The United Beat
The winger wasn't at practice on Tuesday at the National Sports Center.
Minnesota United has reached the part of the season when injuries and suspensions start to stack up and thin the roster.
The Loons' goal-minded designated player been dealing with a calf strain and won't play at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
Thiesson, who hasn't played since May 20 with a calf injury, participated in Tuesday's full practice.
Coach Adrian Heath and sporting director Manny Lagos called it the right decision, even if it is unpopular with the fan base.
The center back implored the media to cease dividing the team.
The Loons secured an international spot for him in a Wednesday trade with the Colorado Rapids.
Despite some Twitter rumors, a source close to the situation confirmed the club isn't shopping its star striker.
He came on for the final 12 minutes of the game.
This starting 11 will have played three games in the past nine days.
The women's soccer legend was in Minneapolis on Wednesday and took in the Loons game at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Loons didn't make any changes to their 18-man team after Saturday's 3-2 victory against Real Salt Lake despite coach Adrian Heath's lamentations about late goals.
After his team's 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake, United coach Adrian Heath said he hoped players would "start listening to the coaches, instead of everything else that's going around the club."
Despite coach Adrian Heath's postgame mood, there were some good parts to the three points.
The Loons play three home games in nine days starting Saturday against Real Salt Lake.
Plus other fun quotes from after United's international friendly.
The international friendly will be the first game as a Loon for some players.
The Loons would have to win seven of their last 17 games to reach that mark.
The center back has missed three league games while playing with Costa Rica in the World Cup.
The midfielder was an unused substitute in Friday's 1-0 loss to FC Dallas.