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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.


Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath praises selection of new Orlando City coach James O'Connor

Minnesota United coach Adrian Heath praises selection of new Orlando City coach James O'Connor

O'Connor played for Heath at Orlando in the USL.


Without suspended Ibarra, Loons switch up formation

Without suspended Ibarra, Loons switch up formation

The Loons will use a a 3-5-2 formation on a steamy night vs. FC Dallas.


Heath still annoyed about officiating in United's loss to Colorado

Heath still annoyed about officiating in United's loss to Colorado

The coach said the team won't appeal winger Miguel Ibarra's red card. "The hard part for the authorities is to admit that their people are making mistakes," he said.


Loons coach calls firing of Orlando City coach Kreis a 'knee-jerk reaction'

Loons coach calls firing of Orlando City coach Kreis a 'knee-jerk reaction'

In addition to commenting on his former club, he gave an injury update ahead of Monday's U.S. Open Cup match.


Next challenge: Loons will face Houston in U.S. Open Cup

Next challenge: Loons will face Houston in U.S. Open Cup

The Loons are 1-1-2 against Houston in MLS play.


Loons' Kallman steps in for Calvo against Sporting Kansas City

Loons' Kallman steps in for Calvo against Sporting Kansas City

Calvo is away with Costa Rica in the World Cup.


United to face Costa Rican league champion next month at TCF

United to face Costa Rican league champion next month at TCF

Minnesota United captain Francisco Calvo used to play there while midfielder Johan Venegas is on loan there now.


Mears plays a smart game for United in return from injury

Mears plays a smart game for United in return from injury

The right back kept dangerous Montreal player Ignacio Piatti at bay on Saturday.


Mears returns to Minnesota United for first time in seven games

Mears returns to Minnesota United for first time in seven games

Saturday night's Loon's match vs. Montreal will be Tyrone Mears' first game back since March 31 after recovering from a calf/Achilles injury.


Loons to face USL's Cincinnati team in U.S. Cup - but not at home

Loons to face USL's Cincinnati team in U.S. Cup - but not at home

The Loons won't be hosting the match-up, despite an error awarding them hosting rights.


Former Minnesota United player and Brooklyn Park native Ish Jome lands at Nashville SC

Minnesota United's Ismaila Jome, right, and Atlas' Jose Maduena went after the ball last July at TCF Bank Stadium.

He recently trained with United back in early April.


United's new playmaker Quintero on the crowd and team chemistry

United's new playmaker Quintero on the crowd and team chemistry

Darwin Quintero said the chemistry between him as the playmaker and wingers Miguel Ibarra and Alexi Gomez. as well as forward Christian Ramirez, is continuing to develop.