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Loons juggle roster as four veterans leave for international play

Loons juggle roster as four veterans leave for international play

Minnesota United will call on veterans Eric Miller and Lawrence Olum as well as Collin Martin and rookie Hassani Dotson while it plays upcoming matches without its regular starting 11.


Metanire, Rodriguez, Finlay back in Minnesota United lineup vs. Philadelphia

Minnesota United defender Romain Metanire, left, is back in today's starting lineup after missing Wednesday's 3-0 loss at Atlanta for red-card accumul

The Loons play at Allianz Field in their last game before as many as four players leave for national team duty.


Dotson gets first MLS start, Ibarra returns to midfield against Houston

Dotson gets first MLS start, Ibarra returns to midfield against Houston

With defender Eric Miller and midfielder Kevin Molino out injured, United second-round pick Hassani Dotson gets his first MLS start (at left back) while Miguel Ibarra returns to a midfield role


MNUFC friendly vs. Hertha Berlin an occasion for experimentation

MNUFC friendly vs. Hertha Berlin an occasion for experimentation

The first international friendly played at Allianz Field provides opportunity for those who have seen little action lately


Loons prospects get opportunity in friendly against Bundesliga team

Loons prospects get opportunity in friendly against Bundesliga team

The Loons' home match against German club Hertha Berlin on Wednesday will give players such as Hassani Dotson, Wyatt Omsberg and recalled Collin Martin a chance to play meaningful minutes.


United shuffles lineup, Quintero, Boxall, Molino return as starters

Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero

Changes abound in Minnesota United's starting 11 tonight against Columbus at Allianz Field


United's 'Machine' Metanire: Is he among the best in MLS?

United's 'Machine' Metanire: Is he among the best in MLS?

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath calls him MLS' best right back so far this season. When asked about that, Metanire replied "Time will tell."


Alonso faces former team, Quintero is sub for Loons vs. Seattle

Alonso faces former team, Quintero is sub for Loons vs. Seattle

United veteran Ozzie Alonso plays his former Seattle team for the first time while Ethan Finlay and Miguel Ibarra return to starting lineup. Darwin Quintero is a substitute on his way back from last week's ankle injury.


Quintero available for Loons on Saturday vs. Sounders

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark was unable to break up a pass between Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero (25) and forward Romario

Worried about his ankle after last Sunday's game, Minnesota United will have star offensive threat available for the game at home against midfielder Ozzie Alonso's former team for the last 10 years.


Quintero's ankle is improved, status uncertain for Saturday's Loons game

Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero

Minnesota United star Darwin Quintero's ankle injury sustained in Sunday's 1-0 victory over D.C. United is "better than we thought," according to coach Adrian Heath. But his availability for Saturday's game against Seattle -- Ozzie Alonso's former team -- is undetermined for now.


Eric Miller stays as starter, no Francisco Calvo today vs. D.C. United

Eric Miller stays as starter, no Francisco Calvo today vs. D.C. United

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath says he'd be "hypocritical" if he didn't keep his backline intact for Sunday afternoon's game against D.C. United. Remade in Wednesday's scoreless draw, it helped keep L.A. Galaxy without a goal the last time out.


Loons shake up lineup vs. LA Galaxy at Allianz with big changes

Loons shake up lineup vs. LA Galaxy at Allianz with big changes

With Jan Gregus and Francisco Calvo suspended, Kevin Molino, Eric Miller and Abu Danladi move into the starting lineup and Michael Boxall, Ethan Finlay and both Ibarras (Miguel and Romario) are subs


Down two suspended players, Loons await Opara's return

Down two suspended players, Loons await Opara's return

Veteran defender Ike Opara participated in some of Monday's training. A return by Wednesday's game against LA Galaxy sure would help a team missing suspended Jan Gregus and Francisco Calvo.


United sets July 17 friendly with Aston Villa; Opara unlikely for Friday

United sets July 17 friendly with Aston Villa; Opara unlikely for Friday

United veteran defender Ike Opara didn't train Tuesday because of a hit to the head and a gash over an eye he sustained late in Saturday's tie with New York City FC


United's Darwin Quintero to start vs NYCFC, Kevin Molino active

United's Darwin Quintero to start vs NYCFC, Kevin Molino active

United star Darwin Quintero returns to starting lineup after missing last week's victory at New York


Minnesota United's Adrian Heath on Allianz opener: 'This has to be about the game'

Some of the first Minnesota United fans in Allianz Field cheered from the stands ahead of Saturday's home opener.

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath knows it's a special day for Minnesota soccer with Saturday's Allianz Field opening, but he has reminded his team it has work to do


Game day at Allianz Field: What you need to know

Game day at Allianz Field: What you need to know

Minnesota United's new $250 million Allianz Field opens today with a 4 p.m. game against New York City FC. Get there early and enjoy all the festivities.


United's Darwin Quintero getting 'all the time he needs' with groin injury

United's Darwin Quintero getting 'all the time he needs' with groin injury

The Loons' key scoring threat didn't participate in Thursday's training and his status for Saturday's game at New York Red Bulls is uncertain


Minnesota United's injured Schuller is 'a lot better than we thought'

Minnesota United midfielder Rasmus Schuller was back at training in Blaine on Tuesday and looking well enough to perhaps play Saturday at New York Red

The Loons midfielder's thigh injury that kept him from Saturday's match at New England was improved at Tuesday's training. He's a possibility to play Saturday at NY Red Bulls.


United star Darwin Quintero obtains green card, opens international roster spot

Minnesota United forward Carlos Darwin Quintero.

United star midfielder Darwin Quintero newly obtained green card means he'll no longer occupy an international player spot on team's MLS roster