The United Beat
The Loons won't be hosting the match-up, despite an error awarding them hosting rights.
He recently trained with United back in early April.
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.
The Brazilian has a thigh injury.
And other practice updates from Wednesday.
Outside back Eric Miller came to the Loons fewer than two weeks ago in a trade and said in general he is happy with the team's efforts.
During the midweek game, the Loons missed several players who were either injured or resting.
All three of United's forwards are out with either injury or suspension, though Christian Ramirez did travel to the game.
Forward Mason Toye left the game in the 50th minute after a red card.
The outside back came to the Loons in a deadline-day trade earlier this week.
According to project manager Greg Huber, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in the Midway area of St. Paul is just past 50 percent complete. The crew is still targeting a Feb. 22 completion date and is on track and on budget.
The last-minute trade happened as the primary transfer window closed Tuesday.
Never in his wildest dreams would the new Loons midfielders have imagined the possibility that about a decade later, he'd be playing alongside a childhood hero.
Newly arrived Alexi Gomez could also make his debut Saturday against Houston as he is on the bench.
Garber visited Minnesota United on Thursday and addressed many topics, including team captain Francisco Calvo's call for more respect for the Loons.
The forward scored for the first time in 2018 this past weekend.
The 23-year-old has trialed with the New York Red Bulls as well as a team in Denmark.
"You always want to play another game and prove to yourself you can get better results," Minnesota United FC forward Abu Danladi said
The team is fighting to change the league perception about the Loons.
The two outside backs dealt with injuries the past two weeks.