because of long-term injuries.