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Minnesota United aiming to dash San Jose's playoff dreams

The Loons are also two away from tying a league record for most goals allowed in a season.


Loons coach Heath still exploring two-striker options

Adrian Heath played a 4-4-2 in the Loons' last match as a way to put forwards Christian Ramirez and Abu Danladi both in striking positions together. The Loons leave Friday for a California road trip to end the season.


Loons midfielder Kevin Molino named MLS Player of the Week

Minnesota United had a big showing in MLS' Team of the Week after a big 3-2 victory at Atlanta and 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City.


United coach Heath 'OK' with team in 4-4-2 formation

The Loons played both Christian Ramirez and Abu Danladi up top against Sporting Kansas City.


National team duty forces altered lineup for Loons

The Loons are missing five key players for this final home match of the 2017 season.


Minnesota United defender Thomas de Villardi facing another injury hurdle

The France native ruptured his Achilles back on March 22 and had just recently returned to team practices.


MLS Players Union releases updated 2017 salary information for Minnesota United

Vadim Demidov remains the highest-paid Loon despite having been away from the team for months while the club looks for a way to transfer him.

Vadim Demidov remains the highest-paid Loon despite having been away from the team for months while the club looks for a way to transfer him.


Loons hopeful for midfielder Cronin's return this season

The starter has missed six matches because of a concussion.


Loons' Danladi targeting quick return after in-match injury

The forward has eight goals this season and is making a late push for Rookie of the Year.


Loons switch up lineup against Atlanta United FC

After a disappointing performance this past Saturday at Houston, coach Adrian Heath decided to make some changes.


Coach: Loons still have 'everything' to play for despite very slim playoff chance

The team has a busy stretch approaching with three matches in eight days.


Postgame: Shuttleworth switched up his routine ahead of penalty saves

The goalkeeper has also been without his regular coach, Marius Rovde, who has been away from the team for several weeks.


Loons stick with the same lineup against FC Dallas

The Loons earned a big comeback victory at Montreal a week ago, and won't change from that starting 11.


Loons forward Ramirez had a ball with his baby announcement

The striker scored and celebrated accordingly in his first start back from injury.


Ramirez set for Loons return Wednesday

Christian Ramirez, who has been out with a hamstring injury since July 29, will "certainly" be on the bench come 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Vancouver Whitecaps, coach Adrian Heath said.


Loons forward Ramirez still out of game-day action

Minnesota United striker Christian Ramirez has been dealing with a hamstring injury since July 29.


Loons center back Jermaine Taylor dealing with a concussion

Taylor is one of two Loons -- the other being Sam Cronin -- currently out with the head injury. They won't play Saturday against Philadelphia.


Minnesota United parts ways with winger Bashkim Kadrii

The Denmark native was on a year-long loan from FC Copenhagen.


Minnesota United forward Danladi had breakthrough moment as a striker

The rookie finally showed his ability in his natural position against the Chicago Fire.


New winger Jose Leiton finally joins Minnesota United

The Costa Rican has been working on his visa for the past three weeks since his loan deal.