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Minnesota United prepares for another back-to-back meeting

The Loons lost 4-0 to the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 5 and face them again Sunday.

Left-back Marc Burch nearing full strength for Minnesota United

The defender has been recovering since June 20 from bilateral sports hernia surgery.

Goalkeeper Kapp ready to 'make everyone better' at Minnesota United

The 22-year-old rookie signed on as the Loons' third-choice goalkeeper a week ago.

Winger Finlay 'reinvigorated' with Minnesota United

The recent addition from the Columbus Crew trained with the Loons for the first time Monday at the National Sports Center.

Duluth native Finlay set to come home to Minnesota United

The Duluth-born Finlay has played for the Columbus Crew SC since he was drafted in 2012.

Loons roster shake-up continues, Schuller loaned to Finnish team

Poor performance initially dropped Rasmus Schuller from the lineup and injuries thwarted his return, The team also announced the signing of Ethan Finley from the Columbus Crew.

Minnesota United adds Kapp to its goalkeeper contingent

The 22-year-old has been training with the team for the past several weeks.

Minnesota United adds Alex Kapp to its goalkeeper contingent

The 22-year-old has been training with the team for the past several weeks.

Minnesota United heaps praise on sell-out crowd

Boden Nystrom, 16, holds up a Minnesota United scarf after the team's 4-0 against D.C. United in an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP)

United drew 22,649 fans on Saturday, the most since the March 12 home opener has 35,043.

Ramirez misses first United match this season

Minnesota United head coach Adrian Heath talked with Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) as they walked off the field after a 3-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on July 22.

The leading scorer injured his hamstring in the previous match and did not recover in time to start.

Midfielder Cronin hoping Loons can field a more consistent lineup

Cronin played his 250th Major League Soccer match this past Saturday in the 4-0 victory against D.C. United.

Loons to 'err on the side of caution' with Ramirez injury

The Loons' leading scorer tweaked his hamstring this past Saturday and might not play for the first time all season this coming weekend against the Seattle Sounders FC.

United shut out of MLS All-Star Game; three players considered

Ibson, Christian Ramirez and Kevin Molino were all possibilities as representatives for the Loons at Wednesday's match.

United's Ramirez plays it safe with injury concern

The forward left the 4-0 victory against D.C. United on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium late in the first half.

Team captain Calvo back starting for United

Minnesota United defender Francisco Calvo celebrates his goal gainst the Vancouver Whitecaps early in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

The center-back hasn't played since June 29 as he was on national team duty with Costa Rica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Taylor hopes Gold Cup success will mean more playing time with Loons

Center-back Jermaine Taylor started and played all 90 minutes of every match in Jamaica's tournament run, including a 2-1 loss in the final to the U.S. on Wednesday.

Alvbage has no bitterness toward Loons after being let go

Earlier this week, Minnesota United declined the option to extend the goalkeeper's loan, which ran out Sunday.

Team captain Francisco Calvo back with Minnesota United

The center-back trained for the first time with the Loons since leaving for the Gold Cup on June 30.

Goalkeeper Alvbage no longer on United's official roster

After John Alvbage started the first two matches for the Loons this season, Bobby Shuttleworth stepped into the starting role and never relinquished it.

Heath impressed with United's first-time starters

Midfielder Collin Martin, winger Sam Nicholson and defender Michael Boxall all made their starting debuts for the Loons on Saturday.