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Alexi Gomez out for Minnesota United game at D.C. United

Alexi Gomez out for Minnesota United game at D.C. United

The winger wasn't at practice on Tuesday at the National Sports Center.


Loons star Quintero likely to return from injury next week

Loons star Quintero likely to return from injury next week

Minnesota United has reached the part of the season when injuries and suspensions start to stack up and thin the roster.


Loons playmaker Quintero will miss second-consecutive game

Loons playmaker Quintero will miss second-consecutive game

The Loons' goal-minded designated player been dealing with a calf strain and won't play at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.


Loons outside back Jerome Thiesson nearing full strength

Loons outside back Jerome Thiesson nearing full strength

Thiesson, who hasn't played since May 20 with a calf injury, participated in Tuesday's full practice.


United management explains why fan-favorite Ramirez was sold

Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) was congratulated by his teammates after scoring on an outside shot in the first half.

Coach Adrian Heath and sporting director Manny Lagos called it the right decision, even if it is unpopular with the fan base.


United captain calls for Ramirez/Rodriguez comparisons to stop

United captain calls for Ramirez/Rodriguez comparisons to stop

The center back implored the media to cease dividing the team.


New Loons designated player Rodriguez likely to make debut Saturday

New Loons designated player Rodriguez likely to make debut Saturday

The Loons secured an international spot for him in a Wednesday trade with the Colorado Rapids.


No impending move for Minnesota United forward Ramirez

No impending move for Minnesota United forward Ramirez

Despite some Twitter rumors, a source close to the situation confirmed the club isn't shopping its star striker.


Postgame: Loons winger Romario Ibarra makes his debut

Postgame: Loons winger Romario Ibarra makes his debut

He came on for the final 12 minutes of the game.


Same Loons lineup looks to close out homestand with maximum points

Same Loons lineup looks to close out homestand with maximum points

This starting 11 will have played three games in the past nine days.


Mia Hamm shares best advice for young soccer players

Mia Hamm shares best advice for young soccer players

The women's soccer legend was in Minneapolis on Wednesday and took in the Loons game at TCF Bank Stadium.


Loons double down on game-day squad against New England

Loons double down on game-day squad against New England

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.


Heath upset with Loons' play on corner kicks (and things he won't discuss)

Heath upset with Loons' play on corner kicks (and things he won't discuss)

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."


What went right in Loons' 3-2 victory?

What went right in Loons' 3-2 victory?

Despite coach Adrian Heath's postgame mood, there were some good parts to the three points.


Loons stick with the 3-5-2 to start off three-game homestand

Loons stick with the 3-5-2 to start off three-game homestand

The Loons play three home games in nine days starting Saturday against Real Salt Lake.


Rookie Mason Toye finds his comfort with Minnesota United

Rookie Mason Toye finds his comfort with Minnesota United

Plus other fun quotes from after United's international friendly.


Loons reserve players have rare chance to start against Deportivo Saprissa

Bertrand Owundi Eko'o (right),

The international friendly will be the first game as a Loon for some players.


Postgame: Heath says Loons are capable of winning at least 13 games

Postgame: Heath says Loons are capable of winning at least 13 games

The Loons would have to win seven of their last 17 games to reach that mark.


Calvo returns to Minnesota United's lineup against Toronto FC

Loons center back Francisco Calvo has missed three league games while playing with Costa Rica in the World Cup.

The center back has missed three league games while playing with Costa Rica in the World Cup.


Should Loons' Martin have played Friday after coming out publicly?

Should Loons' Martin have played Friday after coming out publicly?

The midfielder was an unused substitute in Friday's 1-0 loss to FC Dallas.