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Loons right-back Venegas sees rare multiple starts

Kevin Venegas had one lone start March 25 prior to three consecutive selections recently.

United sticks with same 11 against the Portland Timbers

Despite a 1-0 loss at Real Salt Lake just this past Saturday, the Loons chose the same starters for the midweek match.

United defender Burch has surgery, out for eight to 12 weeks

Marc Burch played nine matches, totaling 783 minutes, for United this season after coming to the Loons in a trade with the Colorado Rapids.

Minnesota United's Burch enduring more injury woes

The starting left-back is in Philadelphia seeing a specialist because of a groin injury.

Scottish winger's move to Minnesota United not quite a done deal

Sam Nicholson visited the Loons about two weeks ago to explore a potential deal.

Adrian Heath's comments after 'very, very tired' Loons lose in Kansas City

Some further thoughts from United coach Adrian Heath following United's loss on Wednesday.

United announces friendly with Mexico's Club Atlas next month

If Major League Soccer's two-week break in July for the CONCACAF Gold Cup was looking a little bleak, Minnesota United has eased the separation anxiety a bit.

Minnesota United facing a balancing act with two upcoming matches

With the U.S. Open Cup at Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday and an MLS match at Real Salt Lake on Saturday, coach Adrian Heath has to figure out how to treat both competitions.

United returns to training amid injury concerns after bad loss

The Loons have several injury concerns ahead of the U.S. Open Cup match against Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.

Minnesota United's development academy underway

The first round of tryouts drew about 175 players, with an estimated 160 to participate in the next rounds later this month.

Taylor, Warner make first starts in months in Minnesota United's loss

United's depleted squad struggled in the 3-0 defeat at Sporting Kansas City.

Jermaine Taylor, Collen Warner back in Minnesota United lineup

Real Salt Lake midfielder Albert Rusnak (11) raced Minnesota United midfielder Collen Warner (26) for the ball in the second half.

Both are filling in for absences on the squad from national team duty and a suspension.

United, Sporting Kansas City facing depleted squads for Saturday's match

Injuries, suspensions and national team duty will reduce the number of players available for the 4 p.m. Saturday match.

Scottish winger Sam Nicholson in town looking at Minnesota United

The 22-year-old, who just finished his season with Scottish top-division team Heart of Midlothian F.C., is checking out the Loons and discussing a possible move.

Adrian Heath hopeful Kevin Molino and Bashkim Kadrii will return from illness early next week

United will also be without its two Costa Ricans for its next two matches.

Kevin Molino left out of Minnesota United's squad

The former Orlando City player missed out on a rematch with his old club because of illness.

Minnesota United likely heading for a 2019 opening

Also, the Loons will be without team captain Francisco Calvo for the June 3 matchup with Sporting Kansas City.

Joe Greenspan makes his triumphant return to Minnesota United

The defender started and played every minute of eight matches with the United Soccer League's Pittsburgh Riverhounds.

Another delay for Minnesota United's stadium tax breaks

While a bill including the exemptions passed the House on Tuesday evening, it didn't make it out of a special session Wednesday morning.

United likely without Abu Danladi for two to three weeks

Abu Danladi (right)

The rookie forward left the 2-1 loss against the Los Angeles Galaxy this past weekend late in the first half with a groin injury.