The United Beat
The squad might have added a new element to its post-home win routine.
Rasmus Schuller did not make the match-day squad against the Colorado Rapids at 5 p.m. Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Minnesota United also trained outside at home in nice weather for the first time this season.
All three are still possibilities to play 5 p.m. Sunday against the Colorado Rapids at TCF Bank Stadium.
The starting left-back is still expected to be available to play against his former team, the Colorado Rapids, on Sunday.
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.
Justin Davis, Jermaine Taylor and Jerome Thiesson and John Alvbage helped clear buckthorn, an invasive species, from Afton State Park on Tuesday.
Coach Adrian Heath also gave an update on picking the 18-man match-day squad for this Saturday's game at Houston.
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.
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.
The Minnesota United FC defender will spend a month with his former Navy coach Dave Brandt at the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
Both Marc Burch and Sam Cronin were disappointed with their play in the 2-0 loss to FC Dallas.
Justin Davis and Ibson made way for the new additions.
The team travels to FC Dallas on Friday.
Coach Adrian Heath has deliberately ramped up the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions for his squad.
The Loons had two new additions and two absences at training, while coach Adrian Heath shared a delightful anecdote.
Postmatch thoughts and notes from United's first MLS win 4-2 against Real Salt Lake.
Coach Adrian Heath experimented with a three-center-back formation in the second half of last week's match.
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.
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.